We decided to take advantage of the fine collection of smart people running around at CiscoLive in San Diego, and tape another in our Virtual Symposia series. This one was a bit different than in that we started with a Cisco-specific seed topic and we did not take live Q&A due to the logistics of being live and onsite at CiscoLive.
I think the show turned out well–we have a wide ranging discussion on not just the Cisco ONE announcement but also SDN, network programmability and implications for networking folks.
This wide-ranging discussion touched on a number of topics:
- Contrasting Cisco’s ONE strategy with SDN and OpenFlow in general
- APIs, OpenFlow, and XML
- What will people do with SDN in the future?
- Distributed and autonomous versus centralized
- Standards: IEEE vs. IETF, de facto and interoperability
- VXLAN and the Nexus 1000V – Is 1000V SDN?
- Operational and organizational impacts
- Systems engineering
- Thinking of networks as flows
As I noted last week, we will be hosting Virtual Symposia #3 (more on network programmability) and #4 (VM networking) later this month. I should have the registration links up tomorrow. We have a killer panel coming together and we will once again have most of the show dedicated to audience Q&A, so I hope you can join us for those.