The Dallas / Fort Worth Cisco Users Group


The DFWCUG is an organization in Dallas TX that works with and helps organize new Cisco Users Groups in the US.

The Dallas / Fort Worth Cisco Users Group

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The Dallas / Fort Worth Cisco Users Group

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The Dallas / Fort Worth Cisco Users Group is an independent users group which meets on the first Wednesday of each month for the open exchange of technical information regarding the networking industry and Cisco products for the benefit of Cisco users.
Our meetings are free to attend - all we ask is that you sign up via our membership / meeting announcements mailing list.

We also have a pizza buffet starting at 6:00 pm (no charge) with the main meeting starting at 6:30 pm.


Our Next Meeting - Wednesday August 3, 2016

Introduction to Software Networking - SDN / NFV 101


Software virtualization and the cloud are causing the most disruption and fastest change the networking industry has ever seen. Purpose built appliances such as routers and gateways, are evolving to software based “virtual network functions” and giving way to a plethora of new acronyms… VNF’s run on NFV’s – sometimes with SDN… Put the word “open” in front of every network term you’ve ever heard – Open vSwitch, OpenFlow, OpenStack, Open NFV, Open Daylight… Completely new skills will be required to run these new software centric networks as the industry continues to evolve.

Come join us for as we explore many of the new concepts in this new software networking evolution. We will cover some of the current trends in networking related to open source software and do a basic introduction of many new concepts in this space. We will also explore many of the new skill sets that will be required to run networks in the years to come