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How Cisco’s data center is built on openness

…Convergence. What else are we doing to drive openness in the data center? BGP-EVPN control plane to define how VxLAN tunnel endpoints map MAC addressed to IP addresses in a multi-vendor environment, Network Service Header NSH offering a method to identify network service path, OpFlex is an extensible policy protocol designed to exchange abstract policy between a network controller and a set of smart devices capable of rendering policy, open SDN…

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Cisco Enhances SDN Strategy and Offerings Across the Entire Nexus Portfolio with new VTS Automation Solution

…oud networks across the entire Nexus switching portfolio. Cisco VTS focuses on the management and automation of VXLAN-based overlay networks, a critical foundation for both enterprise private clouds and service providers. The announcement of the VTS overlay management system follows on Cisco’s announcement earlier this year supporting the EVPN VXLAN standard, which underlies the VTS solution. Cisco VTS extends the Cisco SDN strategy and portfolio…

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Open Networking with Cisco ACI and Open NX-OS

…or users to run their own apps if they wish to do so. Cisco offers many options for open networking such as the VXLAN & EVPN fabric running also on an SDN type of infrastructure. This not to say we are changing directions, but rather it’s to say that we want to give flexibility to users. All these protocols and ways to achieve a fabric buildup exist today and the multitude of technical choices with Cisco to build a Data Center fabric allows m…

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IT Business Leaders Open Up at ONUG

… a Cisco Sponsored After Party from 5:00 – 9:00 pm. For Further Information Cisco Intelligent WAN ONUG Blog – VXLAN Comes of Age with BGP-EVPN MP-BGP eVPN control plane for VXLAN – SDN is growing up Cisco Border Gateway Protocol Control Plane for Virtual Extensible LAN VXLAN Network with MP-BGP EVPN Control Plane Follow ONUG LinkedIn Groups Open-Networking-User-Group Twitter ONUG OpenNetworkingUserGroup.com…

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A Kilo of Cisco Contributions

…e maximum transmission unit (MTU) size of a packet is highly dependent on the magic (the alphabet soup of VLAN, VXLAN, GRE tunnels, etc.) being employed to connect points A and B. Cisco has introduced an extension in Kilo which allows the L2 plugins to calculate a suitable MTU and observe the limits of the network MTU to avoid problems such as fragmentation and dropped packets. This functionality was added to support Network Function Virtualizati…

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