The following is a “paper review” of Project Calico following a recent briefing. I’ve conducted a short review of the technology and business issues around the product and conclude that its unlikely to be competitive with Docker libnetwork that was announced a few weeks back or existing SDN Solutions in the market today.
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 following items: pay less for products so that money can be spent on projects to replace and upgrade pay less so that ROI can be achieved 3 years design so […]
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 to develop and deliver information- and technology-intensive services in its own way. Mode 1 is traditional, emphasizing scalability, efficiency, safety and accuracy. Mode 2 is nonsequential, emphasizing agility and speed. […]
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.
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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...]