This article has opened my eyes to a future where a single fibre cable can have multiple cores. The future of Ethernet is yet to […]
Its “best practice” to assume that IT vendor products are faulty, have serious bugs and will fail in normal operation at anytime.
Cisco has killed the Nexus 6000 product line and you have 12 months to get your last orders in. This is long overdue. I’ve never […]
The limited about of public information available on Broadcom products is frustrating and annoying.
Federation means that nothing can change in networking. Right ?
A new IT behemoth has bellied its way up onto the beach. IDC has issued a press release: One year after the announcement of the subsidiary of Tsinghua Holdings, Unisplendour Corporation Limited’s plans to acquire 51% share of H3C Technologies and Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s China-based server, storage and technology services business, the company finally completed […]
Open Source TL:DR – I hosted a keynote panel during Interop Las Vegas 2016 on the topic of Open Source in the Enterprise. Here are the panel notes I prepared. Network Computing wrote up the article here: Open Source: The Enterprise Impact | Network Computing. Premise: In 2016, we are talking about new problems with Open Source […]
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 data : 451 Group now reports 2015 OpenStack ecosystem revenue at $1.2 billion and forecasts it will grow to $3.37 billion by 2018. From 2014 to 2018, 451 Group has […]
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 generation of tools. Analytics, machine learning, big data and user interfaces are the new hope. Network as a Service A key feature in “as a Service” products is transparency & […]
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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...]