I will be presenting in the CMUG (Cisco Mid-Atlantic User Group) session on Tuesday February 2/25/2014. The formal abstract and announcements are here. The location is: Loyola University Columbia Graduate Center (8890 McGaw Rd, Columbia, Maryland 21045). There will be a continental breakfast served starting at 0800, with the presentation to start at 0900. (Google maps for this on my PC is a bit odd, showing McGaw not connecting to Dobbin Road. It’s fine and correct on my iPhone.)
My plan is to talk about recent datacenter topics, staying somewhat shallow technically. I plan to quickly cover FabricPath, OTV, Cisco 1000v, VXLAN, and then slow down a bit for VMware NSX, Cisco DFA (Dynamic Fabric Automation), and Cisco ACI (Application Centric Infrastructure). We’ll finish up with some discussion of those canned solutions versus the open source tools (OpenDaylight, OpenStack, OpenVSwitch, OpenFlow). Throughout, I hope to mostly focus on the design and operational impact of the technical changes that are coming, and provide some insight as to what environments might best match up with the different SDN tools. My hope is that we’ll have some degree of interactive discussion, sharing the perceptions of those in the room concerning these technologies.
Contrary to rumor, there will be no door prize if I say “SDN” more than twenty times.
Looking forward to seeing you there!
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