New: ACI Alternative for Cisco Nexus 9000

Cisco Nexus 9000 Series was added a new control plane capability for users and customers not yet opting for or needing a full-blown application policy infrastructure. Cisco’s BGP Control Plane for VXLAN is designed to appeal to operators of multitenant clouds looking…
Cisco/Insieme 40G Coming in Close to 10G

Preface: Spin-in developed transceiver for 30% premium over 10G; leaf, spine switches mix merchant, custom ASICs; ACI fabric based on VXLAN. As the November 6 launch date gets closer, more details are emerging on Cisco/Insieme’s Nexus 9000 and Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) introduction. Yes,…
Cisco Nexus 3100, Ready to Support VMware NSX?

Cisco’s latest switch (the 3000 series of the Nexus switches was upgraded recently by Cisco, called Nexus 3100 series) has added an interesting twist to the company’s battle royal with VMware over next-generation virtual networking and data center operations management.…