I’m back to installing servers/network in closets. Do we need data centers anymore ?
conn-check – A deployment utility to check connectivity between services conn-check is a small utility, written in Python using the Twisted network library, that verifies outgoing connections from your application servers to services it depends on, e.g. databases, caches, web service APIs, etc.conn-check is used not only to verify network dependency changes at deploy time, […]
This is the most compelling article I’ve ever read about why on-premises applications/software are less competitive. I am reasonably certain that private cloud infrastructure can be as efficient as public cloud and cheaper over some period. What I’m coming to understand is that many of types of cloud-based applications may be much more efficent than […]
The foundation of TCP/IP design is that the network is unreliable and packets will be lost.
This article at Recode : In what appears to be a messy shakeup with hints of an internal power struggle nearing an end, Mario Mazzola, Prem Jain, Luca Cafiero and Soni Jiandani are leaving the company. This management team has been responsible for developing a range of Cisco products Nexus 5000, parts of Cisco UCS & […]
IDC published a promo piece about their research into videoconferencing market. From a market segment perspective: Multi-codec telepresence equipment revenue ($23.9 million) was down 44.4% quarter over quarter, but increased 27.4% year over year in 1Q16. Unit shipments were down 47.1% quarter over quarter, but increased 48.8% year over year. Room-based videoconferencing system revenue ($359.6 […]
Openswitch has transioned from HPE to Linux Foundation project.
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Its “best practice” to assume that IT vendor products are faulty, have serious bugs and will fail in normal operation at anytime. This article first appeared in an Issue of the Human Infrastructure Magazine at Packet Pushers. You can signup to receive the magazine by email and for free … [Read More...]
In the Best Practice RFC 7772 - Reducing Energy Consumption of Router Advertisements for IPv6: This issue is of concern IOT-class hardware that looks to be small, autonomous and battery powered. While this is just one of changes to our current technology that will adapt the networking … [Read More...]
Most of network professionals rely on fixed lines for provision of bandwidth for their networks. The very idea of using any type of wireless network for a corporate WAN is anathema because of the history of poor performance and low traffic predictability. At the same time, the cost of renting … [Read More...]
You don’t hear much about successful “Private Clouds” because they aren’t done in public. Two takeaways. People are talking a lot about public cloud because its good business not necessarily because its good technology  Private Clouds are being successfully deployed in vast numbers and … [Read More...]
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...]