Vyatta Testing v6.5 R1 Two Page Summary

Here is the two page test summary as displayed in the Vyatta booth at the 12th Annual Cloud Computing Expo November 4-7th 2012 in Santa Clara, CA We want to thank Vyatta for all of their assistance and congratulate them again on their acquisition by Brocade. We expect the full report to be out in the next week or so. Vyatta Testing Summary for Cloud Computing Expo … [Read more...]

Network Operations and Overlay Networks

What Overlay Networks are being sold for today. Overlay Networks are being sold as the solution to scaling issues, be it VLAN, routes, MAC tables or other network limitations.  Overlay Networks are built by using tunneling protocols such as GRE or IPinIP.  The main customers for overlay solutions are those with older equipment that has not been refreshed in the past five or … [Read more...]

Network Hardware and SDN

How Does SDN Fit Into The Virtual Data Center? One thing that needs to be cleared up is the definition of  Network or Networking Hardware.  In the definition of SDN from ONF they discuss the decoupling of the Control and Data Plane with the Data Plane being defined as Network Hardware.  Here is where things can get confusing. What is Network Hardware? Wikipedia says the … [Read more...]

The Vyatta Cloud Router Story

Vyatta and their approach to Cloud Routers A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of speaking with Scott Sneddon, Cloud Solutions Architect at Vyatta Inc.  I've known Scott since the late 1990's when he and I both worked for Exodus Communications. Vyatta is one of the few full featured software based routing vendors in the market today.  Their product is a mix of OpenSource and … [Read more...]

The Cisco Cloud Router Story

Cloud Router : Cisco Now that VMWorld is over, there is a lot of industry buzz about VMWare, Nicira, Vyatta, Cisco and the Cloud Router in the networking space.  Cisco had previously released the virtual Nexus 1000v switch, which provides a more flexible way to handle inter machine connectivity and the virtual ASA 1000v firewall.  While the Cloud Service Router CSR 1000v had … [Read more...]