Clos fabrics explained
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Every major networking vendor is busy promoting its own (usually proprietary) Data Center Fabric. While they're debating the architectures and proprietary nature of competitors' offerings, and solving dubious problems like large-scale bridging with pre-standard implementations, the data center users still face the problem succinctly expressed by James Hamilton: "Data Center Networks are in my Way".
It turns out we don't need rocket-science data center fabric solutions to solve that problem - it's possible to build large all-point-equidistant networks with no constraints on workload placement with existing gear from numerous vendors using decades-old Clos architectures.
The Clos Fabrics Explained webinar will describe the Clos architecture concepts and designs that can be used to build large layer-2 or layer-3 all-point-equidistant Data Center networks.
Brad Hedlund (CCIE #5530) has been designing and deploying IP networks and data centers since 1996, with experience in various roles as a customer, consultant, and vendor.
Brad was with Cisco for 6 years focused on data center switching (Nexus) and computing (UCS). Now with Dell, Brad is working on infrastructure solutions for Big Data (Hadoop) and open source private cloud (OpenStack).
In his spare time, Brad maintains a popular blog with topics on data center networking, virtualization, and computing.
Ivan Pepelnjak (CCIE#1354 Emeritus) has been designing, deploying, operating and troubleshooting IP-based enterprise and service provider networks since 1990. He’s the author of EIGRP and MPLS books published by Cisco Press, numerous articles and highly praised webinars, including Data Center 3.0 for Networking Engineers and Data Center Interconnects.
His blog, where you'll find numerous data center- and virtualization-related articles, is usually considered one of the best technology-focused internetworking blogs.
This webinar is ideal for architects and designers that have to look behind the vendor marketectures and build large-scale solutions that meet their business and operational requirements.
If you are a network architect, designer or sales/support engineer working in data center environment, you simply have to attend this webinar.
The Clos Fabrics Explained is a 2-hour technical presentation. You can register for the on-line webinar immediately; we can also organize an on-site event, where the topics of this presentation are combined with in-depth discussion of other Data Center networking topics that apply to your network.
When attending the on-line webinar, you’ll get a PDF copy of the presentation materials at least a week before the webinar, giving you plenty of time to study the materials and prepare potential questions. The WebEx classroom instructions will be available two days before the event.
After the on-line webinar, you’ll get access to WebEx recording of the webinar that you’ll be able to watch as many times as desired.
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