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Evolution of Virtualized Routing

Hello, and welcome to my blog. As a new member of the Enterprise Networking’s Solutions Marketing team, I’ll be writing about connectivity to the cloud, Software Defined Networking (SDN) and virtualized routing. You can expect to learn details around Cisco’s architecture and product offerings in these topics. Further, based on your comments, I can go into as much detail as necessary. First, a brief background. I moved to the Bay Area last Novemb…

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Vive la Nexus 1000V on Microsoft Hyper-V!

…NetConf, syslog, and advanced troubleshooting command-line interface (CLI) features Virtual services using Cisco vPath such as Cisco Virtual Security Gateway (VSG) And, of course, we still count on vPath to tie in all the virtual network services and virtual security nodes into the fabric: Cisco vPath is an innovative architecture that extends the Cisco Nexus 1000V platform to support multiple network services including firewalls, load balancers…

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Public Beta of Nexus 1000V virtual switch for Microsoft Hyper-V is Now Available

If you missed our webcast on the upcoming Nexus 1000V release for Microsoft Hyper-V, you missed the announcement that we are now making available a beta version to the general public, as of March 6. (Note: Everyone asks, so, no, we haven’t announced the availability date for the GA version yet, but it’s coming soon). This should be great news for the large number of folks that we had to turn away that we couldn’t support in our earlier alp…

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Primer on Cloud Confidence

We had some sneak peeks at CiscoLive in London but as you probably know by now, this stuff was just formally announced last week.  Several demos worth looking at give you the foundation for what is important. Shashi Kiran is leading this effort and you can always count on a good quote: “Cisco takes Unified Fabric to the next level delivering compelling customer value in an evolutionary manner, we offer a switch with the industry’s…

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Ask the DC Security Expert: Three things to know about data center firewall application visibility and control

I recently interviewed Mike Geller, a 15-year Cisco veteran and a security architect, who focuses on securing infrastructure, devices, and services delivered by service and cloud providers to governments, enterprises, and end users. I asked Mike to discuss three key feature sets that firewalls should have today to enable users to securely access the applications in the data center. This topic is very timely as application control is quite the “i…

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