This year, Cisco Live US was held in Orlando and it was a major crowd puller. As many as 20,000 IT professionals attended the event, making it the largest Cisco Live event ever. The show floor was abuzz with excitement about new products and vendors. Cisco showcased solutions for cloud and next-generation data centers in their keynotes, speaker sessions and demo booths. They introduced Nexus 6K data center switches and DFA.
Our booth received great attention as we announced the EnX (Extensible nCloudX) framework. As part of the EnX framework, customers and partners will receive development tools including an SDK to build extensions to the built in models in nCloudX.
As many of you know, Anuta nCloudX orchestrates L2-L7 services across multi-vendor networks. nCloudX has comprehensive support for physical and virtual infrastructure from industry leading networking vendors.
However, if a particular device or model is not yet supported by nCloudX, customers and partners can leverage EnX to develop their specific device model. The rest of the network service orchestration process can be performed through nCloudX just like for any other device. In addition, operational configuration can be customized to satisfy specific orchestration requirements. Customers and Partners were very excited that we have opened up our model driven architecture to suit their specific deployments.
We also demonstrated nCloudX orchestration for Cisco virtual services such as VSG, ASA 1000v and CSR 1000v.
The event was very well organized. We got to meet many old and new friends in the networking community.
As an after party, Cisco reserved all of Universal Studios for the attendees. We had a chance to ride the new Transformers 3D ride and listened to a concert by the legendary band Journey.
The Orlando weather was great. Although, the rain pours in one moment and then stops as if someone has turned off the shower. Very fascinating!
Overall, it was a very positive experience for our team. We are excited about the enthusiasm from customers, partners and many well-wishers.
– Kiran Sirupa, August 12th, 2013.