software defined networking

July 9, 2014

PERSPECTIVES

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 […]

January 22, 2014

DATA CENTER

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...

January 21, 2014

DATA CENTER

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

December 19, 2013

EXECUTIVE PLATFORM

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 […]

December 6, 2013

DATA CENTER

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...

October 9, 2013

DATA CENTER

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 […]

August 21, 2013

DATA CENTER

#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 […]

June 27, 2013

EDUCATION

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 […]

June 23, 2013

DATA CENTER

Leading the Network Evolution to SDN – Helping You with Your SDN Adoption Strategy

  If you are following the industry debates around Software Defined Networking (SDN), and are wondering “What really is SDN?”, “How the concepts of network virtualization and network programmability relate...