VXLAN

September 9, 2015

DATA CENTER

What is Cisco’s SDN Strategy for the Data Center?

Cisco has a broad spectrum of customers across a wide range of markets and geographies. These customers have a diverse set of requirements, operational models and use cases, meaning that...

June 16, 2015

DATA CENTER

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, […]

June 10, 2015

DATA CENTER

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...

May 11, 2015

DATA CENTER

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 […]

March 12, 2015

PERSPECTIVES

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 […]

February 5, 2015

DATA CENTER

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 […]

February 2, 2015

DATA CENTER

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...

December 22, 2014

DATA CENTER

Video Demo: The Power of ACI Physical Network Visibility in an SDN Overlay Environment

[Note: Register today for our upcoming live ACI webcast: "Is Your Data Center Ready for the Application Economy", January 13, 2015, 9...

August 26, 2014

DATA CENTER

New Nexus 1000V Virtual Switch Release 3.1 Now Available

There has been some seismic activity happening in Bay Area and the epicenter for all Virtual Networking shifts is right here at Cisco HQ in San Jose. (Our sympathies go to all those affected by the real earthquake further to the north.)  At Cisco, it’s all about the applications and the shift to dynamic network […]