Brownbag recap, week of October 31st, 2011

Kendrick Coleman (web/twitter) was on the Brownbag last week for a deepdive on VMware vCloud Director networking. I thought he did a great job, and based on feedback I received from folks who attended — they thought it was great as well. If you missed Kenny’s presentation, you can catch it on or on iTunes.

Speaking of iTunes, I’d like to give Nick Marshall (twitter) a huge THANK YOU for his efforts and time in publishing the Brownbags to iTunes. Please subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, and catch up with past or future Brownbags on your iPhone, iPod, or iPad. Thanks again, Nick!

This Wednesday, November 2nd 2011, we’ll have Han Yang from Cisco on to talk about VXLANs. You may remember that VMware announced VXLANs at VMworld 2011 in Las Vegas. Han will be on to share an introduction to VXLANs – and hopefully we’ll be able to cover some of the finer points of it, namely: why is it necessary, how is it implemented, how will it “play” with other data center networking technologies & protocols such as OTV, LISP, FabricPath, etc.

Han is the Nexus 1000V Product Line Manager at Cisco who has been working on the Nexus 1000V since its early prototype stage. Prior to joining Cisco, Han was working on client hypervisors at Phoenix Technologies. Han has electrical engineering degrees from Virginia Tech, Cornell University, and Stanford University.

VXLAN is the basis of a scalable cloud network where lots of logical networks (over 16M, courtesy of a 24 bit of logical network identifier) can be created instantly to meet the needs of the even the most complex and dynamic cloud. Indeed, the technology even pushes the boundary of virtual machine migration beyond a layer 2 domain.  A group of networking and server virtualization companies have submitted a joint proposal to the IETF to have the VXLAN technology standardized. – “Introducing VXLAN“, Omar Sultan,

I’m really looking forward to learning more about VXLAN with Han Yang. Please join us, and register for the webinar today!

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