Comic about Women Engineers – a touchy subject.
Collection of useful, relevant or just fun places on the Internets for 25th May 2012 and a bit commentary about what I’ve found interesting about them: Corporate: Brocade Embraces Software-Defined Ne… | Brocade Communities – Brocade outlines their SDN/OpenFlow strategy in this post. I’m not sure I understand it yet and need to spend [...]
In November 2011, I posted “What Are 10 Gigabit Ultra Short Reach (USR) Optics ?” where I tried to what is the actual difference between these Ultra Short Reach (USR) optics and the certified 10Gbase-SR products. I recently received the following from an anonymous source. I’ve made some small edits to protect identity and improve the text.
I’ve just been forced to sit through a vendor presentation that had a lot of talk about their “platform” and how successful it’s been, and how valuable it is. When I pointed out that it was dependent on at least three other platforms, there was pause. Silence. The sales team, clearly, hadn’t realised this and it wasn’t part of the vendor briefing. I told them, it’s “Platforms All The Way Down”.
A look at a key feature of my favourite anything box – exporting and why I don’t use Evernote.
Nominations for the UK Network Heroes award from Spirent are open. Since I’ve been asked to be a eminent judge, I’d like to see some of the best talent that UK has to offer stand up and be counted. The UK has a lot of great engineers and architects but they are rarely recognised. Here is your chance.
I stumbled over a collection of photos from Network Field Day 3 that showed some of what happened at the event. Most of the event is sitting in boardrooms going through vendor presentations, discussions and review. Lets face it, that doesn’t make for great photos.
Quick review of one of my favourite system tool for the Mac – SmartSleep
Continuing the series from the Brocade Virtual Symposium. In a special video session that was sponsored by Brocade, we got Chip Copper in the room with Stephen Foskett to talk about storage convergence.
Over the last few years, I’ve been very critical of Ethernet storage protocols like [FCoE](http://etherealmind.com/tag/fcoe/) and the fact that storage protocols are unlikely to work well. There are few times here where Chip was able to give me answers and a different viewpoint that gave me a different take on the solutions.
In this post, I’m looking at network designs with ECMP cores using TRILL or SPB, I’m realising that STP is equally improved in terms of risk and performance by reducing the STP domain size which leads to better stability, reduced risk and impact mitigation