Cisco To Offer Campus Slicing via SDN/OpenFlow

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September 15th, 2012

This is the third of a four part podcast series on Cisco’s Open Network Environment or Cisco ONE. Cisco ONE consist of three initiatives; OnePK, Campus Slicing via SDN/OpenFlow and Virtual Overlay. In this podcast I talk with Phil Casini Product line manager for Cisco’s SDN controller development about Cisco’s Campus Slicing functionality thanks to Cisco ONE’s implementation of Software Defined-Networking and OpenFlow.

Duration: 13 minutes 28 seconds

Lippis Intro/Analysis @ : 00:10 sec

Question 1 @ 2:09 sec: Phil lets start with the Cisco controller and OpenFlow agents. What functionality will the controller have and which Cisco switch families will be equipped with OpenFlow agents?

Question 2 @ 4:54 sec: Is Campus Slicing primarily for the university market or was the design center focused on both academic and enterprise.

Question 3 @ 8:04 sec: Is Cisco’s key added value in Campus Slicing focused on the ability to logically slice a piece of an operational network for researchers to perform their experiments?

Question 4 @ 11:00 sec: What campus slicing use cased do you foresee in the enterprise market?

Cisco’s OnePK Opens up Networking to Programming

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September 15th, 2012

Kevin Woods, Cisco Systems

This is the second of a four part podcast series on Cisco’s Open Network Environment or Cisco ONE. Cisco ONE consist of three initiatives; OnePK, Campus Slicing via SDN/OpenFlow and Virtual Network Overlay. In this podcast I talk with Kevin Woods Director of Product Management at Cisco Systems about Cisco’s OnePK programing environment for developers and its potential impact on networks and business process.

Duration: 13 minutes 20 seconds

Lippis Intro/Analysis @ : 00:10 sec

Question 1 @ 2:00 sec: Kevin lets first talk about why Cisco is offering OnePK? From the briefing I received its clear that this programming environment had to be in development for a few years, so Cisco must have been hearing this requirement for some time. True?

Question 2 @ 2:44 sec: What drove the decision to expose the network to developers via OnePK?

Question 3 @ 3:45 sec: What kind of network information and control will be exposed to developers and what type of applications will benefit from OnePK?

Question 4 @ 5:47 sec: Is there a Cisco OnePK developer ecosystem in development and how will OnePK applications be supported?

Question 5 @ 7:07 sec: What are the implications for the skill set requirements for your customers who will use onePK?

Question 6 @ 8:36 sec: How does onePK differ from OpenFlow?

Question 7 @ 10:56 sec: Will API verbs be consistent across Cisco’s OSs and when will the OnePK SDK be available?

Cisco Is Leading The Market Toward Open Networking With Cisco ONE

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September 15th, 2012

This is the first of a four part podcast series on Cisco’s Open Network Environment or Cisco ONE. I talk with Shashi Kiran, Senior Director, Data Center, Virtualization and Cloud solutions at Cisco Systems about Cisco’s strategy to open up networking and the gains anticipated by Cisco and its customers.

Duration: 21 minutes

Lippis Intro/Analysis @ : 00:10 sec

Question 1 @ 2:01 sec: There are several discussions taking place in the industry around software-defined networking concepts. What is Cisco’s strategy to address these?

Question 2 @ 5:04 sec Is Cisco ONE a response to the ONF or is it a set of capabilities your customers are asking for?

Question 3 @ 7:10 sec: Can you elaborate on the individual offerings under the Cisco ONE framework – onePK, SDN/OpenFlow and Overlay virtual networks? What products will Cisco offer here and how can customers consume them?

Lippis Analysis @ 11:23 sec:

Question 4 @ 13:54 sec:Cisco ONE offers different capabilities for different markets such as hyperscale data centers, cloud providers, enterprises, universities and service providers. Which parts of ONE will each of these markets use, why and when?

Question 5 @ 17:37 sec: What do you expect the business outcomes to be, and how do you see the dynamics evolve around network virtualization and cloud computing environments, as the landscape seems to be changing quite rapidly.

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