If you build a service on the AWS cloud, are you at risk if Amazon decides to compete with you ?
I present an outline of a segmented front end that avoids the limitations of the traditional load balancer designs. It allow horizontal scaling of for multi-10Gb ISP service, resiliency, redundancy at a fraction of the cost of conventional design.
Excerpt: I am fascinated by Apple’s business strategy and product management. Every year Apple makes a huge multi-billion dollar bet on delivering complex technology products into the hands of untrained users in the one of the toughest computing platforms – the smartphone. Plus they build custom silicon, new materials and software features in every version. And this time, they have an Enterprise product.
Configuring devices from the command line is time-honoured tradition for network engineers. But for everyday operational tasks, the CLI is no longer fit for purpose.
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Nerd knobs are treating the symptom but not the cause of bad networking.
There are signs that the global economy is slowing down. Is It Time To Delay Your Projects To Get Better Pricing and what does this means for IT Infrastructure ?
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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...]
In the middle of 2014, Justin Warren sent me a series of interview questions on the topic of why I hate ITIL so much. The process of writing a response got me ... um, motivated and spat a substantial amount of bile. Here it is. Why do you hate ITIL so much? How did you arrive at this point of … [Read More...]
@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...]