Cisco networking software, including Cisco IOS, NX-OS, and IOS-XR Software, comprise one of the industry's broadest portfolios of progressive technology innovations. The Cisco TechAdvantage Webinars bring these topics to a lively, one-hour, in-depth technical discussion forum that includes configuration recommendations, deployment scenarios, and case studies. Live events also feature a Q&A.
Sep 28, 2016fd.io VPP and Containers: A Full-Featured, Highly Performing Solution
Sep 28, 2016
Speakers: Keith Burns, Technical Leader, Engineering
VPP is a rapid packet-processing development platform for highly performing network applications. It is currently validated at:
We are bringing this performance and full L2/L3 feature set to the world of container networking.
Having recently integrated with control planes such as Calico and Contiv, we are demonstrating the following compared to other data planes:
Also included are counters for every interface, every packet, and every feature.
VPP runs as a Linux user-space application on commodity CPUs.
It is a full-featured L3 and L2 data plane, in active development since 2002. It ships as part of both embedded and server products, in volume.
It was open-sourced under the Linux Foundation Fast Data (fd.io) project in February 2016.
Jun 29, 2016Information-Centric Networking: A New Networking Model for Mobile Networks and Beyond
Jun 29, 2016
Speaker: Paul Polakos, Cisco Fellow CTAO
Internet usage has evolved significantly over the past decades since the dominance of IP emerged. Today it is mostly centered around information dissemination and retrieval. Users search for information over Google, watch videos on YouTube, and share information on Facebook. The information-centric nature of current Internet usage has turned the network into a medium to connect people with content, a distribution network, as opposed to the communication network originally envisioned by the founding host-to-host IP architecture principles. With this in mind, we envision that the Internet architecture in the future will transition from today’s host-centric model to a data-centric model. Central to this new model is the generalization of packet labels such that they reference the object of interest directly rather than the object location (that is, IP address). The belief is that the conceptually simple shift will have far-reaching implications for how people design, develop, deploy, and use networks and applications.
This webinar will describe the motivation and vision of the information-centric networking (ICN) architecture, specifically the named-data networking (NDN) design, its fundamental design elements, and the reasoning supporting them. It will also present a snapshot of the ICN program in Cisco, including forward-looking research work in progress, applied proof-of-concept work in progress with customers, the connection to 5G and the evolution of mobile networking, and the status of work in standardization.
May 25, 2016fd.io is the future of software data paths
May 25, 2016
Speaker: Ed Warnicke, Cisco Principal Engineer
The fd.io (fast data) open-source project enables next-generation software data path applications by enabling fast data, fast innovation, and fast validation. Learn about the basic structure of fd.io, how its underlying VPP technology enables ultrafast packet forwarding at scale, how its modular architecture enables rapid innovation, and how the fd.io Continuous Performance Lab enables rapid and continuous validation of both features and performance.
Jan 27, 2016Creating New Network Cloud Services with SDN and NFV Technologies
Jan 27, 2016
Speaker: Maciek Konstantynowicz, Cisco Distinguished Engineer
This talk shows how integrated Cisco and open-source SDN and NFV technologies enable creation and delivery of cloud-based virtual network services. Aspects covered include lifecycle management of network cloud services and devices using event-driven model-based orchestration, performance benchmarking for deterministic network SLAs, and critical design aspects of the end-to-end Network Cloud Services system.
Nov 11, 2015Virtual Branch Overview
Nov 11, 2015
Simon Spraggs, Distinguished Consulting Engineer
Virtual branch, or vBranch, is a solution that brings network function virtualization to the enterprise branch environment. The solution supports the full lifecycle of the branch environment, including:
The solution utilizes a central orchestration component, consisting of a portal and Cisco Network Service Orchestrator (NSO). This entity controls x86 platforms at the branch, running virtual network functions, interconnected using virtual networking techniques.
Jun 24, 2015Cisco Network Service Orchestrator (NSO) Enabled by Tail-f
Jun 24, 2015
Speaker: Carl Moberg – Technology Director
This session will discuss Cisco Network Service Orchestrator (NSO) enabled by Tail-f and the development process used when defining new network services and modifying existing services. The main difference in approach with Cisco NSO is that services are defined in data models, rather than hard-coded in software. Cisco NSO then uses these data models to automatically generate the corresponding user interfaces, northbound APIs, database schemas, and southbound command sequences. The model-driven approach used with Cisco NSO is compared to that of traditional provisioning and orchestration systems. We will provide a demo to illustrate Cisco NSO capabilities.
In this session you will learn about: