Cisco Systems unveiled its Cisco ONE software licensing program Wednesday, which lets customers buy the vendor’s latest and greatest software features and functionality in a way they haven’t previously been able to do.
Cisco ONE is rolling out three software license bundles that cover its data center, WAN and network access software. And later this year, Cisco will let customers buy these bundles as a subscription for the first time. Customers can also buy them as perpetual licenses or in enterprise agreements if they prefer.
The Cisco ONE software bundles — which include hundreds of features that used to be priced and sold separately — all run on Cisco’s networking and UCS server hardware. The data center and WAN-focused bundles include ties with Cisco’s Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) and Intercloud offerings, while the access bundle does not.