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Cisco Cloud CTO on OpenStack, SDN and the Internet of Things [VIDEO]

May 14, 2013, 07:00 (0 Talkback[s])

Cisco has a number of virtual switching assets already in the market including the Nexus 1000v virtual swith. Tucker said that Cisco is now in the process of developing a new Nexus 1000KV specifically for the KVM hypervisor on Linux. The new virtual switch will be integrated into the OpenStack Quantum Network Service as a plug-in when it's completed.

Currently Cisco's OpenStack implementations leverage traditional VLAN technology and Open vSwitch technology. Open vSwitch is a an open source switch that has been part of the mainline Linux kernel since March of 2012, thanks to a contribution from VMware's Nicira division.

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