Nexus 9000

February 3, 2017


Programmability is the Future of NetOps

3 min read

Primary Author Bio - Lori MacVittie is responsible for education and evangelism of application services available across F5’s entire product suite. Her role includes authorship of technical materials and participation in...

February 2, 2017


Evolving the Nexus 9000 to Enhance Today’s Social, Mobile, Cloud and App-Centric World

3 min read

For most enterprises today, remaining competitive requires them to modernize their data center infrastructure to deliver operational services at the pace and scale of the cloud and DevOps. The Cisco...

June 27, 2016


Application Optimized Transport in the Data Center using Segment Routing

2 min read

  I am posting this blog on behalf of Vipul Shah, Sr Manager, Product Management. Imagine a data center network for an e-commerce business that allows for on-demand allocation of bandwidth as a result of high traffic volumes generated by large number of transactions during the holiday shopping season, or a data center network for […]

June 21, 2016


Choice and Flexibility in deploying L4-L7 services with Cisco ACI and Cisco CloudCenter: An in-depth Journey

5 min read

Two weeks ago, I posted a blog highlighting the growing customer momentum for Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI), particularly in the context of customer successes in ACI-F5 joint deployments. I...

March 16, 2016


Cisco Nexus Fabric Manager: It Really Does Simplify and Automate Fabric Build!

2 min read

These days, it seems every new data center solution lays claim to the latest industry buzz words: automation and simplicity. Unfortunately, most solutions don’t really live up to their claims and over time they’ve lost their clout. Most people just gloss over them. So, knowing that, why would I use them to describe Cisco Nexus Fabric Manager? I […]

March 10, 2016


The Data Center Has Changed Forever

3 min read

Everything about the data center today has changed, driven by the applications that run in it. Today’s data center apps have undergone a fundamental architecture shift from monolithic, shrink-wrapped packages...

September 24, 2015


Cisco ACI – A Hardened Secure Platform With Native, Built-in Security

2 min read

This blog has been developed in association with  Javed Asghar, Insieme Business Unit The Cisco ACI Platform consists of the Cisco APIC controller and Nexus 9000 series switches connected in...

March 12, 2015


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

6 min read

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 11, 2015


Ready, Set…Cloud! Vblock, VxBlock and Cisco ACI usher in operational simplicity and software defined innovation fo …

4 min read

Complexity is easy. Simplicity is hard. Solving operational complexity has been one of the hardest challenges in data center and cloud build-outs. For customers, the challenge of interfacing with different...