Data Center Fabric Architectures

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The webinar describes the data center networking requirements and various approaches to data center fabric networks. It includes in-depth analysis of fabric architectures used by major data center networking vendor and compares their scalability and ease-of-use.

Webinar overview

Webinar Overview 1:56 2012-02-08
What Is a Data Center Fabric 16:33 2016-12-21

[top] Update Sessions

[top] Data Center Fabric Requirements

Optimal Bandwidth Utilization 15:59 2016-12-21
Redundant Edge Connectivity 4:14 2016-12-21
Layer-2 Transport and VM Mobility 9:03 2016-12-21
Enhanced Layer-2 Transport 11:22 2016-12-21
Optimal Layer-3 Forwarding 10:50 2016-12-21
Multiple Routing Domains 5:35 2016-12-21
Storage Integration 7:20 2016-12-21
Lossless Transport and Data Center Bridging 4:46 2016-12-21
Table Sizes and Packet Buffers 13:41 2016-12-21

[top] Data Center Fabric Architectures

Fabric Architectures - Introduction 15:08 2017-01-18
Independent Devices 4:42 2017-01-18
Shared Management Plane 7:49 2017-01-18
Centralized Control Plane 13:13 2017-01-18
Centralized Control Plane with Local Offload 6:37 2017-01-18
Centralized Data Plane 6:17 2017-01-18
Conclusions 2:33 2017-01-18

[top] Technology Overviews

MLAG Technology Overview 17:28 2017-01-18
UFT Technology Overview 13:00 2017-08-16

[top] Data Center Fabric Solutions

Solution Scorecard Explanation 4:20 2012-11-19
Criteria Applicability 7:19 2013-07-19

[top] Arista EOS

Product Overview - Arista 15:48 2017-08-18
Product Details - Arista 10:26 2017-08-18
Software Features Release Overview - Arista 28:42 2017-08-18
Highlighted Software Features - Arista EOS 45:26 2017-08-18
Highlighted Software Features - Arista 7150 8:18 2014-07-22
OpenFlow Support - Arista 13:36 2015-12-22
VXLAN Support - Arista 19:01 2017-08-18

[top] Avaya (now Extreme) SPB Fabric

Hardware and SPB Fabric Overview - Avaya 10:46 2017-08-21
SPB Fabric Features - Avaya 18:09 2017-08-21
Interesting Fabric Use Cases - Avaya 11:02 2017-08-21

[top] Brocade VCS Fabric

Product Overview - Brocade 11:25 2017-09-05
Product Details - Brocade 2:12 2014-08-07
Brocade Fabrics Overview 5:43 2017-09-05
VCS Fabric 29:26 2015-12-22
Brocade IP Fabric 24:46 2017-09-05
Highlighted Software Features - Brocade 15:02 2017-09-05
Software Features Release Overview - Brocade 13:53 2017-09-05
Brocade OpenFlow Support 2:47 2017-09-05
Brocade VXLAN Support 8:28 2017-09-05

[top] Cisco Nexus Switches

Product Overview - Nexus 9000 Series 19:13 2017-08-21
Product Overview - Other Nexus Switches 11:50 2017-08-21
Product Details - Cisco 3:35 2014-09-12
FabricPath, vPC and DFA 17:37 2016-01-04
Software Release Overview - Nexus OS 34:25 2017-08-21
Highlighted Software Features - Nexus OS 19:45 2017-08-21
OpenFlow Support in Nexus Switches 4:20 2017-08-21
VXLAN Support in Nexus Switches 16:21 2017-08-21

[top] Cumulus Linux

What Is Cumulus Linux All About 14:01 2017-10-13
Cumulus Linux Data Center Architectures 16:02 2017-10-13
Cumulus Linux Base Technologies 21:58 2017-10-13
Simplify Network Configuration with Cumulus Linux 13:28 2017-10-13
VXLAN Support in Cumulus Linux 12:23 2017-10-13
Cumulus Linux Architecture and Release Details 17:29 2017-10-13
Conclusions and Questions 4:17 2017-10-13

[top] Dell Force10

Dell Force10 5.4M 2015-12-19
Product Overview - Dell Force10 12:22 2015-12-22
Dell Force10 FTOS Software Features 9:20 2015-12-22
OpenFlow on Dell Force10 Switches 4:15 2015-12-22

[top] HP IRF

HP IRF 6.5M 2015-12-19
HP Data Center Switches Product Overview 11:20 2016-01-04
HP Intelligent Resilient Framework (IRF) 5:46 2014-10-27
OpenFlow Support on HP Data Center Switches 8:09 2016-01-04

[top] Juniper QFX- and EX Series

Juniper EX-Series and QFabric 7.9M 2015-12-19
Product Overview - Juniper Data Center Switches 14:36 2016-01-04
Product Details - QFX- and EX-Series Switches 9:57 2016-01-04
Product Details - QFabric 8:08 2014-10-17
Virtual Chassis 10:30 2014-10-17
Junos Software Release Overview 12:10 2016-01-04
OpenFlow Support on Juniper Data Center Switches 2:54 2016-01-04
VXLAN Support on Juniper Data Center Switches 1:34 2016-01-04

[top] Other Vendors

[top] Original Slide Decks (2011 - 2015)

Data Center Fabric Architectures 3.4M 2011-11-15
Data Center Fabrics Update May 2012 2.3M 2012-05-17
Data Center Fabrics Update November 2012 2.0M 2012-11-15
Data Center Fabrics Update May 2013 1.9M 2013-05-23
Data Center Fabrics Update May 2014 3.1M 2014-05-24
Data Center Fabrics Update May 2015 14M 2015-06-09

[top] Original Recordings (2011 - 2013)

Update Session May 2013 99:48 2013-05-23
Update Session November 2012 12M 2013-05-23
Update Session May 2012 30M 2012-07-13
Data Center Fabrics November 2011 32M 2012-07-13

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