Introduction to BGP and cloud networking

This post is intended for people that is just entering to BGP and cloud networking (i.e. SDN). We’ll bring an introduction to BGP fundamental concepts.  BGP is fundamental for SDN to scale out large networks in the Datacenter for end-points attached to containers and virtual servers. Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) Let’s start saying that BGP…

Introduction to QoS and Cloud Networking

Relevant technologies like DPDK or SmartNICs are starting to come up lately to bring better performance options to CNF/VNF instances. Sharing a Linux kernel among other applications, is not good enough for some network functions. However, there are still other options before considering replacing your hardware. Quality of Service or QoS could be the cheapest…

Keep using Layer-2 services with EVPN

Let’s say you need a more scalable layer-2 solution for your VMs and containers. You can do some Linux bridges or maybe use OVS and try some VxLAN/GRE encapsulation between Hypervisors. Containers is a different kind of animal though: Way more end-points in every server and we put them across the datacenter, it could turn…