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Open Network Environment (ONE)

Forrest Stroud
Last Updated May 24, 2021 7:50 am

A software-defined networking (SDN) strategy from Cisco developed to help networks become more open, programmable and application-aware. According to this article from eWeek, with Cisco s Open Network Environment, or Cisco ONE, the company s goal is to deliver software programmability throughout the network, from ASICs and operating systems to networking functions and services.

While software-defined networking typically entails separating the control plane and data plane, Cisco s SDN strategy of an Open Network Environment focuses on retaining existing networking processes while offering better integration with third-party software.