VXLAN

August 21, 2014

PERSPECTIVES

Is Networking Cool — Again? Yup!

I don’t think that anyone can deny that being in the IT industry at this time is exciting and interesting. It’s also exhausting. There is a ton of hyperbole floating...

May 6, 2014

DATA CENTER

Cisco ACI’s Multi-Hypervisor + BareMetal Interop with VLAN and VXLAN Routing and Bridging Demonstration

In November last year, I introduced via my blog, the powerful capabilities of the ACI Fabric and the unique hardware based VXLAN implementation in Cisco Nexus 9000...

March 7, 2014

DATA CENTER

Improve Cloud Traffic Visibility with the New Cisco Prime Virtual NAM

Earlier this year Cisco announced the Cisco Prime Virtual Network Analysis Module (vNAM), an integral component of the Cisco Cloud Network Services portfolio. While a virtual NAM has been available on the Nexus 1100 Cloud Services Platform (a UCS appliance for virtual services), it has not been available in a generic VM form factor, which […]

March 3, 2014

DATA CENTER

Cisco Champion Radio on ACI and Nexus 9000

How ACI lets you manage a network cohesively instead of box-by-box ? What a network looks like in ACI mode vs. stand-alone mode ? How ACI works with network protocols like...

February 28, 2014

DATA CENTER

ACI Design Principles: The role of SDN Overlays in Application Centric Deployments – Part 1

This is a two-part blog series developed in association with Tom Edsall, a Cisco Fellow and CTO of Insieme Networks, recently...

February 14, 2014

DATA CENTER

Introducing the Cisco Nexus 5600

What is the new Nexus 5600? We at Cisco are really excited to introduce the new Cisco Nexus 5600 platform! It is the third generation of industry’s leading Data Center Server-Access Nexus 5000 series of switches. Cisco Nexus 5600 is the successor of industry’s most widely adopted Cisco Nexus 5500 series switches (with over 20,000 […]

February 12, 2014

DATA CENTER

…And The Momentum Continues! New Nexus Data Center Innovations AND Customer Deployments!

You probably have already heard that during CiscoLive Milan, we have unveiled the new additions to our Data Center and Cloud networking portfolio: New Nexus 7706 and a high density F3 Series 1/10G module for Nexus 7700 provide increased deployment options for data center interconnect, core or aggregation. The next generation Nexus 5600 family offers VXLAN […]

February 7, 2014

DATA CENTER

Availability of the Nexus 1000V Cloud Networking Platform for OpenStack Unveiled at Cisco live!

Last week at Cisco live! Milan, we announced another milestone in our OpenStack strategy with the availability this quarter of the Nexus 1000V virtual networking platform for Linux Kernel Virtual Machine (KVM) hypervisor and integration with the commercial OpenStack distribution from Canonical (Ubuntu Linux and OpenStack). I had a chance to sit down in Milan […]