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Clos Fabrics Explained

Clos Fabrics Explained

Ivan Pepelnjak

Thursday, September 13, 2012 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM (EDT)

Clos Fabrics Explained

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Every major networking vendor is busy promoting its own (usually proprietary) Data Center Fabric. While they're debating the architectures and proprietary nature of competitors' offerings, and solving dubious problems like large-scale bridging with pre-standard implementations, the data center users still face the problem succinctly expressed by James Hamilton: "Data Center Networks are in my Way".

However, we don't need rocket-science fabric solutions to build modern data center networks - it's possible to build large all-point-equidistant networks with no constraints on workload placement with existing gear from numerous vendors using decades-old Clos architectures.

The Clos Fabrics Explained webinar will describe the Clos architecture concepts and designs that can be used to build large layer-2 or layer-3 all-point-equidistant Data Center networks.

The webinar is ideal for architects and designers that have to look behind the vendor marketectures and build large-scale solutions that meet their business and operational requirements.

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The webinar starts at 10:00 AM Eastern US (EDT) time and will take approximately three hours. Convert this time to other time zones.

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The presentation is delivered over the Internet using Webex (with VoIP audio), allowing you to ask questions and receive answers in real-time. You'll receive the necessary technical details two days before the delivery date.

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The Authors

Brad Hedlund

Brad Hedlund (CCIE #5530) has been designing and deploying IP networks and data centers since 1996, with experience in various roles as a customer, consultant, and vendor.

Brad was with Cisco for 6 years focused on data center switching (Nexus) and computing (UCS). Now with Dell, Brad is working on infrastructure solutions for Big Data (Hadoop) and open source private cloud (OpenStack).

In his spare time, Brad maintains a popular blog with topics on data center networking, virtualization, and computing.

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Ivan Pepelnjak

Ivan Pepelnjak (CCIE#1354) has been designing, deploying, operating and troubleshooting IP-based enterprise and service provider networks since 1990. He’s the author of EIGRP and MPLS books published by Cisco Press, numerous articles and highly praised webinars, including Data Center 3.0 for Networking Engineers and Data Center Interconnects.

His blog, where you'll find numerous data center- and virtualization-related articles, is usually considered one of the best technology-focused internetworking blogs.

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Thursday, September 13, 2012 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM (EDT)

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Ivan Pepelnjak

Ivan Pepelnjak (CCIE#1354) has been designing, deploying, operating and troubleshooting IP-based Service Provider networks since 1990. He’s the author of highly successful MPLS books published by Cisco press and Service Provider courses now offered by Cisco Systems. Recently he wrote numerous articles describing the next-generation Service Provider networks and blogged about issues hindering the Internet growth.

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