Tune in to Networking Field Day 11 – Switching Innovation—Everything Runs on Switching
Networking Field Day 11 is tomorrow and will be live streaming this Thursday, January 21st, from 2:00-4:00pm. For the uninitiated, Tech Field Day is an event hosted by Cisco where delegates come and listen to a technical deep dive by a Cisco expert in a presentation and discussion format. These delegates range from bloggers, speakers, […]
Network like it’s 1999 with BGP EVPN
BGP EVPN brings both layer 2 and 3 capabilities to the hamstrung overlay but how would it work for your network? How well do you understand the additional benefits and limitations of this design?
How Cisco’s data center is built on openness
As customers embrace cloud strategy to build an agile data center, one of the key pillars is openness. Why openness? To move fast, accelerate time-to-market, drive higher level of innovation and avoid vendor lock-in are some of the benefits to openess. What does open mean? In this case, open source, open standards, open interfaces, open API’s, […]
Cisco Enhances SDN Strategy and Offerings Across the Entire Nexus Portfolio with new VTS Automation Solution
Interest in Software Defined Networking (SDN) continues to grow through the ability to make networks more programmable, flexible and agile. This is accomplished by accelerating application deployment and management, simplifying...
IT Business Leaders Open Up at ONUG
This week, May 13-14, ONUG, or the Open Networking User Group, will meet at Columbia University’s Alfred Lerner Hall in New York City, NY. ONUG is the leading user-driven community of IT Business Leaders, CTOs, network architects, especially including those implementing SDN, who are focused on leveraging the power of their engineering and procurement to influence the pace and deployment […]
A Summary of Cisco VXLAN Control Planes: Multicast, Unicast, MP-BGP EVPN
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 […]
VXLAN/EVPN: Standards based Overlay with Control-Plane
Given the tremendous interest in VXLAN with MP-BGP based EVPN Control-Plane (short EVPN) at Cisco Live in Milan, I decided to write a “short” technology brief blog post on this topic. VXLAN (IETF RFC7348) has been designed to solve specific problems faced with Classical Ethernet for a few decades now. By introducing an abstraction through […]
Announcing Cisco Nexus 1000V for VMware vSphere 6 Release
The Cisco Nexus 1000V has been supported in VMware vSphere hypervisor since 4.0 release (August 2009) up to the current vSphere release 5.5 update 2. We are happy to announce...