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New Nexus 1000V Virtual Switch 1.5.2 Release Now Available

…ware, VXLANs and more. The new release supports the latest version of VMware’s vSphere hypervisor, and includes vPath 2.0 with service chaining between virtual services. I wrote a blog post a couple of weeks ago about the importance of vPath in inserting virtual services into data center networks, and now we also have a great new white paper available on vPath service insertion technology. The most important enhancement in vPath 2.0 is that you c…


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

…also has the Nexus 1000V, which has replaced WMware’s vSwitch. Cisco has continually added features like vPath to the 1000V, which can be used to add Layer 4-7 services like load balancing and firewalls its virtual switch. Cisco is also supporting VXLAN, which enables overlay networks similar to Nicira’s STT. Finally, the 1000V will be available for Windows Server 2012 and Cisco has demonstrated the Nexus 1000V on OpenStack at Cisco…


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vPath: The Secret Sauce to Enabling Virtual Network Services

…lar 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 pac…


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Some Afterthoughts on Open Network Environment, SDN and Overlay Networks

…pla 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 p…


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Cisco Open Network Environment, Explained

…isting physical VLANs with virtualization-driven VXLAN More sophisticated support for virtualized services with vPath 2.0, especially a cool technology called service chaining So, I am hitting about 900 words, here, so I think I will wrap things up for this post–for those of you reading this, thanks for sticking with me.  In terms of getting more info, keep watching this space, I’ll continue to dig into ONE over the next few days.  B…


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