I’ve spent a lot of time researching the hardware and technology that goes inside switches and routers. In part this is because I’m in the early stages of a book on White Box Networking where I needed to be able to put together information about the technology but really because software can only deliver what […]
Archives for April 2014
I’ve been evaluating Cisco Nexus products for a customer. So far, its taken 10h20m to check which licenses are required for each platform. And I’m still not confident that it’s correct and accurate.
The future of private infrastructure ownership is moving to a new model combines the old with the new that I describe as “dolls and babies” where the major transformation in infrastructure ownership is the transition from having babies to owning dolls. Infrastructure as Babies Enterprises buy infrastructure like people have babies. It takes months to […]
Lede: In discussions with a stealthy networking startup today, we were discussing how their overlay network technology for the SDN WAN was able to to detect network blackouts and brownouts in the physical network. Their answer was to run Bi-directional Forwarding Detection (BFD) in the overlay tunnels. Now you have effective quality and service detection in the overlay network.
Collection of useful, relevant or just fun places on the Internets for 24th April 2014 and a bit commentary about what I’ve found interesting about them: Why I quit writing internet standards — Tech News and Analysis – Vidya Narayanan writes at GigaOm about the dysfunction and problems of the IETF. I have similar […]