TL;DR: Gabi Gerber from Data Center Interest Group Switzerland (DIGS) is organizing a day-long Data Center event on September 16th, and invited me (again) as the keynote speaker. Do drop by to discuss data center design and automation challenges.
One of my readers wondered how long my NFV webinar is supposed to take (and I forgot to add that information to my web site), so he sent me this question: “How long is this webinar? An hour? Two hours? If it says "webinar" does that imply a 60 minute duration, so I shouldn't ask?”
Short answer: live webinar sessions usually take between 90 minutes and 2 hours depending on the breadth of the topic, however…
Last week I published slide decks for Network Function Virtualization, BGP-Based SDN Solutions and SDN Use Cases webinars – they’re available to subscribers and attendees registered for individual webinars.
One of the topics I’m addressing in the Enterprise IPv6 101 webinar (after all, it’s an introductory-level webinar) is the question of “what exactly is IPv6”. After all the promises, myths, in the end it turns out all we got were bigger addresses (and ton of additional complexity).
A month ago I was asked to deliver a short presentation on “something interesting about networking” at my local university. The temptation to talk about network automation and SDN was huge, but I quickly figured out that would make no sense (the audience were students in their freshman year) and decided to talk about a fundamental question: why should a programmer care about networking.
Gabi Gerber (the wonderful mastermind behind the Data Center Day event) is helping me bring my Designing Infrastructure for Private Clouds workshop (one of the best Interop 2015 workshops) to Switzerland.
This is the only cloud design workshop I’m running in Europe in 2015. If you’d like to attend it, this is your only chance – register NOW.
One of the potential attendees of my SDN workshop sent me a long list of questions. Almost every networking engineer, team leader or CIO asks the first one:
What will happen, if we don¬¥t follow the SDN hype (in the short term, in the medium term and in the long term)?
Answering this question is the whole idea of the workshop.
The up-to-date list of scheduled SDN workshops is available on my web site.
Here’s a short question I got from one of my readers:
I am a CCIE in SP/DC & working as Technical Architect in US. I follow your website but I don’t know where to start for SDN/Virtualization/Openstack…
I guess he’s not alone, so here’s a long list of resources I put together in the last 5+ years.
Before I get started: you’ll find links to most of these resources on ipSpace.net SDN Resources page.
Want to know more about SDN and network automation/programmability, but don’t know where to start? Why don’t you try the free Introduction to SDN and Network Automation training available on ipSpace.net – you’ll get seven hours of high-quality content that will help you understand where it might make sense to use SDN technologies in your network and what SDN, OpenFlow, NFV, NETCONF, Ansible, YAML, Jinja and a few other acronyms are all about.
The edited videos for Scaling Overlay Virtual Networking webinar are available on ipSpace.net Content site. Nuage Networks sponsored the webinar; the videos are thus publicly available (without registration).
After describing the current state of affairs in his Network Programmability 101 webinar, Matt Oswald moved to the low-hanging fruits: automating repetitive tasks in baby steps, from VLAN provisioning to consistent device configurations.
- VXLAN-related technologies, including encapsulation, IP multicast use, unicast VXLAN, and VXLAN-over-EVPN;
- VXLAN implementations, including Cisco Nexus 1000v, VMware vCNS, VMware NSX, Nuage VSP and Juniper Contrail;
- VXLAN gateways, including Arista, Brocade, Cisco and Juniper;
- Hardware VTEP integration with OVSDB and EVPN;
- VXLAN-based data center fabrics, including Cisco’s ACI.