I will be presenting at the Cisco Connect Canada tour in Edmonton and Calgary on November 3rd and 5th, respectively. My presentation is about that three letter acronym that everyone loves to hate: SDN :-)
I will talk about SDN in general terms and describe what it really means; what we're really doing in the network when we say that it's “software defined”. No unicorns or fairy tales here, just engineering.
Next I'll talk about three areas where Cisco is introducing programmability into its data center solutions:
- Application Centric Infrastructure
- Virtual Topology System
- Open NX-OS
Below are the notes I made for myself while researching these topics and preparing for the presentation. At the bottom of this post is a Q&A section with some frequently asked questions.