I had a the opportunity of a Big Switch and Containers overview.
From the Big Switch Page above.
Single SDN Fabric for Multi-Container Ecosystems.
Big Cloud Fabric delivers network automation, deep visibility and rapid container-to-container troubleshooting in multi-container environments.
Containers are a new atomic unit of computing that is ideal for emerging cloud-native, distributed applications. Data center operators are evaluating various container technologies, including Docker, Kubernetes, Mesosphere and Red Hat OpenShift.
Containers offer a layer of abstraction, not unlike to what virtual machines offered when virtualization first arrived on the scene. However, Containers are lightweight in using the host footprint because they share an underlying operating system unlike a VM which hosts its own guest OS.
Containers enable micro-services based distributed applications where an application is decomposed into multiple network-connected micro-services, with each micro-service packaged in its own container. This highly-distributed application architecture leads to tremendous increase in east-west traffic compared to monolithic applications.”
What about Bare-Metal networking Support?
Container Fabric Automation, Network visibility, and Operational Simplicity, what does that mean?
What about a example of container visibility?
How do I troubleshoot?
How about event monitoring, and logging?
Additionally watch the Big Switch Kubernetes Demo