Cisco Nexus 9000

March 12, 2015

PERSPECTIVES

A Summary of Cisco VXLAN Control Planes: Multicast, Unicast, MP-BGP EVPN

With the adoption of overlay networks as the standard deployment for multi-tenant network, Layer2 over Layer3 protocols have been the favorite among network engineers. One of the Layer2 over Layer3 (or Layer2 over UDP) protocols adopted by the industry is VXLAN. Now, as with any other overlay network protocol, its scalability is tied into how […]

March 6, 2015

PERSPECTIVES

#CiscoChampion Radio S2|Ep 8. ACI with @Malhoit

#CiscoChampion Radio is a podcast series by Cisco Champions as technologists. Today we’ll be talking about ACI with Cisco Technology...

March 2, 2015

DATA CENTER

No Latency Load Balancer in Data Centers

Cisco Intelligent Traffic Director (ITD) is a zero latency multi-terabit layer 4 load-balancer available on 5k/6k/7k/9k. It has support for traffic steering and clustering solution on the Nexus  series of switches. ITD allows customers to deploy servers and appliances from any vendor with no network or topology changes. With a few simple configuration steps on […]

February 5, 2015

DATA CENTER

VXLAN/EVPN: Standards based Overlay with Control-Plane

Given the tremendous interest in VXLAN with MP-BGP based EVPN Control-Plane (short EVPN) at Cisco Live in Milan, I decided to write a “short” technology brief blog post on this topic. VXLAN (IETF RFC7348) has been designed to solve specific problems faced with Classical Ethernet for a few decades now. By introducing an abstraction through […]

January 28, 2015

INSIDE CISCO IT

How Cisco IT Adopts New Technologies in the Data Center

I'd like to give you an inside look at our Allen Data Center and go over how Cisco IT is adopting new technologies and capabilities while at the same time...

October 1, 2014

DATA CENTER

New Nexus 9300 Switches join the Nexus 9000 Series

It’s an exciting time in to be in our industry, especially as we witness how technology continues to reshape how we connect and communicate through a myriad of applications and devices...

February 25, 2014

PERSPECTIVES

#CiscoChampion Radio S1|Ep2: Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI)

Welcome to Episode 2 of #CiscoChampion Radio, a podcast series by and for Cisco Champions as technologists, hosted by Cisco’s Amy Lewis (@CommsNinja). This week we’re talking about Application Centric...

January 22, 2014

DATA CENTER

Independent Report Validates that Cisco Nexus 9000 Offers the Most Comprehensive, Open Programming Environment

As IT departments move to private cloud offerings, DevOps methodologies, and continuous integration capabilities, many segments of the data center market have a strong need for more open, programmable, and...

January 12, 2014

DATA CENTER

Cisco Nexus 9508 Switch Shines for 40GbE Aggregation in Switch Performance Tests

At the heart of the transition to cloud computing is on-demand provisioning of a wide variety of applications, linear scalability of resources, and non-stop operation at lower total cost. With...