Price uncertainty in the public cloud has taken a serious turn for the worse.
I’ve been writing and talking about the need for IT teams to reduce the lifecycle of infrastructure to 3 years. For this to happen, the […]
I’ve been much amused byBi-Modal IT that Gartner coughed up a few months back. Bimodal IT refers to having two modes of IT, each designed […]
Define “Blast Radius”
Ivan raises good points about SD-WAN and interoperability on his blog today. But I think the benefits of SD-WAN are too good to wait for ten years for standards to catch up. Oh, and its up to you to demand standards from the vendors.
Containers, IPv6 and “SDN DNS” is why DNS is critical to your network architecture and day-to-day operations. At the same time, “DNS operations” doesn’t seem to be getting the attention considering how critical it is to network, servers and DevOps alike. I wonder if I am missing something.
Nodding my head so hard my chin is hitting my chest. “What tends to remain behind is the ‘residue’ — the least talented and effective IT engineers. They tend to be grateful they have a job and make fewer demands on management; even if they find the workplace unpleasant, they are the least likely to be able to find a job elsewhere. “
One of the most interesting things about SD-WAN is the level of real differentiation between the different vendors that has actual business outcomes. Let me explain, most SD-WAN vendors are using overlay networks to bypass the restrictions and limitations of IP routing. A few of the features in common are: multi-path networking dynamic and temporal […]
What is the difference between Consolidation and Convergence in a technology market ?
Ivan posted his answers to 3 questions posed by a media agency. I got the same email and perhaps my thoughts might add something to the discussion. Q. What can enterprises do to ensure that their infrastructure is ready for next-gen networking technology implementations emerging in the next decade? Hire more people and invest in […]
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@FStevenChalmers left three questions on the Do Networking Vendors Make Their Own Products ? - EtherealMind post. Question One Question One: This disaggregation tends to work best when there's a single ASIC family for the software vendors to focus on. In servers, one price of disaggregation has … [Read More...]
Customers want to use Linux as the Network Operating System (NOS) on their switches and routers for many reasons. Takeaways Linux has provisioning tools that they want to use i.e. Puppet, Chef, Ansible etc. Linux has a lower overall cost, especially lower capital cost which makes human … [Read More...]
Today you design resilient, redundant networks with what you have. Tomorrow, we need networks that use using software and freedom to be predictable and safe. For the last 20 years, network design has been focussed on working around limitations of the protocols anddevices that are available. … [Read More...]
There was a time when Enterprise IT defined the future of computing. Laptops were designed for corporate consumption first and the best software was sold to enterprise for business use. The other markets for computers was "home users" who were offered cheap, low quality and low performance versions … [Read More...]
LEDE: One of the hardest parts of DevOps movement is explaining the unique value to IT Leadership in conventional organisations that rely on ITIL principles. I'm having success by framing the debate in terms of over-capitalised on assets and under-invested in human infrastructure. Three … [Read More...]
This article continues the discussion from Human Infrastructure Poverty in the Enterprise - Part 1 Replacing CapEx with Open Source Enterprises have been reluctant to embrace open source and often state that training, expertise and support for open source are a major risk factor. Yet there are … [Read More...]