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How to Prepare Your Environment for the Software Defined Networking Era

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Nick Phelps

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How to Prepare Your Environment for the Software Defined Networking Era

Here is a video I did a few months back around how to prepare your environment for software defined networking. Regardless of which SDN solution you choose, there is a lot of backend work that needs to be done. Before you get into the weeds around specific products, you need to take a step back. To be successful, you're going to need to have a level of understanding about your applications you've never needed before so this is a good one to watch first to help set the stage.

Part 2: Cisco Live 2015 Recap - AWS Direct Connect, VIRL Facelift & More!

It was another great Cisco Live event this year! My colleague Dan Allen wrote a post summarizing the key takeaways he got out of the event. I wanted to add in some of my own to supplement his. As you probably know, it was John Chambers last Cisco Live event as CEO – which makes it especially cool that I got this picture taken with him!

Which SDN solution is right for me?

In a video I did recently, I discussed steps organizations need to take to prepare their environments to be able to adopt software defined technologies when the time comes. In this video, I talk about VMware NSX and Cisco ACI.

How to Prepare Your Environment for the Software Defined Networking Era

Whether it’s VMware NSX or Cisco ACI, to adopt any software defined networking solution there is a lot of backend work that needs to be done. Before you get into the weeds around specific products, take a step back. To be successful, you’re going to need to have a level of understanding about your applications you’ve never needed before. The key is to take the proper steps now to make sure you can adopt software defined networking technologies when the time comes.

How Software Defined Networking is Enabling the Hybrid Cloud

By Nick Phelps, Practice Manager, Network & Security

Software Defined Networking Series -- Part 2: What Are the Business Drivers?

By Nick Phelps, Consulting Architect, LogicsOne

Day 5 at Cisco Live – Video Recap

By Nick Phelps, Consulting Architect, LogicsOne [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=we5PRDAH_p0[/youtube] Here's the recap of the final day of Cisco Live. All in all, a great event with a ton of useful information. I got to sit in on some great sessions and get a lot of hands-on experience with a lot of cutting edge technologies. You can watch the recaps of days 1-4 here if you missed them:

Days 3 & 4 at Cisco Live - Video Recap

By Nick Phelps, Consulting Architect, LogicsOne

Day Two at Cisco Live — Video Recap

By Nick Phelps, Consulting Architect, LogicsOne

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