Next-Generation Network Solutions

The next-generation network consists of a fairly simplistic network design, with the real work done by software utilizing overlay designs. This is the real basis of the software-defined network (SDN) or software-defined data center. We discuss the two primary players in this paradigm: Cisco’s ACI (Application Centric Infrastructure) and VMware’s NSX. We can also discuss Openstack OpenFlow.


  • Cisco ACI
  • OpenStack
  • OpenFlow
  • VMware NSX