Most anticipated tech products of 2013
We’re not sure some of them are even on the drawing board, but they’d be great to see
By Tim Greene | Network World US | Published: 16:33, 20 December 2012
As the old year winds down a sense of hope arises that the hints and inklings of new products and services that have been leaking out over the past months may actually materialise in the New Year. Some of them are products that vendors have solidly promised and assigned release dates to, some are part of vaguely marked road maps and some are simply pipedreams fuelled by persistent rumours. Others are services or intriguing situations that could arise. Regardless, here are some of the ones that have caught our eye and that we hope turn out to be as eye catching in reality.
Cisco’s programmable networks strategy known as Cisco Open Network Environment has been evolving during 2012 and should show results during 2013 as it adds support for the Cisco ONE API to products running its IOS, IOS XR and NX-OS operating systems. Similar to Open Flow and Software Defined Networking, Cisco claims its variation will be more flexible than competitive schemes by taking into account more layers of the network when customising flows. Given Cisco’s widespread deployments in business and carrier networks, the impact on operations and performance could be huge.