application centric infrastructure
Security for an Application-Centric World
Organizations are migrating to the cloud because it dramatically reduces IT costs as we make much more efficient use of resources (either ours or by leveraging some cloud provider’s resources...
Software Defined Networking, Cisco Style
As new technologies emerge and replace traditional ones, IT teams are discovering that building an infrastructure around new functionality is advantageous in a slew of ways. One such disruptive technology gaining ground is software defined networking, or SDN. The premise of SDN is to allow the user to determine how the network behaves by decoupling […]
How Is Cisco IT Benefiting from Application Centric Infrastructure?
Cisco IT has already started reaping the benefits of Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) from our early internal deployments. Cost savings rank high, in decreased operating expenditures through automation...
Unleashing IT magazine Profiles Early adopters of Cisco ACI
It has been just a few short weeks since the Cisco Application Policy Infrastructure Controller (APIC) began shipping, building upon the availability of the Nexus 9000 series and laying the foundation for Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI). The feedback from early adopters has been quite positive. As of August 13th, 2014 we had over 580 […]
Cisco ACI Fabric Simplifies and Flattens Data Center Network
On July 18th, Cisco IT turned on the first deployment of Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) fabric at its engineering data center in San Jose. By using ACI fabric to simplify...
Nexus Flexibility Eases Transitions
Cisco has a broad base of data center customers with a diverse set of requirements and we meet their needs with Nexus - the most comprehensive switching portfolio in the...
Power of Open Choice in Hypervisor Virtual Switching
Customers gain great value from server virtualization in the form of virtual machines (VM) and more recently Linux Containers /Dockers in data centers, clouds and branches. By some estimates, more than 60 % of the workloads are virtualized although less than 16% of the physical servers (IDC) are virtualized (running a hypervisor). From a networking perspective, the hypervisor […]
Observations from London SDN Conference… “Wait, it’s coming…” … But Can You Afford T …
Last week I spent some time at the “Software Defined Networking 2014” conference in London. It’s a relatively small conference I would say however given the growing interest in SDN and rapid progress of the technology it’s always good to hear alternative viewpoints and experiences. And I certainly found the previous conference here in December […]