Thanks to all who joined us for the Lenovo 2018 Next-Gen Data Center Networking Report Webinar – Future-proof Your Data Center Networking. During the webinar, we learned about what is shaping the data center, how to cut through the noise on data center networking and listen to what you really need to build a reliable data center. After the presentation, we took questions from the audience. Unfortunately, we ran out of time before we could get to all the questions. Read the full Lenovo 2018 Next-Gen Data Center Networking Report Webinar Q&A below.
Lenovo’s ThinkAgile Network Orchestrator automates VLAN and Policy management reducing migration times from days to minutes. It is integrated with Nutanix Prism and VMWare vCenter.
What is Lenovo doing with DevOps?
Can you explain how Machine Learning and Telemetry will work?
Telemetry has the ability to look at historical data and be proactive about network health. Lenovo’s Intelligent Network Controller will be able to understand the workload migration patterns and automatically orchestrate the network to meet preset performance criteria.
What is Lenovo’s SDN controller based on?
Lenovo’s SDN controller is based on Juniper’s Open Contrail, now called Tungsten Fabric. With the customization done by Lenovo, the SDN controller will address both the overlay and underlay.
When you have CNOS, why do you need SONiC, Cumulus, or Pica8? Where do they fit in?
Lenovo CNOS provide a complete DC feature set to address major DC use cases. However, there are certain customer segments who requires SONiC support or 3rd party NOS and we are enabling this for them. We give them the options to chose.
So Cumulus, Pica8, and Sonic run on top of CNOS or in lieu of CNOS?
When you order a switch, you can choose CNOS or another NOS loaded on it or load your own NOS – we do support ONIE which enable customer load their own NOS.