Tag Archives: Cisco Systems

One API To Rule Them All

An Early Cloud In my previous life as a Solutions Architect at EMC, I led a project at a large Enterprise account to deliver a self-service, on-demand, elastic infrastructure.  The solution included a web portal where lines of business (LOB) could request compute, network, and storage resources; the request would be automatically routed through the […]

Cisco’s Answer To VXLAN’s IP Mulitcast Requirement

Cisco announced this week enhancements to its Nexus 1000v virtual switch, which will allow VXLAN to be implemented without requiring IP Multicast.  Why does this matter and what may it mean to the current IETF standard for VXLAN? IP Multicast as a requirement for VXLAN has long been cited as a barrier for deployment in […]

VMware vCloud Director Integration with Cisco Intelligent Automation For Cloud

In an earlier post, I provided an overview on how VMware’s vCloud Director (vCD) integrates with vCloud Automation Center (vCAC) in the Enterprise version of their vCloud Suite.  In this post, I want to take a look at how vCD integrates with the Cisco Intelligent Automation for Cloud (CIAC) Suite.  This is particularly relevant in […]

Word Of Caution About Overextending The Use Of VXLAN

*In light of the clarification, by VMware, that VXLAN is not required for vCloud Connector Datacenter Extension (DCE), I took content from my original post to create this post discussing VXLAN. VXLAN Virtual eXtensible Local Area Network (VXLAN), is a network overlay and tunneling technology, co-authored by VMware, Cisco, and Arista Networks as an IETF […]

App Review: UCS Tech Specs For IOS

A quick post on one of the more helpful tools I’ve used this year is the “UCS Tech Specs” app for IOS.  This app is not an official Cisco-developed tool but was created by Vallard Benincosa, a Consulting Systems Engineer at Cisco; you can read about the release of the tool on Vallard’s blog, “Vallard’s […]