A few weeks ago at the Open Networking User Group (ONUG) conference, Cisco hosted a session on ACI, Docker, and Group Based Policy for Tech Field Day Extra. ONUG is a two day conference which includes keynotes and panels providing opinions on open infrastructure deployment from IT business leaders.
And for those of you who haven’t heard of or seen the Tech Field Day sessions, a quick breakdown: Delegates (bloggers, speakers, podcasters, and influential leaders) come in for a session on Cisco technologies in which they are allowed to ask questions freely throughout the presentation. Usually these presentations consist of a demo and/or a white boarding session.
For Tech Field Day Extra (#TFDx) at ONUG one of our principal engineers, Lucien Avramov, gave an hour presentation to 11 delegates at New York University.
In his first session Lucien discusses Cisco Application-Centric Infrastructure (ACI) and demonstrates the integration between ACI and OpenStack with F5 and Palo Alto components:
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Tags: #TFDx, ACI, ONUG, open networking user group, tech field day
Next week (3rd-5th November) the Open Networking User Group (ONUG) meets at New York University in New York for its fall conference. For those of you not familiar with ONUG, it is a community of IT business leaders who exchange ideas and best practices for implementing Open Networking and Software-Defined Networking (SDN) designs.
Our enterprise customers continue to show significant interest in simplifying and automating their WAN network infrastructure and datacenter. Our ACI solution has reached over 1000 customers and we continue to see enhancements to Cisco Intelligent WAN (IWAN) with APIC-EM and the IWAN Application. Read More »
Tags: ACI, APIC-EM, Intelligent WAN, IWAN, IWAN App, ONUG, SDN, SDWAN, Zorawar Biri Singh
I was excited to attend the Open Networking User Group Conference last week at Columbia University in New York. The Open Networking User Group is a community of IT business leaders who exchange ideas and best practices for implementing Open Networking and Software-Defined Networking (SDN) designs. One of the ONUG working groups is the SD-WAN Working Group which was my main interest for attending this event. The SD-WAN working group has determined a set of 10 business requirements (based on user-developed use cases) that Enterprises should consider when evaluating SD-WAN solutions:
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Tags: Intelligent WAN, IWAN, IWAN Application, ONUG, SD-WAN
Over the last couple of years, Data Centers have become a key focus on networking innovations, particularly around the broad area of Software Defined Networking (SDN). At Cisco, for nearly one year, we have been shipping our new way to build a Data Center with our Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) solution. ACI relies on the vision of using a policy based methodology to enable network switches, services, and hypervisors to establish network connectivity among each other.
At the Open Networking User Group (ONUG), a survey reports that 3% of the networks run by ONUG members are built on open networking whereas 71% are not open at all. The assessment of any system being declared “open” is a subjective term. At Cisco we have built a foundational infrastructure in ACI, that relies on open protocols and programming constructs such as APIs, in order to provide a solution where the network becomes ‘invisible’ to the end user, and the network devices and services modules, such as firewalls, load balancers, physical and, virtual switches are automatically configured based on the end user intent. Read More »
Tags: ACI, NX-OS, ONUG, Open Networking, virtual network overlay
This week, May 13-14, ONUG, or the Open Networking User Group, will meet at Columbia University’s Alfred Lerner Hall in New York City, NY.
ONUG is the leading user-driven community of IT Business Leaders, CTOs, network architects, especially including those implementing SDN, who are focused on leveraging the power of their engineering and procurement to influence the pace and deployment of open networking solutions.
If you are planning on attending, I’d like to provide you with a quick overview of the activities Cisco will be participating in at the Open Networking User Group.
On conference day 1, May 13, the SD-WAN and the Virtual Network Overlay Working Groups will present their top ten findings and present their work.
Check out the SD-WAN Working Group Update with Cisco speaker, Steve Wood, Principal Engineer, Enterprise Routing, from 10:00-10:45 am.
Then during the Technology Showcase Break, meet Sumanth Kakaraparthi, Product Manager, Enterprise Routing and Bill Reilly, Technical Marketing Engineer, Enterprise Routing who will deliver an IWAN/SD-WAN Demo at the Cisco demo station.
Next, attend the Virtual Networks/Overlays Working Group Update with Cisco speaker, Mike Cohen, Director of Product Management, Insieme Networks, on May 13 from 12:00-12:45 pm.
Following these updates will be a luncheon presentation: “Faster WAN Delivery: Software Defined WAN-as-a-Service” on May 13 from 1:30-2:30 pm delivered by Cisco speaker, Jeff Reed, VP, Enterprise Infrastructure and Solutions Group. Jeff will be joined by partner speakers: Jeff Gray, Glue Networks CEO and Matt Cook, Forsythe Sr. Director – Network & Workspace Solutions.
From 4:05-5:00pm, there will be a lively debate on “Closed vs. Open Source Software” moderated by Ernest Lefner, Bank of America, between Charles Giancarlo, Silver Lake, taking the Pro Closed position and Lew Tucker, Cisco VP/CTO for Openstack, taking the Pro Open position. You can carry on the debates yourselves afterwards at the Cocktail Reception from 5:00-7:00.
The next day on May 14 from 2:45-3:45 pm there will be a Town Hall Meeting with leaders from Facebook, Ansible, Nuage, vArmour and our own, Mike Dvorkin, Cisco Distinguished Engineer, Insieme Networks, who will all speak on “Will the DevOps Model Deliver in the Enterprise?”.
Finally, that evening join us at a Cisco Sponsored After Party from 5:00 – 9:00 pm.
For Further Information
Cisco Intelligent WAN
ONUG Blog – VXLAN Comes of Age with BGP-EVPN
MP-BGP eVPN control plane for VXLAN – SDN is growing up
Cisco Border Gateway Protocol Control Plane for Virtual Extensible LAN
VXLAN Network with MP-BGP EVPN Control Plane
LinkedIn Groups Open-Networking-User-Group
Tags: EVPN, IWAN, ONUG, Open Networking, SDN, VXLAN