Thanks to all who joined us for the Big Switch Networks 2018 Next-Gen Data Center Networking Report Webinar: Next-Gen Networking for Hybrid and Multi-Cloud. During the webinar, Big Switch Networks discussed how cloud-native networking gives organizations a unified approach to managing Multi-Cloud environments, with simplicity & flexibility. After the webinar, we took questions from the audience, but unfortunately ran out of time before we could get to all of the questions. Read the full Next-Gen Networking for Hybrid and Multi-Cloud Q&A below.
You mentioned that you can support different private cloud stacks with Big Cloud Fabric? Could I run multiple instances of the same type of cloud? For example, could I run two VMware private clouds one using VMware NSX and one using the Virtual Distributed Switch?
Yes. Big Cloud Fabric supports multiple instances of the same type of cloud (VMware for example) to run simultaneously in different tenants.
Big Cloud Fabric supports CNI plugin integration with Kubernetes, Mesos and Openshift container stacks.
Can the analytics platform ingest sflow and netflow data from existing routers and switches or does it all need to be greenfield?
Big Switch Analytics Node can receive the sflow and netflow data from any routers and switches that support sflow or netflow.
You mentioned integration with AWS? Is a similar integration with Azure on the horizon as well?
Yes, Integration with Microsoft Azure is on the roadmap.
What type of switch densities are available within open networking switches?
Example of typical densities for open networking switches range from 48X10GE+6X40GE, 48X25GE+4X100GE, 32X40GE, 64X40GE, 32X100GE.
Could you please explain well the shift from/to scale-up vs scale-out?
There has been a shift from scale-up architecture to scale-out architecture in applications, compute, storage and networking. This is to make data centers more resilient and scalable.