Service Provider Network Advantage in the Cloud
At VMworld 2010, we were excited to receive the “Best of VMworld 2010” award in the Hardware for Virtualization category with our Overlay Transport Virtualization (OTV) technology. Running on the Cisco Nexus 7000 series, OTV allows Service Providers to bridge LANs between separate data centers in an intelligent, secure, and dynamic fashion. In essence, it brings layer 2 capabilities to layer 3 over a unified IP network and was designed for large networks. This enables SPs to use their scale to provide better services (i.e. resource utilization and optimization), decrease costs (i.e. workload balancing), and ensure service delivery (i.e. business continuity and flexible upgrading options).
We were also glad to meet and interact with customers at the Cisco booth. Our theater sessions were full, our demos were in high demand, and we had some great conversations. A recording of the full presentation of the opportunity for SPs in the Cloud is now available:
At the team’s station in the Cisco booth, Mark was explaining how Cisco is enabling SPs to reach their customers via a Unified Service Delivery approach and with our solutions.
In our booth, we also had a live demo where newScale and CA partnered to demonstrate dynamic server provisioning on top of a UCS platform.
Thank you for joining us at VMworld 2010, I look forward to the next opportunity to meet, and please send me your questions or let me know what you want to hear about next.