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OpenStack Summit Vancouver: Cast Your Votes Today!

…r tweet me @aliamagasu. Happy voting, and see you in Vancouver!   Networking Highly Available, Performant, VXLAN Service Node Scaling Neutron with ML2 Hierarchical Networks DON: Diagnosing OVS in Neutron Network Design Considerations for OpenStack Neutron Deployments A network solution for scalable, performant and highly available OpenStack clouds Neutron extension framework overview and use cases Addressing DHCP and DNS Scalability: A dnsma…


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MP-BGP eVPN control plane for VXLAN – SDN is growing up

…AN Emulation technologies. Cisco Systems introduction and support of Multi-Protocol BGP eVPN control plane for VXLAN is an indication that the SDN industry is growing up, leveraging standards-track protocols, and enabling SDN to scale and interact with others.  This is far more significant to the SDN industry than one can read in a single press release and we will expand on its relevance in th…


VXLAN/EVPN: Standards based Overlay with Control-Plane

Given the tremendous interest in VXLAN with MP-BGP based EVPN Control-Plane (short EVPN) at Cisco Live in Milan, I decided to write a “short” technology brief blog post on this topic. VXLAN (IETF RFC7348) has been designed to solve specific problems faced with Classical Ethernet for a few decades now. By introducing an abstraction through encapsulation, VXLAN has become the de-facto standard overlay of choice in the industry. Chief a…


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Announcing Cisco Nexus 1000V for VMware vSphere 6 Release

…platform.  The Nexus 1000V has been the industry’s leading virtual switching platform with innovations on VXLAN (industry’s first shipping VXLAN platform), and distributed zone firewall (via Virtual Security Gateway released in Jan 2011). The Nexus 1000V also continues to be the industry’s only multi-hypervisor virtual switching solution that delivers enterprise class functionality and features across vSphere, Hyper-V and KVM. In the last m…


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Scalability & A Whole Lot More At Cisco Live Milan

…lio, to address scalability, and much more. One of the key things I’d like to call out is BGP control plane for VXLAN.  While there are more details and a link below, I want to highlight this because as VXLAN continues to pickup steam, and more customers deploy it, these networks are getting, and will continue to get, much larger.  When VXLAN initially came out, one of the things about it that resonated with people was the fact that it would allo…