Collection of useful, relevant or just fun places on the Internets for 28th November 2013 and a bit commentary about what I’ve found interesting about them: Fonts | Simple Font Organizing – MAC OS X App that makes selecting fonts easier by providing font previews. USD$9 in the App Store. Scroll through a grid […]
Archives for November 2013
Many people are noticing that part of the Cisco ACI announcement includes mention of 40GbE BiDi optics where a 40GbE SFP needs only two MMF fibre cores for 40GbE connectivity. It’s worth noting that all vendors will also ship BiDi optics in the near future. For example, Arista is promoting a single mode 40G BiDi […]
Where do you want Ethernet ? Everywhere apparently.
I’m at a conference about “Cloud Ethernet Forum” and subsidiary operation of the Metro Ethernet Forum that seems to want to invent a new Ethernet. The fundamental premise of the is that customers need/want/demand/must have more Ethernet in the WAN.
Why ? Because Ethernet is better for data centre managers.
It’s becoming clear that 2014 is going to see a significant push and adoption on Private Cloud supported by marketing and technology from incumbent vendors who are starting to lose substantial revenue. Public cloud companies don’t spend with Cisco, IBM, HP or other recognised manufacturers and it’s time for them to defend their turf and stop the revenue bleeding away.
I use the term “Finger Banging the Network” to describe the process of configuring network devices at the CLI. Note that “Finger Banging” is a polite conversational version of the original term “Button F**king”