Hello my friend,

Two years, on 5. June 2016 I have posted the first article on the topic of interoperability between Nokia (Alcatel-Lucent) SR OS and Cisco IOS XR. That article shaped the main line for all my blogs, and this line is “interoperability”. But not only. In the first year we focused on Service providers IP Core and Backhaul technologies, whereas in the second year SDN, data centers and automations were in focus and also introduction of new vendors to our interops.

The first year

Year ago we have in details covered all the work done by that time creating a kind of “list of contents” with all the articles. Another major topic, which spans all the articles in the first year, was Service Provider technologies, as it’s mentioned above. Basically all the technologies and configurations to build service provider network from scratches in dual vendor environment with Cisco IOS XR and Nokia (Alcatel-Lucent) SR OS were covered.

The second year

The last year we were focusing mainly on different aspects of SDN, automation and data center technologies. Let’s recall, what we have done.

SDN for Service Providers:

Multicast deployment in the networks:

Data center technologies:

Automation based on Ansible:

Started with 2 vendors and enterprise/service provider field, we already covered 4 vendors and data centers. We keep going!

Stay tuned, stay with us.


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