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Analysis: Example of WAN Orchestration

I wanted to draw attention to this WAN Orchestration demonstration video from Nuage Networks to highlight that you don’t need to become a programmer to bring orchestration to your network.

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HP Embracing Whitebrand/Bare Metal/Britebox Ethernet Switching

HP is now offering a whitebox Ethernet product range to its customers in a recent announcements. Whether you call this britebox, whitebrand, bare metal or branded whitebox, the final outcome is the same. HP is offering customers another choice to buy the network products that meets their requirements.

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Musing: Who Cares About FCoE in 2015 ?

While I continue to scratch my head about who is foolish enough to actually deploy FCoE, perhaps a more important question is which vendors care about it ?

Microsoft might be dominant in the Enterprise but it is minor player when you consider tablets & smartphones. With the consumer market generating more profit and revenue than corporate, Microsoft is not the biggest player.

Blessay: Enterprise IT Comes Last In Technology Innovation

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 of corporate computers. IT was critical to the […]

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Response: Whats New in systemd, 2015 Edition

Summary of a presentation at FOSDEM about systemd is very interesting. Lots of improvements and practical changes from what I can see that would Linux more usable and viable. But this caught my eye about replacing syslog with HTTP: journald-remoting: the binary logger now has remote support (aka: remoting) via HTTP (instead of the syslog […]

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Could Arista EOS Run On Whitebox Hardware ?

I was recently asked if Arista EOS could run on Whitebox network hardware. From a blog post on the Arista website on July 1, 2013 : In fact, a little known secret is that Arista EOS was intended to run on third-party hardware. The Arista vEOS control plane provides the ability to run as a VM […]

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Microsoft might be dominant in the Enterprise but it is minor player when you consider tablets & smartphones. With the consumer market generating more profit and revenue than corporate, Microsoft is not the biggest player.

Blessay: Enterprise IT Comes Last In Technology Innovation

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...]

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Announcing the Network Break Podcast

The Network Break is a new Packet Pushers podcast where we discuss "state of the business" in networking and enterprise infrastructure. Andrew Conry-Murray and I discuss vendors moves and news, product and ploys, analysis on product and positioning, and look at the business of networking in a short … [Read More...]

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My Private Cloud Block Architecture Diagram

When planning network architecture for the next few years,  I believe that it is important to comprehend that the network is just a one part of an overall system. The ITIL foolishness that drive most IT infrastructure processes prevents clear systemic thinking and I'm often having to explain how the … [Read More...]

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