Success breeds success.  In April this year, Cisco Nexus 9516 won the Best of Interop at Las Vegas. Yesterday, Cisco ACI and Nexus 9000 won the Best of Interop at Tokyo.


Listen to Cisco Technical Marketing Engineer Lucien Avramov describe the action and excitement of the award announcement on the show floor:http://youtu.be/RPmxF1Cb2rc


Interop Japan 2014 has seen a major highlight in terms of innovation in data center networking, ‘beyond SDN’ with Nexus 9000 and ACI technology.  Cisco engineering team deployed a large ACI network at this event with two ACI fabrics comprising a total deployment of 4 x 9500 spine chassis switches, a 9336PQ standalone spine switch, 8 x 9300 Top of Rack switches, and 6 APIC controllers.

Two main activities were covered by our Cisco technology at the Interop Japan 2014 event in Tokyo: a live Cisco ACI fabric powered by Nexus 9000 running real core data center traffic at the Interop Network Operation Center [NOC] interconnecting various vendor equipment with key edge technologies such as VXLAN. The ACI fabric was configured through API using the Policy Based Data Center vision of ACI.  This environment ran from NOC start to end without any interruption

Also, at the Cisco booth, we showcased an ACI fabric with a live demo environment: the ACI policy Model, the ACI and OpenStack integration, ACI and service integration with dynamic load balancing with Citrix NetScaler and with the ACI fabric accommodating a multi-hypervisor environment.  This setup was used to show live traffic to customers and partners during the event.

Stay tuned for more news on this

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Ravi Balakrishnan

Senior Product Marketing Manager

Datacenter Solutions