Food arrives at 5 and the presentation starts at 6pm
Virtual Extensible LAN (VXLAN) is a network virtualization technology that attempts to ameliorate the scalability problems associated with large cloud computing deployments. It uses a VLAN-like encapsulation technique to encapsulate MAC-based layer 2 Ethernet frames within layer 3 UDP packets. The VXLAN specification was originally created by VMware and Cisco but it has broad industry support and is now being worked on as an IETF standard.
This presentation covers the current data center and cloud environment, the challenges and the issues related to layer-2 data center interconnection.
This presentation explains VXLAN and how it works. We also demonstrate VXLAN configuration and operations in a lab using VMware and Cisco Nexus 1000V.
The presentation concludes by discussing the advantages, disadvantages of VXLAN and alternatives to VXLAN.
Scott Hogg is the Director of Technology Solutions for Global Technology Resources, Inc. (GTRI). He has a B.S. in Computer Science, a M.S. in Telecommunications, along with his CCIE (#5133), and CISSP (#4610). For over a decade, Scott has been working with IPv6 technologies helped many organizations with their IPv6 planning and implementation. Scott has given numerous presentations and demonstrations of IPv6 technologies. Scott is also the author of the book titled IPv6 Security and Chair Emeritus of the Rocky Mountain IPv6 Task Force.