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4. Cisco Open Networking Environment

Our Cisco Open Networking Environment [ONE] strategy, I think, is incredibly, incredibly robust. I also think it's differentiated in that our application-centric infrastructure [ACI], which is a component of Cisco ONE, is really about the programmability of the network. But I think we use that term, and partners say, 'that sounds intriguing but how do I monetize that?'

Well we've announced our APIC infrastructure controller for the enterprise, or the APIC enterprise module [APIC EM]. There are two pretty specific examples I've been talking to partners about, because these are just the very first plug-and-play opportunities with APIC EM, and those are around quality of service (QoS) and ACL, which is our security provisioning.