Cisco Nexus Switches
Myth Busting Part 3: Not all 400G and 800G switches are created equally
While other network providers continue to use commodity chips, Cisco has been developing custom silicon for Nexus switches since 2014. Creating our own ASIC was the only way to fully realize the promise of software-defined networking and enable advanced capabilities like network segmentation, flexible forwarding, intelligent buffering, and deep telemetry.
First Multi-vendor NETCONF/YANG inter-operability testing: Proven Openness
With the growing complexity of the modern network, automation is becoming more important. NETCONF is one of the widely adopted protocols by networking vendors and customers among all programming interfaces. Alongside NETCONF, YANG provides a powerful, standardized modeling language to complement the NETCONF protocol. In practice, interoperability between service orchestrator and network devices provides flexible mix-and-match solutions based on customer's deployment choice.
Network Automation and the Ingenuity of Data Models
Explore two new methods of network automation in NX-OS using a model-based approach.
Hot off the press: Introducing OpenConfig Telemetry on NX-OS with gNMI and Telegraf!
Learn how to set up streaming telemetry with gNMI on your Cisco Nexus switches and stream it to an open source collector.
Start Your Network Programmability and Automation Journey with Cisco Open NX-OS
Part 1: Setting up your development environment. The blog series starts at the beginning, without assuming any prior knowledge of advanced computer programming and networking concepts.
IT Infrastructure at the Speed of FlashStack
Rapidly changing business conditions, global competition, and digital transformation projects have resulted in an increased reliance on IT to deliver positive business outcomes. Yet, many businesses continue to struggle with delivering the applications and services at the rate and speed required to meet the needs. The culprit? Inflexible IT that cannot support the scale and […]
Customer Spotlight: Orlando Utilities Commission
As the second largest municipality in Florida, Orlando Utilities Commission (OUC) is responsible for providing its 310,000 customers across Orlando, St. Cloud, and Orange counties water and electricity 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Because the utility serves such a large number of customers across a wide range of cities, OUC management found […]
Cisco Assists in Making Swiss College a Little Greener
With one eye on the bottom line and one on future energy consumption, Switzerland’s University of St. Gallen turned to Cisco to help make their campus a little greener. With a campus wireless network powered by Cisco products already in place, the university looked towards Cisco switches and the Cisco Energy Management (CEM) suite to […]
New VersaStack™ optimized for distributed workloads
It has been said that data is the new oil. Given the price of crude today, the metaphor seems to fit in that there is just too much data in the world, to the point we have no idea what to do with all of it. The data glut is driven by the sheer number […]