While many are still figuring out private cloud and public cloud along with the networking impact of each, Cisco went into a bit more detail today on its Hybrid Cloud Networking strategy leveraging the Cisco Nexus 1000V InterCloud product that was initially announced a few months ago. I had the opportunity to attend a session on this just a few hours ago and here are some of the highlights along with some general thoughts.
After a few days immersed in Cisco land down in Orlando, what’s trending?
While there are definitely many trends, many sessions, and many perspectives, I can only speak to what I am seeing. Here are three (of many) things that I’ve seen a good amount of focus on in the breakouts I’ve attended. I would also say all three are highly strategic for Cisco in the Data Center and Cloud markets.
I wrote this a few days ago, but didn’t have time to post, but it’s still relevant given all the discussion around SDN and Network Virtualization.
Getting into a long thread on Twitter is entertaining. You have to keep your thoughts short and concise and sometimes it’s hard to list every descriptive phrase known to man to articulate what you mean. But…that also makes it fun! One example is the thread that happened last Saturday that I jumped into a little late.
In my previous post, I closed with asking, “if you require certain hardware configurations and ASICs for your virtual network solutions, have you truly deployed network virtualization?” I didn’t touch upon where hardware does and does not make sense though. I will expand on that here.
Brad Hedlund recently wrote an overview of Network Virtualization. I’d recommend it to anyone exploring network virtualization technologies over the coming months. In particular, I want to focus on the comments in the blog coming from both Brad and David Klebanov. The comments sparked a flurry of thoughts that I’ll attempt to get out in this post.
As a reminder, this is pure opinion and speculation on my part just as it is theirs. Mine however, I’ll say is a bit more neutral since I don’t work for a manufacturer :).
Jason Edelman, Founder of Network to Code, focused on training and services for emerging network technologies. CCIE 15394. VCDX-NV 167.
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