Last August I joined the Cisco Developer Network (CDN) team as a go-to-market programs manager. Since then I’ve learned lots about the network behind the network. We all know about the network as the platform to help our customers solve their most important business problems, but what about our rich developer ecosystems and the important roles that they play? Enter the Cisco Developer Network (CDN), an industry-recognized developer and technology partner program that helps more than 110,000 developers and 700 partners worldwide deliver differentiated value to our customers. CDN provides a wide variety of tools and resources available to developers through a self-serve community, partnering activities and consulting and development services.
CDN is especially relevant for customers looking to tap into the expanding value of the network through smart solutions and connected architectures. As a part of the Advanced Services team, CDN helps customers get more value from their existing network investment through value-added compatible solutions offered by CDN partners. Customers take advantage of the innovative enterprise-grade, business-ready solutions to achieve productivity, and strategic returns on their technology investment. CDN offers a broad range of business relevant third party products with tested Cisco compatibility. There are more than 1,160 Cisco compatible products available today.
CDN Marketplace features over 900 Cisco-based solutions available from 365 CDN partners. Leveraging best practices from consumer online stores, the CDN Marketplace offers customers and resellers a fast and simple way to search for solutions that meet their specific business needs.
It’s been a thought-provoking couple of months in my new role. I’ve got more to learn and I’m excited to do so. To receive news and updates about CDN please follow us on Twitter at @cisco_developer.
Timberly Morrison, Program Manager, Cisco Developer Network