Tag Archives: NFV

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NSX L2VPN within the Data Center

NSX Edge Services Gateways (ESGs) are deployed to perform various network functions (Network Function Virtualization) in an NSX environment.

ESG’s deployed configured for L2VPN provide Layer 2 network adjacency between data centers allowing VLANs – VLANs, VLANs – VXLANs, and VXLANs – VXLANs to be bridged across a Metro Area or Wide Area Network.

The primary use case for L2VPN Edge Services Gateways is Private Cloud to Private Cloud and Private Cloud to Public Cloud Layer 2 LAN/VXLAN extension, but they are also a useful tool for VM mobility within a data center…

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NSX and Virtual Machine Sprawl

During a recent customer discussion on NSX, I was asked about Virtual Machine sprawl in an NSX environment. This was a great question and cuts to the heart of Network Virtualization and how network functions are implemented in a virtualized environment…

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Network Functions Virtualization

The telecom industry developed a specification for Network Functions Virtualization (NFV), although the specification and its application is just as relevant to enterprise customers.

The attached link is a PDF which describes the NFV Specification and use cases applicable to the telecom industry, and how telco’s have embraced SDN and the migration of Network Functions to virtualized workloads…

http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_gs/NFV/001_099/001/01.01.01_60/gs_NFV001v010101p.pdf 

SDN/NFV – An exciting world for telco IT and for enterprise IT 😉

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Network Engineers and Software Defined Networking…

So what is the role of the Network Engineer in the world of the Software Defined Network (SDN)?

Somewhat surprising, it’s about removing the mundane aspects of data networking and focusing more on the data center design and architecture combined with standards to support network orchestration and automation…

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