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With SDN graduating from duct tape and chewing gum to production grade networks by way of vendors like Cisco and their ACI product, it’s time to take a pause and see what is reality today and consider whether we’re still marching in the same direction we thought we’d be when SDN as a term was coined. To do this, we take a look at a demo showing Cisco ACI for layer 2-3 services and the Citrix NetScaler for layer 4-7 services. Have we achieved a truly malleable network? Will it scale-out the way that we thought it would just a few years back? How has service integration manifested? And what about automation? Is the reigning assumption that we’re all still going to become DevOps experts to configure our infrastructure?
Steve Shah and Chiara Regale have been at the forefront of these questions as they’ve rolled out their respective products in real companies with real operations teams trying to solve real problems. In this DemoFriday, we’ll pick their brain to see what’s happening in real life and where they are seeing their customers take SDN forward.
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