Cloud First Networking – the challenge of networking in multiple clouds is substantial
How can we make on-prem look like the public cloud.
Don’t make AWS look like a on-prem network, make an off-prem network look like an on-prem network. Instead of configuring VRFs and VLANs, we should be configuring the public cloud equivalent of VPCs. AWS is a logical network
I’ve said multiple times that supporting multi-cloud is a major challenge for Enterprise IT staff but I’ve never considered changing the basic unit of networking. Today we use IP subnets and VLANs as the basic unit of a network configuration but public clouds use a virtual unit. Can we adapt the virtual unit for the
Federated SDN Controllers
you can have dozens of SDN controllers all unified into a single system regardless of off-prep and on-prem.
Big Mon Fabric
- the ability to get visibility via flow data or packet capture.
- presenting a single operational model for the visibility fabric regardless of cloud type.
- packer recorder
- smart replay – the network time machine, can i recreate the security incident through packet capture.
- its possible that Big Switch is more efficient, more perfromant, because they have large numbers of customers.
Big Mon Analytics
We have seen a substantial boom in analytics over the last two years, its not slowing down. SDN platforms have analytics as an add on product, and its built in as a fabric.
Every visibility solution relies on data source, data collection and data analysis.
- Mostly this means working on generating xFlow via network taps/agents in the OS/in line proxy.
- Then you have to transport and store the flow records.
- then you need to turn data into useful information via analytics.
For big switch, perhaps the unique thing here is integration between the visibility fabric, and analytics. Analytics products are only as good as their data sources and often these are limited by the network they operate in. Big Mon lets capture data from a wider range of sources and, for me, demonstrates