I’ve been fortunate to work in a space where I’ve had exposure to see and discuss infrastructure and architecture/design of some of the most highly utilized and scalable networks in the world. It’s fair to say living in Silicon Valley has definitely had a positive contribution as I’ve probably learned just as much outside of work as I have while on the job. (more…)
Posts Tagged ‘SDN’
Please checkout the white paper Dell Networking: Multitenancy Across Physical and Logical Environments with VRF-lite and VMware NSX. In the white paper I discuss use cases and how NVO and VRF-lite can be used together to deploy a consistent multitenant framework across logical and physical networks. In this short blog, I expand on the concept I presented in a prior blog, Multitenancy on Dell Networking Switches via VRF-lite, of how NVO and VRF-lite together can be used to deploy a consistent multitenant framework across logical and physical networks. (more…)
In a prior blog, Creating Logical Networks and Services with VMware NSX on Dell Infrastructure, I discussed how easily VMs can be moved from physical (VLANs) to logical networks (Network Virtualization Overlays or NVOs). In practicality, there will almost always be some physical resources on a network that are not virtualized or remain on the physical network (VLANs). So how can VMs on a logical network communicate with resources on the physical network?
One method of communication can be done with the VMware NSX L3 Edge Services Router. However, if you want to just bridge between the logical and physical entities such as bridging between VXLAN to VLAN, the VMware NSX L2 Gateway can be used and this specific use case is discussed in more detail in this blog. (more…)
If you haven’t already, please checkout the Dell-VMware NSX Reference Architecture (RA) whitepaper. In the reference architecture I explain in detail the foundational NSX-vSphere components and also how Dell can provide a complete end-to-end infrastructure (servers, networking, storage) to support a robust SDN solution with NSX. In this blog, I will provide a quick overview, some insight on NSX, and examples of VMware NSX deployment with a complete end-to-end Dell infrastructure. (more…)
A few weeks ago I got an invite to attend a Facebook Open House event which just occurred yesterday. I usually receive invites to several of these types of events from different companies across Silicon Valley. Being an active developer and working in the high-speed networking field at the same time, I tend to attend many events focused on development but also infrastructure. I usually don’t have time to attend most events, but considering this was the first Facebook invite I had, I wanted to make an effort to attend to get not only a grasp of the technology and culture at Facebook but also get a vibe for the work-life and mentality of employees there. (more…)