It’s no secret that customers expect the network to be ever more open, programmable and application-aware. Cisco is addressing this need with its Extensible Network Controller (XNC), a key component of the company’s software-defined networking (SDN) offering.
The XNC is an application designed to provide greater automation and orchestration of the network fabric and allow dynamic configuration of networks and services that align to business requirements. In this DemoFriday™, Cisco engineers show how XNC provides IT managers a way to give applications direct control over the underlying network infrastructure.
Cisco’s approach to having a centralized controller along with the local control plane is designed to provide a highly scalable, secure, and resilient deployment model. The XNC demo shows how it conforms to SDN controller specifications by supporting both the OpenFlow protocol and Cisco’s onePK (One Platform Kit), which enables a heterogeneous, platform-independent approach to network programmability that includes both Cisco and third-party networking devices.
Join Cisco Product Manager Jothi Prakash Prabakaran, Director of Product Management Archana Khetan, and Distinguished Engineer Bhushan Kanekar as they demo:
- Cisco XNC’s architecture and deployment models
- Northbound APIs available for integration with the controller
- Applications available from Cisco in the current XNC release
The XNC demo will be webcast live on Friday, September 27, at 10:00 a.m. PDT.