Just as network hardware and silicon innovations have been advancing, so have innovations in networking software. As the network infrastructure evolves, and greater and greater demands are placed on the network, the software that helps to define and shape the network also continues to evolve. This chapter examines that evolution, and peers more deeply into how Cisco’s networking software infrastructure is changing to adapt to the ever-growing demands placed upon it.
This chapter explains the following:
Networking software innovations with Cisco IOS XE
Cisco trustworthy systems and the importance of secure infrastructure
The move to intuitive networking
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