OpenStack supports rich abstractions to handle virtual networking needs in a cloud. As a user the most visible entities are the Network, Subnets, Routers, Firewall etc. But if we consider ingress and egress points for data traffic, the most critical entity is the Port. OpenStack Neutron Ports are usually created … Continue reading
A hyper-scale data center has tens of thousands of servers. How would the network be in such data centers? It need to be simple, scalable and fully automated. In this blog, I will share some insights into the network for Altoona DC of Facebook. This is referred to as data-center fabric. … Continue reading
The goal of this blog is to share some details about how I have setup a cost-effective OpenStack Lab at home. For most enthusiasts, DevStack is the preferred way to experiment with OpenStack. But I wanted something more realistic for my experiments. OpenStack is intended for multi-tenant, distributed and highly … Continue reading
I continue the series on virtual networking with an overview of OpenStack networking concepts. OpenStack is an open source project with an aim to create a scalable cloud operating platform. The primary goal of this software platform is to help build public and private clouds. Specifically it allows users to … Continue reading
IBM has released a Redbook on how to build a smarter data center network with QFabric from Juniper Networks. Click here to view the Redbook.
About three months ago I had written about Google vs Facebook battle and highlighted my observations on their strengths and weaknesses. Now I will share firsthand experiences which lead me to believe that Google has a big advantage is this race.