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Ask the Expert- SD-WAN

Are you ready for the Code For Catalyst Challenge?

Cisco Employee

Cisco Application Hosting on Catalyst 9000 series of switches extends the cloud to the edge of the network enabling data processing closer to the critical source in a distributed manner. Application Hosting is used by various businesses and developers to host new breed for Security, network monitoring/troubleshooting and data analytics tools removing the need for expensive hardware or compute nodes. Catalyst 9000 series switches run on open and modular IOS-XE which is programmable. With Polaris IOS-XE 16.12.1 software release, Catalyst 9300 series switches will have native docker engine. Developers can now quickly develop docker applications and deploy them as needed, shortening the development cycle.

Code for Catalyst challenge is a platform to contribute towards developing docker based applications which are of business relevance and can run on Catalyst 9000 series switches. Current target platform would be Catalyst 9300 series switches. The timeframe for the challenge is July 16, 2019, at 12:00 a.m. Pacific Time and ends on September 13, 2019, at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time. You can participate as an individual contributor or in group of maximum of 3. All the rules and regulations can be found here.

The intent of the challenge is to grow and nurture a strong repository of code base that can be leveraged by other users as well to drive their business intent. Writing a docker container for a Catalyst 9300 is absolutely simple and you can find the steps here. You can now validate and verify your docker applications too using Application Hosting sandbox on DevNet. Sign up now to participate in Code For Catalyst and join us on this exciting journey. There are some amazing prizes to be won too!


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“We (Conscia) are excited how easy it is to quickly put Docker™instances in the network edge layer using the App Hosting on Catalyst 9000. App hosting opens up new possibilities for distributed architectures with automation and IoT with the help of local data processing in the edge"  — Stefan Ehrson, Senior Network Engineer, Conscia

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Interesting; Thanks for sharing !

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