The Top Five Myths about Cisco ACI
It’s been almost a year since Cisco publicly unveiled its Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI). As we’ve noted in the past, ACI had to overcome a number of...
The Benefits of an Application Policy Language in Cisco ACI: Part 3 – Group Policies
[Note: This is the third a four-part series on the OpFlex protocol in Cisco ACI, how it enables an application-centric policy model, and why other SDN protocols do not. Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 4] The Cisco ACI fabric is designed as an application-centric intelligent network. The Cisco APIC policy model is defined […]
Open Source at The Large Hadron Collider and Data Gravity
I am delighted to announce a new Open Source cybergrant awarded to the Caltech team developing the ANSE project at the Large Hadron Collider. The project team...
#EngineersUnplugged S5|Ep7: How Data Becomes Information
In this week’s episode, Nils Swart (@NLNils) and Stace Hipperson (@stacehipperson) discuss how data becomes information via Open Daylight. Have they whiteboarded network engineer nirvana? Watch and see. More data! This is in fact unicorns in a distance. Foiled again: This is Engineers Unplugged, where technologists talk to each other the way they know best, with […]
Open Source is just the other side, the wild side!
March is a rather event-laden month for Open Source and Open Standards in networking: the 89th IETF, EclipseCon 2014, RSA 2014, the Open Networking Summit, the IEEE International Conference on Cloud (where I’ll be talking about the role of Open Source as we morph the Cloud down to Fog computing) and my favorite, the one […]
Open Daylight Shines in Impressive Debut
First Open Daylight Summit took place exactly one year since we’ve started the project, to the day! Ah, those memories of having to stay quietly patient, from our first meeting, February 4th, 2013, and longer… in hindsight, talking about it after the code actually started to flow was more appropriate, the 2013 Spring Equinox, as it should. The Open […]
Summary: Cisco is bringing together networking and programming
With the announcements on NX-OS APIs, Application Centric infrastructure APIs, python scripting support, SDN, open source projects OpenStack, OpenDaylight, and Puppet, I have opened an account at codecademy.com...
Is ACI Really SDN? One Point of View to Clarify the Conversation
Perhaps I’m in the minority that is still frustrated by this, but as a marketing person who is tasked with explaining technology and solutions to customers and prospects, I...
Cisco is bringing together networking and programming
Well Cisco has done it. I have worked in IT since 1995 and never learned programming. Sure, I can do a little HTML, and years ago, I learned just enough...