The increasing demand to provide new network services and make impactful changes drives the need to design, test, and deploy networks quickly and consistently. This problem may have been solved for the “DevOps” community, however for “NetOps,” testing and verifying is a challenge. Network equipment is expensive, requires space, power, cooling, and there’s never enough equipment for everyone who wants to use it.
In this SDxCentral DemoFriday, Joel Obstfeld, project leader for VIRL (Virtual Internet Routing Lab), will show how network virtualization technologies alongside context-aware configuration automation can enable a flexible environment. One that is beneficial for engineers, designers, educators, and researchers to create highly functional network simulations in minutes.
With an open virtualization framework, VIRL can integrate not only Cisco virtual routers, switches, firewalls, controllers, and management platforms, but in third party appliances, too. This creates a powerful, extensible toolkit.
The Cisco DemoFriday will look at the foundations of the platform, how the system enables you to design, configure, and operate network topologies quickly and efficiently. This gives you more time to spend on “real work.”
In the live demonstration, we’ll show how these key capabilities come together to produce a platform that can be used for network change validation, training, and education through to network-aware applications development.
So join Cisco and SDxCentral for this DemoFriday and learn how network virtualization technologies can create a flexible environment in your organization.
Until then, see what Cisco’s Joel Obstfeld has to say about lab equipment challenges in his latest blog post.
Register below for the Cisco DemoFriday highlighting VIRL. We’ll stream live on June 26th at 10:00am PDT.