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Cisco DevNet in the news

Since introducing Cisco DevNet in December 2013, the site and program have evolved to reflect the input of our global developer community.

On Monday, July 21, we announced Cisco DevNet to the press.

See all the links to the press coverage

Here are a few quotes:

Wall Street Journal

Clifford Grossner, an analyst at Infonetics Research, credits Cisco for jumping on the changes that could make networks easier to manage with software and gradually reduce the price of switching devices.

"They get it, too, they are making the turn," he says."

Don Clark,

SD Times?

"The site also hosts a free-access sandbox for developers. In the sandbox, developers can get access to running labs filled with Cisco hardware and software. For example, WebEx is included in the sandbox, thus allowing developers to build software that can interact with the WebEx service without having to pay for WebEx time just to test their software."

Alex Handy, SD Times


"Through its new DevNet community, Cisco will give programmers everything they need to build the software, from open APIs and software-development kits (SDKs) to tutorials, developer sandboxes and an avenue for them to communicate with each other."

Jeff Burt, eWeek

Enterprise Networking Planet?

"[Cisco CEO] John Chambers is behind this, and it is a Cisco operating committee-directed effort," Tywoniak said. "There are central funds and you'll see this less as individual business unit try and to do heroics, so you'll now see a more consistent message from Cisco about developers."

Sean Kerner, Enterprise Networking Planet

Application Development Trends?

"Launched last December, the developer portal has now reached critical mass, a spokesman told this site, with 80,000 registered developers, a number projected to exceed 1 million by 2020."

David Ramel, Application Development Trends

Data Center Knowledge?

"Cisco has a new developer program called DevNet, aimed at attracting developers for building Cisco-enabled applications faster, boosting the networking giant's place in the cloud computing world. The goal is to court programmers to write apps to enhance or manage Cisco-powered networks."

Jason Verge, Data Center Knowledge


"Shannon Champion, business development manager at Matrix Integration, a Jasper, Ind.-based Cisco partner, applauded Cisco's decision to open up more APIs and invest more in software through the DevNet community."

Kristin Bent, CRN