We decided to take advantage of the fine collection of smart people running around at CiscoLive in San Diego, and tape another in our Virtual Symposia series. This one was a bit different than in that we started with a Cisco-specific seed topic and we did not take live Q&A due to the logistics of being live and onsite at CiscoLive.
I think the show turned out well--we have a wide ranging discussion on not just the Cisco ONE announcement but also SDN, network programmability and implications for networking folks.
This wide-ranging discussion touched on a number of topics:
- Contrasting Cisco’s ONE strategy with SDN and OpenFlow in general
- APIs, OpenFlow, and XML
- What will people do with SDN in the future?
- Distributed and autonomous versus centralized
- Standards: IEEE vs. IETF, de facto and interoperability
- VXLAN and the Nexus 1000V – Is 1000V SDN?
- Operational and organizational impacts
- Systems engineering
- Thinking of networks as flows
The video is hosted on the Tech Field Day site.
As I noted last week, we will be hosting Virtual Symposia #3 (more on network programmability) and #4 (VM networking) later this month. I should have the registration links up tomorrow. We have a killer panel coming together and we will once again have most of the show dedicated to audience Q&A, so I hope you can join us for those.
Tags: Cisco ONE, Packet Pushers, SDN, tech field day, virtual symposia
Captain’s log, October 27, 2011:
The USS Cisco took off for the Gestalt IT Networking Tech Field Day 2 with Captain Omar Sultan (see picture below, courtesy of techfieldday.com), Data Center Solutions Sr. Marketing Manager, at the helm. Tech Field Day networking industry experts gathered on the bridge, cleverly disguised as the Cisco Cloud Innovation Center (CICC) Lab, for an informal, no-holds-barred conversation on recent Nexus portfolio announcements, the continued march towards automated provisioning of cloud services and ever-evolving VM networking technologies.
Captain Omar at Cisco Networking Tech Field Day 2
For those who weren’t at the event or haven’t seen the video recording yet, please excuse my unabashed geekiness, but you’ll have to watch the first minute of the video to get the above reference. As a new member of the Data Center Solutions Marketing team, this is also my first foray into the Cisco blog-o-sphere, so I hope to share some fresh viewpoints on the day’s events.
Several things were made very apparent during the Tech Field Day session:
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Tags: automated provisioning, brighttalk, CIAC, cicc, Cisco Intelligent Automation for Cloud, cloud, han yang, networking tech field day, Nexus 1000v, Nexus 3000, Nexus 5000, Nexus 7000, omar sultan, orchestration, tech field day, Tina Feng, virtual machine networking, virtual services, virtualization insights, vm networking, VXLAN