Cisco Blogs

Search Results

50 posts found

VMware’s SDN Strategy is No Threat to Cisco, says Mike Fratto

For those of you wondering about the impact to Cisco of Software Defined Networking and the combined SDN strategy of VMware and Nicira, I point you to a very rational and well-articulated article by Mike Fratto of Network Computing, that basically says Cisco doesn’t have much to worry about. (Enterprise Strategy Group had already said something similar, by the way). Specifically, Fratto says: The lack of programmability in existing networking ha…

Read More >>

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

vPath: The Secret Sauce to Enabling Virtual Network Services

…ular post, so I’m following up this week on another fundamental component of Nexus 1000V-based virtual networks, vPath, the secret sauce that allows us to deploy virtual network services in the data center. What is vPath? Well, if VXLANs can set up secure tunnels over a shared, multi-tenant virtual network, vPath is a feature of the Nexus 1000V virtual switch that can redirect traffic to virtual application services before the switch sends the pa…

Read More >>

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Some Afterthoughts on Open Network Environment, SDN and Overlay Networks

…opla was the importance of Layer 4-7 virtual services to the virtual overlay story, and specifically the role of vPath. vPath is a component of the Nexus 1000V virtual switch that enables the integration of virtual service nodes into virtual overlays. vPath is critical to inserting services such as security, WAN optimization or load balancing into the data paths of our virtual networks. These virtual services are again agnostic of the underlying…

Read More >>

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Cisco Open Network Environment, Explained

Let’s cut to the chase–you have probably wondering “what is Cisco going to do about SDN and OpenFlow?” Well, probably more than you expect, but before we get into that, I would respectfully suggest you are asking the wrong question. Cisco Open Network Environment (Cisco ONE) was created to deliver a specific capability to our customers: providing direct programmatic access to Cisco infrastructure.  As we were vetting this conc…

Read More >>

Tags: ,

Interop Wrap-up: Focus on Nexus 1000V and Virtual Services

Well, Interop Las Vegas 2012 has come and gone, and it was another exciting week for us. The folks at TechWiseTV caught up with Prashant Gandhi, our Senior Director of Product Marketing for network virtualization technology, to talk all about the latest innovation in the Nexus 1000V portfolio and where we are heading with what is increasingly becoming a very strategic platform for Cisco. Prashant really hits this interview out of the park, as he…

Read More >>

Tags: , , ,