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Introducing OpFlex – A new standards-based protocol for Application Centric Infrastructure

By Shashi Kiran

Shashi Kiran | April 2, 2014 at 9:21 am PST Today Cisco announced “OpFlex” – an open, new standards-based protocol for Application Centric Infrastructure that has been submitted into the IETF standardization process. We believe this will accelerate multi-vendor innovation in data center ...

You Can't Have Google's Pluto Switch, But You Can Have This

Shashi Kiran — a senior director of market management for data centers at Cisco — tells us that the hardware maker is developing a wide variety of OpenFlow switches, and though these are not yet publicly available, he says, the company offers software that lets you add OpenFlow to ...

ACI Design Principles: The role of SDN Overlays in Application Centric Deployments – Part 1

Shashi Kiran | February 28, 2014 at 1:40 pm PST This is a two-part blog series developed in association with Tom Edsall, a Cisco Fellow and CTO of Insieme Networks, recently acquired by Cisco Systems. The intent is to elaborate on foundational design principles of Application Centric ...

Data Center and Cloud Networking Acceleration Continues – New Products, Technologies and Partners r...

Shashi Kiran | February 5, 2014 at 5:00 am PST I could not have asked for a better start to the New Year. 2014 was quick off the starting blocks with January already setting the tone for the rest of the year as momentum continues to pick up in data center and cloud networking. Here are ...

Close Peek at Cisco ACI : Network Abstraction, VXLAN, Programmability

In this blog I want to share my excitement with you, and focus on nuances of ACI that do not overlap with blogs already posted by Shashi Kiran and Harry Petty. The excitement started with an ACI boot-camp, I attended last week. In 2 days, I got a good overview on the architectural ...

Redefining the Power of IT with Application Centric Infrastructure

Shashi Kiran | November 6, 2013 at 7:30 am PST After countless brainstorming sessions, code reviews, lab trials, scores of NDAs and nearly two years of intense speculation from media, analysts and the internet community – it is finally here! Today, Cisco is pulling back the curtains to ...

Tackling Operational Complexity – Fresh perspectives on role of DataCenter Infrastructure

Shashi Kiran | November 4, 2013 at 6:14 pm PST In less than 48 hours, on Nov 6th, Cisco will officially announce details of its approach to Application Centric Infrastructure based on innovations from Insieme networks. No doubt that there are great expectations riding on this ...

Cisco at Interop: John Chambers to Keynote and More

1:30 -- 2:30pm Shashi Kiran, Sr. Director, Data Center & Cloud Networking, Cisco will be in a panel, Preparing Your Network for SDN - room 1E15 2:00pm -- 3:45pm - Steve Wood, Technical Marketing Manager will give a talk, Enabling Business Class Internet with Cisco’s Intelligent WAN -- ...

Cisco Partner Weekly Rewind – April 26, 2013

Shashi Kiran, Cisco senior director, market management for data center, cloud and open networking, talked up the benefits of each over on the Platform blog. There was also plenty of press chatter from the likes of Computerworld, Data Center Knowledge and eWeek among others. Cisco Partner ...

Introducing MDS 9710 and 9250i – Raising the bar on Storage Networking

Shashi Kiran | April 24, 2013 at 8:06 am PST With Big Data, trends like Internet of Everything hitting the data center and cloud, it is an exciting time for storage networking. These trends serve as market drivers with requirements for higher bandwidth, zero downtime coupled with some ...

[Webcast]: An introduction to Cisco onePK with Ayman Sayed, SVP, NOSTG

[Webcast]: An introduction to Cisco onePK with Ayman Sayed, SVP, NOSTG Shashi Kiran | March 31, 2013 at 12:02 am PST For those who are on the learning curve on various aspects of network programmability, open networking and SDN (like we are), I’d like to invite you to the third in a ...

Valentine’s Day Webcast – “An Introduction to OpenFlow”

Shashi Kiran | February 12, 2013 at 3:17 pm PST The last couple of years have seen considerable buzz around aspects of software-defined networking. A significant portion of the early seed discussion was around OpenFlow. As part of the Cisco Open Network Environment webcast series, this ...

Introducing Nexus 6000 Series – Industry’s Highest Density Layer 2/3 40 Gigabit Fixed Switch

Featured speakers include:  Andre Kindness, Forrester Research, Padmasree Warrior, Chief Technology & Strategy Officer, Cisco, David Yen, Senior Vice President, Data Center Business Group, Cisco, Ayman Sayed, Vice President, Software Engineering, Cisco, Shashi Kiran, Senior ...

Scaling the next frontier: Hybrid Clouds, Fabric Innovations and the Cisco Open Network Environment...

Shashi Kiran | February 4, 2013 at 4:30 am PST Consider these impressive stats shared in a keynote from Cisco’s CTO and CSO Padmasree Warrior last week at Cisco Live, London: 50 Billion “things” including trees, vehicles, traffic signals, devices and what not will be connected ...

New Applications are Knocking! Is your data center OPEN for business?

By Shashi Kiran

Shashi Kiran | March 31, 2014 at 7:00 am PST Cisco will be sharing new announcements led by Soni Jiandani, SVP at Cisco. Joining us will be leaders from leading technology companies - Citrix -- Sunil Potti, Group Vice President and General Manager, NetScaler Product Group Microsoft -- ...

Cisco Champion Radio on ACI and Nexus 9000

I also encourage you to read this very didactic explanation from Tom Edsall, Cisco Fellow and CTO of Insieme Networks, in this new blog from Shashi Kiran As a reminder, Cisco Champion is a community of technical professionals who are passionate about sharing their knowledge and ...

Cisco ACI at ONS Summit, 2014

Shashi Kiran posted a fantastic blog on SDN overlays in ACI deployments, last week, and it makes compelling read in the context of Mike’s session...

The Next Paradigm Shift: Application-Centric Infrastructure (ACI) gets ready to rumble

Shashi Kiran | August 28, 2013 at 1:15 am PST True Innovators are not easy to find. In fact, people who build next-generation innovations and succeed are certifiably rare. Repeat successes with these innovations are rarer still. Hatricks are legendary. Anything beyond is best relegated ...

Open Source in the Network

Thank you, Shashi Kiran, for organizing a wonderful event and opportunity to talk about one of my favorite subjects, Open at Cisco. We'd love to hear from you! To earn points and badges for participating in the conversation, join Cisco Social Rewards. Your comment(s) will appear ...

Primer on Cloud Confidence

Shashi Kiran is leading this effort and you can always count on a good quote: “Cisco takes Unified Fabric to the next level delivering compelling customer value in an evolutionary manner, we offer a switch with the industry’s highest 40GbE density per rack unit, the simplest solution for ...

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