Data Center Networking Newsletter 2020 Q2

Don't miss these key highlights from WWT's Data Center Networking Practice from the last quarter.


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Deploy ACI Multi-Site Fabric

Cisco's ACI Anywhere vision is to allow a single security and connectivity policy with a single pane of glass to manage all multicloud environments. The key to ACI Anywhere is the ACI Multi-Site Orchestrator (MSO), which allows the administrator to create consistent security and connectivity policies across multiple physical, virtual and cloud-based sites.

This series of four on-demand lab modules will go through all the steps necessary to bring up an ACI Multi-Site environment from scratch and is divided into modules so it is easier for students to consume. 

6 Steps to Understanding Cisco ACI

WWT has been working with Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) since the first alpha and beta codes and taught thousands of customers on how to understand and deploy ACI. Through various discussions since its launch, we've helped organizations navigate the specifics and conclude whether ACI is right for the business. We've come up with an easy guide to help organizations understand the technical aspects of ACI. This guide provides the six steps can help network engineers new to ACI understand the basic concepts.



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Cisco Tetration v3.3 Lab

This lab will guide you through how this powerful host-based segmentation solution addresses the most critical segmentation day-to-day tasks:

  1. Discovery: Establish business context through scopes and annotations. Collect traffic and perform Application Dependency Mapping.
  2. Policy Enforcement: Take the results of the Application Dependency Mapping and apply towards segmentation policy.
  3. Operations: See how Tetration monitors policy compliance.   Review how to apply incoming policy change requests. Browse the most common Tetration visualizations.

Engineers’ Corner

Mike Witte, WWT Technical Solutions Architect
Mike Witte, WWT Technical Solutions Architect

Mike Witte is a Technical Solutions Architect with 30 years of experience in networking, compute, storage and virtualization platforms. He’s been at WWT for nine years and is based in Charlotte, NC. Mike specializes in next-generation Intent-Based Networking (IBN) software-defined network solutions, connecting multiple domains such as software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN), software-defined access, software-defined data center (SDDC) and cloud. Mike collaborates with various equipment and software manufacturer development teams on research and development projects to create an end to end IBN solution to streamline the deployment, management and telemetry of future networking products.

Mike worked on the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) Particle Accelerator! In his spare time, Mike restores muscle cars and Corvettes, golfs and is an avid astrophotographer! 

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