Test & Verify. How often is this ‘really’ be done in networking?
After learning more about what can be done here, I really feel like more people should be taking advantage of this.
The idea of building a fully virtualized version of your existing or desired network so you can see how your applications (and the network itself) will act and react in various situations, is like a wonderful dream of ‘never leave the chair’ goodness. This is immensely helpful and cost effective when compared to the amount of equipment historically required.
Nour Abu Sheik for Cisco Modeling Labs
Watch the show: TechWiseTV 172 Cisco Modeling Labs
More information at their cisco.com/go/cml website.
Guest Expert: Nour Abu Sheik
Engineering Expert, Craig Brown, first introduced me to this software/service at Cisco Live Milan…but was stuck in Australia when we taped this…
Simulation vs. Emulation. Different of course. Emulation is a ‘pretender’ whereas ‘simulation’ is full on re-creation. CML is a simulation of the environment that you create so your experience is as realistic as it can be.
Cisco Modeling Labs uses the same IOS code running on your hardware, but built to run in a simulated environment. Using OS images such as IOS, IOS XR, IOS XE, NX-OS, and L2 switching, you can design, build, visualize, and launch a network simulation in a matter of minutes rather than days.
Why do we care?
Read More »
Tags: advanced services, CML, simulator, TechWiseTV
John McDonough talks Intercloud Fabric on TechWiseTV
TechWiseTV Episode 174 featuring Cisco Intercloud Fabric, part of the Enterprise Cloud Suite with guest John McDonough, @johnamcdonough
Watch the full show right now.
Related Episode 171: Cloud Agility for automation in the private cloud featuring Cisco Prime Service Catalog, Stack Designer. Short on time but curios? Watch the Short Promo of 171.
The Intercloud Fabric offers an answer for every enterprise that recognizes hybrid cloud is the goal, yet still faces the inevitable ‘how to’ questions.
The proverbial ‘how do I have my cake and eat it too.”
Read More »
Tags: Cisco, cloud, hybrid, InterCloud, TechWiseTV
TechWiseTV SP 168 covers Cloud VPN
I first saw this demo’d at Cisco Live Milan and although it was interesting, I don’t think I fully appreciated the problem being solved.
The base technology enabling this became our first show in the SP series (NSO enabled by Tail-f). It was then that I began to really appreciate how some of the most mature technologies, like VPN, did not have the agility providers need to truly offer all their potential customers.
We ARE going to show you a specific service, using YOUR network, where the technology can be ready to go faster than your marketing or sales department can be ready to sell it.
– Watch the 20 minute show right now –
The numbers are pretty clear: By 2019, there will over $800 billion worth of incremental revenue and value for service providers to seize across cloud, mobile, and video technologies. (MOI Tool)
But when it came to rolling out new services…SP’s have only been able to service the largest of clients. The complexity of configuration on a new service is so manual and complex that only the biggest opportunities made sense.
Read More »
Tags: Cloud VPN, esp, NSO, Service Provider, SP, TechWiseTV, virtual managed services
Carl Moberg from Tail-f covers NSO on TechWiseTV
This is the first in a new series of Service Provider focused topics. We had a lot of choices on where to start but this jumped out as my favorite. Tail-f brought us some incredibly successful work that dovetails nicely into our SP strategy.
Tedious CLI and home-spun scripts continue to characterize a boom of network growth that is now struggling under its own weight. SP networks, and many enterprises in fact, just can’t keep up with the demand for services. This now affects their ability to compete and thrive.
It has been impossible to implement network management and/or automation from the outside in. Even if our networks were all from one single vendor, the number of updates, traffic characteristics and unique configurations would still make it an uphill battle. SP networks are multivendor and full of legacy equipment that continues to have value. Cisco’s NSO is now offering a way to work this problem from the inside out. Standards and protocols that have been grown and tested over the last decade are now ready to turn this into one of those great ‘why didn’t we do this before’ situations.
– Watch the full 20 minute show now –
- Wayne Cullen walks us through Cisco’s Evolved Services Platform (ESP), the vision and the updated roadmap.
- Carl Moberg explains NETCONF, YANG and the benefits of a model driven architecture.
Read More »
Tags: Cisco EPN, cisco esp, epn, esp, netconf, NSO, orchestration, Tail-F, TechWiseTV, yang
I had been looking forward to revisiting one of my favorite data center’s. We had done this first back in 2011 and that video continues to do pretty well.
We had a chance to go back this year and one of the first things I noticed when we returned…it was filling up. All the open floor space we shot the open for in 2011 was now filled and their were crews still pulling in fresh cable, racking new equipment and more. It was a busy place all night long. (Watch the full tour)
TechWiseTV Allen Data Center Cable Pull
One of the biggest reasons we returned was the growth in cloud services and the extensive use and build out of UCS of course, but now also ACI. The flexibility of this entire network relies upon the very use of technology that Cisco is developing. Its certainly on the mature side of course since this is one of Cisco’s primary production centers. As you would probably notice, its a beautiful, roomy layout that makes it desirable for touring. This is not common of course but it was built as a showcase for customers who want to see how things look when they all come together. The site is mirrored in Richardson, just a 20 minute drive South from this Allen location so that either site could take over and maintain operations for Cisco.
I am a big fan of all the physical facility innovation present here. These visual aspects would be appealing to a visual storyteller of course, but they also have not really changed since 2011. Read More »
Tags: ACI, allen data center, cisco intercloud, Cisco UCS, CITEIS, data center, InterCloud, TechWiseTV