software defined networking
Cashing in on Software Defined Network (SDN)
When it comes to software-defined networking (SDN), much of the buzz is on reducing networking complexity and costs. Those are good but can SDN help you make money along with saving money? Simply, yes! Here are three ways we can look at achieving that: Repurpose existing services onto a SDN making them more flexible at […]
Will Software Defined Networking Actually Happen?
As a writer for the IT media, conference speaker, and co-host of the Packet Pushers podcast, I cover emerging networking technologies often. The new tech that comes across my screen ranges in value from “I can’t believe that got funded,” to “Why has no one thought of this before?” and everything in between. As a […]
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...
Rebuttal to VMware Comments on ACI and SDN Architectures
In a January 13, 2014 NetworkWorld article, VMware executive, Steve Mullaney, compared VMware NSX to Cisco ACI and other SDN architectures. Cisco’s
The Year Ahead in Networking
Throughout 2013, I’ve had the opportunity to meet with services provider leaders from around the globe. Whether they are large or small, focused on consumer services or business, or engaged in video or mobility, their ambitions are very much in line with our strategy: To help them monetize and optimize their networks, while accelerating their […]
SDN Reflections on the London Gartner Data Center Conference – Part 1
Last week I was in London for the Gartner Data Center Conference. As always there was a wide range of interesting topics being discussed, all very useful. Working in Cisco...
Cisco Domain Ten: The Compendium
It’s hard to believe but it’s ten months since I first blogged on Cisco Domain TenSM, which is Cisco Service’s framework to guide you on your path to data center and cloud transformation. I’ve now covered all ten domains of this concise and powerful model. I’ll now collect all articles – including my most Cisco Domain […]
#EngineersUnplugged S3|Ep9: The Underlay Network (SDN w/PacketPushers)
Welcome back loyal viewers–this is an episode not to be missed. Engineers Unplugged is thrilled to welcome the Packet Pushers (@packetpushers), aka Greg Ferro (@etherealmind) and Ethan Banks (@ecbanks), as they discuss the underlay network. Yes, they’re showing us the underside and future of software defined networking. Watch and see: Welcome to Engineers Unplugged, where […]
Emerging SDN Skills and the Cisco Approach
The Software Defined Networking (SDN) market evolution is having a major effect on networking job roles. New careers in IT are being built, focusing more on complex services and architectures rather than systems. A recent survey by Cisco found that 71 percent of IT professionals intend on using SDN technology this year for a number […]