Show 124 – MPLS in the Data Centre is Dead & SDN Changes Nothing

The conversation starts discussing Nexus 5K as a small/mid-size core. Yep, it works. Then Greg gets his Unicorn Riding outfit on and saddles up to run in the SDN race once again. This results in extensive yelling that “MPLS in the Data Centre is dead, SDN will win”. Promptly followed by a cool discussion that SDN/OpenFlow changes very little in networking.

If that’s confusing, you need to listen in.

Basically, MPLS is too complicated to reliably run a data centre. And there is no good way to extract data from an MPLS Network. Plus MPLS does not handle virtual networking and never will.

SDN provides control, visibility and certainty. All hail SDN.


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