Dave Zacks, Distinguished Systems Engineer at Cisco, discusses why flexibility in networking has never been more important. The way network engineers design, build, and operate networks is changing rapidly. Traditional network silicon hardware – the network ASICs that form the heart of networking gear – lack the flexibility to handle the rapidly changing networking needs of today – and tomorrow. Cisco saw this trend coming, and has created Flexible Silicon – networking ASICs that can be reprogrammed to handle new encapsulations, new protocols, and new capabilities as they arise. In this session, Dave will explore the development and use of Cisco’s ground-breaking UADP (Unified Access Data Plane) ASIC. UADP, and the platforms that use it, provide unparalleled flexibility and adaptability in network deployments. In this session, he also explores what UADP is, how it works, and the innovative capabilities it can drive in your own network deployments.
Recorded at Tech Field Day Extra at Cisco Live US 2017, in Las Vegas on June 27, 2017. For more information, please visit ciscolive.com/us/ or TechFieldDay.com/event/clus17/