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Cisco Describes SDN Strategy, Sets Industry Back 10 Years
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Sam Iam
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Sam Iam,
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6/16/2012 | 7:17:13 AM
re: Cisco Describes SDN Strategy, Sets Industry Back 10 Years
Naturally Cisco hates SDN. It is an obvious evolution of the networking space though and Cisco is not going to be able to hold back the tide. Every company in the IT industry, all of the carriers, and all of the major users (Google) have an interest in making it work.
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6/14/2012 | 3:21:30 PM
re: Cisco Describes SDN Strategy, Sets Industry Back 10 Years
What an ambitious project. Cisco does a great job explaining the different use cases: programmability, controller (openflow), and overlay (multi-tenant cloud). It's hard enough to get one of these use cases nailed down and done right. It's even tougher to pull off all three. We, at Midokura, have been working on solving the multi-tenant overlay cloud use case for over 2 years and our approach is vendor-agnostic. All we require from the underlay is IP connectivity which means our product works with every physical networking vendor. I wonder whether Cisco's overlay will do that.


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