The future of networking, and IT Infrastructure more generally, will be driven by machine to machine interactions.
Its a fact that bugs and faults in networking products is not a key issue for customers. Indeed vendors rely on customer testing and deployment to […]
Reliable sources tell me that Cisco is undergoing a huge internal transformation now that Chuck Robbins is in charge. I haven’t been able to see […]
Whitebox and Merchant Silicon might mean network operating systems that are designed for specific use cases.
The IT Storage market is going through a lot of change. New silicon designs from Intel & Micron branded 3D Xpoint are impacting the short term future of the “all flash array” market. Intel has developed NVMe so that that speed of accessing this fancy new storage can be realised because the 30-year old SCSI/NFS/Fibrechannel protocols […]
Ivan posted here: I’ll take ownership of the statement because at least it sounds like something I have discussed on the podcast and, sadly, because there aren’t that many networking podcasts. The comment is in relation to the purpose of a stateful firewall when compared to a stateless firewall aka access lists. I do think that […]
We manage a distributed system of autonomous elements where the operation, performance and stability is determined by external factors that are out of our operational control.
Can you define what is a Software Defined Network ? Here is my take.
I was reviewing ESG Dell-EMC Customer Sentiment Analysis report which surveyed 202 IT decision makers about their views on the merger. Here is the headline result: Whatever my or anyone’s opinion of the merger, one thing that no one seems to be discussing in the reduction in competition this brings to the market. Less suppliers […]
It is my privilege to return as a delegate for Network Field Day 11 in Silicon Valley on January 20-22. You can find full details on the event at Tech Field Day page which lists the vendors and delegates in full. Lots of familiar faces and a few new ones.
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I spent two days in Portland getting briefed by Intel’s Data Centre Group (DCG) as part of an influencer program. This article considers how Intel is fuelling the migration to Software Defined Infrastructure (I feel I can say that without any irony or sarcasm) and particularly how networking is a … [Read More...]
Amazon Internet of Things PaaS platform was announced yesterday with the buzz line "Cloud Services for Connected Devices". AWS IoT is: a complete software stack for managing devices and endpoints. partnerships with limited number of hardware companies for software integration. … [Read More...]
I've been working on a design for a client who is building a web application to operate at scale. Before I finalise the design I'm looking to get some review and comments from a wide range of people. Therefore I present an outline of a segmented front end load balancer design here and ask for your … [Read More...]
In the middle of 2014, Justin Warren sent me a series of interview questions on the topic of why I hate ITIL so much. The process of writing a response got me ... um, motivated and spat a substantial amount of bile. Here it is. Why do you hate ITIL so much? How did you arrive at this point of … [Read More...]
@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...]