It is 2018. Cloud Computing era. Era of commodity network platforms and open source software. High capacity network switches are deployed by dozens or hundreds. Modern network requires more bandwidth with lower cost per bit and higher port density.
Today, I got an email from Cisco - VIRL PE 1.5 is released. I follow the link. They offer Personal License for 20 devices. What can you do with 20 devices? You emulate campus network or 10 years old service provider network architecture.
Greg is right to the point:
OH: “bought a cisco license, now I have to wait 24h before I can actually use it? Amazon can deliver me physical items in less time then that”— EtherealMind (@etherealmind) February 7, 2018
Consumer expectations are clashing with B2B delivery. IT vendors need to stop living in the past.
Cisco, it's time to change.