This week saw established analyst firm scrambling to recover after realising that OpenStack is a huge, unstoppable thing. Sean Kerner writes that 451 Research released some […]
IPv6 is badly designed. Constant updates make us uncertain. Lack of features make us unwilling.
The ashes of network monitoring products from the last 30 years is a Sauron-sized mountain of tears on which we must build the a new […]
But I’ve been reading whitepapers about the possible future of 5G networking and its becoming clear to me that the larger part of any private WAN (if you have one at all) is going to be wireless in the next ten years.
Geoff Huston highlights that the IETF has never completed their standard process. One hundred and forty-six of these RFCs are Informational, four of these are Historic, 23 are Experimental, five are Best Current Practice and the remaining 193 are Standards Track documents. Of these 193 documents, 24 are already obsoleted, 164 are Proposed Standards, just five […]
The big Red Herring in networking over the past ten years is most things labeled “innovative” when the word that should be used is “iterative.”
StackOverflow doesn’t run on the public cloud, its runs on dedicated hardware beacuse performance matters. Baremetal is fast. because their human infrastructure knows what they are doing the installation uses physical routers and firewalls. 2 Ethernet switches – Nexus 5596UP ( I don’t count Nexus 2000 as they are not switches, they are hubs running 802.1BR) I’ve […]
Russ White blogs on “What should IETF “standard track” actually mean?”. I’m critical of two things: lack of focus on Enterprise networking that standards being produced have little relevance to real world uses. The second is likely to be people problem because organisations inherently build up resistance to new ideas and become self-referential. The first […]
This slide was posted on Twitter this morning rom Sam Charrington: This matches with what I hear and see in the market. Most enterprises will build private clouds They have so much data in their existing DCs that migrating is impossible/impractical That OpenStack (not VMware SDDC) is the preferred platform Some key market points that I […]
I understand Dell’s product strategy best when I consider it as “one of everything”.
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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...]
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...]