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Virtualization, Cloud, Infrastructure and all that stuff in-between

My ramblings on the stuff that holds it all together

Cisco ASR is Virtual to the Core, all 40 of them!

 

Interesting article here on how Cisco have made heavy use of virtualization within their new ASR series router platform, Linux underneath and 40 core CPUs!

This type of approach does make me wonder if we will get to the stage of running traditional “network” and “storage” services as VM’s under a shared hypervisor with traditional “servers”.. totally removing the dependency on dedicated or expensive single-vendor hardware.

Commodity server blade platforms like the HP or Sun blade systems are so powerful these days, with flexible interconnect/expansion options this type of approach makes a lot of sense to me and is totally flexible.

Maybe one day it will go the other way and all your Windows boxen will run inside a Cisco NX7000 lol!

On reflection maybe all those companies have too much of a vested interest in vendor lock-in and hardware sales to make this a reality!

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