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ITD: Load Balancing, Traffic Steering & Clustering using Nexus 5k/6k/7k

Data traffic has grown dramatically in the recent years, leading to increased deployment of network service appliances and servers in enterprise, data center, and cloud environments. To address the corresponding business needs, network switch and router architecture has evolved to support multi-terabit capacity. However, service appliance and server capacity remained limited to a few gigabits, far below switch capacity. Cisco Intelligent Traffi…

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Cloud first + RDK + Application framework = Service velocity

By Paul Claussen, Director, Product Management, Cloud Applications, Cisco Service Provider Video Software and Solutions If there’s one constant, in the need to compete more effectively against the growing roster of over-the-top (OTT) video providers, it is the need to move services and products to the consumer marketplace more quickly. Think about it: Every provider of an over-the-top service, video or otherwise, grew up on broadband. Even their…

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ITD: Intelligent Traffic Director

Data traffic has grown dramatically in the recent years, leading to increased deployment of network service appliances and servers in enterprise, data center, and cloud environments. To address the corresponding business needs, network switch and router architecture has evolved to support multi-terabit capacity. However, service appliance and server capacity remained limited to a few gigabits, far below switch capacity. ITD (Intelligent Traffic…

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Scaling the Internet with 6500 Switches Ternary Content Addressable Memory(TCAM) Customization

…ernet Routing Table exceeding 512K Problem The default numbers for PFC3BXL/PFC3CXL are 512k IPv4 routes and 256k IPv6 routes. These numbers can be increased to 1M or 768K IPv4 routes if you enter mls cef maximum-routes ip|ipv6 [] and reload. But, you cannot achieve both 1M IPv4 AND 512k IPv6 routes at the same time. If you increase the IPv4 TCAM size above the default value, it automatically takes up the IPv6 space and vice versa. 6500(config)#ml…

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Have Global IPv6 Deployments Really Slowed Down?

For those that are not closely involved with IPv6, it may seem like the emphasis on migration to the new addressing scheme is waning. But while the hue and cry over IPv6 may appear to have quieted down to a background noise since 2010-2011; a closer inspection would prove that perception to be quite false. What is IPv6 and why does it even matter? Simply put, when a device is on the Internet, it has its own specific address that it uses to commu…

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