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New Virtual Symposium: Network Programmability and SDN

July 4, 2012 at 10:33 am PST

As promised, here is the registration link for the first of the two new Virtual Symposia this month.  For those of you not familiar with the Virtual Symposium concept, check out this post for the long explanation--the short explanation is that its a 60 min panel discussion driven by your questions on a topics that we see generating a lot of questions.

The standard panel consists of yours truly, Greg Ferro (EtherealMind), Stephen Foskett (Tech Field Day), and Ivan Pepelnjack (ipSpace), then for each event, we add other folks we think you’ll want to hear from.

Virtual Symposium 3: Network Programmability and SDN

The topics are meaty and the panel is opinionated, so this should be good session--bring your questions and we’ll do our best to keep you enlightened and entertained.

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Virtual Symposium #2: Cisco ONE

July 2, 2012 at 10:53 am PST

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.

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Save the Date: New Virtual Symposia Coming Soon

June 27, 2012 at 10:55 am PST

I am happy to announce we have a couple of new Virtual Symposia on the books.  We had a ton of positive feedback on the storage session, so I hope you can join us for the two new sessions:

  • July 10th, 8am PT -- Software Defined Networking
  • July 24th, 8am PT -- Virtual Machine Networking

As before, it will be Greg Ferro, Stephen Foskett and Ivan Pepelnjak along with some smart, cool panelists in a round table format, answering your questions. The one change we made was to shorten the session down to one hour so its a bit more friendly to your schedule. Save the dates for now and we’ll have registration pages up in a couple of days.

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