This is what I’d go see if I had time..
BRKOPT-2305 Service Orchestration and Architecture for Multi-Tenant IaaS Cloud Computing
BRKRST-2340 An Introduction to the Service Advertisement Framework
BRKCRS-3045 LISP - A Next Generation Networking Architecture
ITMATO-7724 Data Center Virtualization - Road to Cloud Computing
GENKEY-7846 Keynote and Welcome Address
PNLCRS-2046 Panel Discussion for LISP - A Next Generation Networking Architecture
GENSS-7827 CA Technology Presents: The Impact of Mass Virtualization on Network Management
BRKPCS-5903 Keys to Ensuring Application Performance
DISCDC-1004 Data Center Discover Program: Customer Executive Roundtable
BRKCOM-1002 DC Architectures and Virtual Private Data Centers with UCS
GENKEY-7847 Cisco Technology Keynote
GENSP-7864 Leveraging the SP Network Advantage in the Cloud
GENSS-7828 The Borderless Enterprise: Driving Innovation from the Core
BRKPCS-5991 Customer Panel: Insights on Virtualization and Cloud Computing with Vblock
BRKDCT-3060 Deployment challenges with Interconnecting Data Centers
PNLCOM-6883 Data Center Customer Panel : Insights on Data Center, Computing, and Virtualization
PNLDCT-2002 Seamless Enterprise Extension to Cloud (SEEC) – Ready for Primetime?
Any technical sessions having to do with: DCI, L2MP, TRILL, LISP, and related topics.
A little slow, but they’re finally on the bandwagon. The obvious is that it seems Brocade agrees with Juniper, Cisco, et al., re single L2 core data center fabric for transport that can scale big. I can’t believe that they’ll just settle for vanilla MPLS for interconnecting TRILL blocks at distance (or maybe not at distance). Something else is bound to come out on that front.
Given that, here’s the more interesting:
That reminded me of this:
Brocade VCS also enhances server virtualization with technologies that enable enhanced VM visibility within the network and the seamless migration of policies with a VM. VCS achieves this through its distributed services architecture that makes the fabric aware of all of its connected devices and its ability to share information across those devices. Automatic Migration of Port Profiles (AMPP), a VCS feature, enables a VM’s network profiles – such as security or Quality of Service (QoS) levels – to follow that VM during migrations without manual intervention. This unprecedented level of VM visibility and automated profile management helps intelligently remove the physical barriers to VM mobility that exists in current technologies and network architectures.
Here’s the 802.1Qbg - Edge Virtual Bridging group. Note the authors list in the most recent presentation.
It is to tackle these three basic issues of (a) Per-VM policy enforcement and (b) monitoring, tracking and policy migration for VM live migration, and (c) VM-to-VM traffic switching, that a small set of companies started the Edge Virtual Bridging (EVB) ad-hoc group early last year. Today, that group has grown to include 200+ members from a diverse set of companies from the silicon, server, storage, networking, virtualization and data center software industries.
The diligent work that this group has produced has led to two distinct approved proposals in the IEEE this past November: 802.1Qbg and 802.1Qbh.
In broad terms, these proposals discuss:
- a mechanism to discover VMs on the network and enforce policies as VMs appear or migrate across the network
- EVB Discovery
- VSI (Virtual Station Interface) Discovery
- AMPP: Automated Migration of Port Profiles…
And that one reminded me of a presentation from DC CAVES: Automated Ethernet Virtual Bridging [pdf].