There is so much to talk about in SDN that I couldn’t finish any of the dozen or so blog posts that I started in the last three weeks. Instead I created a 15 minute Keynote presentation that had the key points that I wanted to blog about.
Back in the day, I wasn’t a SNA expert but that was because almost no one was using it. Oh sure, SNA was used by […]
John Chambers steps down as CEO, remains Executive Chairman & Chairman of Board. Chuck Robbins, sales & operations executive, will become CEO suggesting not much will change. Some thoughts and speculation.
Google is set to make QUIC the default protocol for web browsing to improve performance by using HTTP over UDP.
This article provide a practical and workable definition of “What Is a Network Service ?”
I was reviewing the non-ACI Nexus 9000 products this week and started thinking that the Nexus 9000 will become Cisco’s response to whitebox disruption.
I attended the AWS Summit in London yesterday. Here are some observations in no particular order. Come for the IaaS, Stay for the PaaS. AWS made a strong case about their portfolio of software services such as AWS Lambda, Cloudformation, KMS and Cloudtrail. Its no longer just compute, storage and networking its all about the […]
The hardware makes the software possible but disappears quickly from view.
The mendicant was perplexed. This wasn’t unusual and, truth be told, the mendicant often didn’t understand everything and lived in a constant state of perplexedness. But this time, he was sure of the facts and knew that something was not right. He sighed and went to find the the Master. The Master was communing […]
The most significant underlying technology trend in networking is that startups have taken analytics and big data software and applied it to network devices. Three emerging product categories are Security Threat Systems, Software Defined WAN and Network Analytics & Control.
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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...]
Is Enterprise IT starving its operational process by reducing headcount and overcapitalising on assets ? If so, what arguments can we make for or against this idea ? CapEx Rich but Living in OpEx Poverty Is it a misconception that heavy capital purchases can reduce operational costs ? The last 20 … [Read More...]
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...]