The most significant underlying technology trend in networking is that startups have taken analytics and big data software and applied it to network devices. Three emerging product categories are Security Threat Systems, Software Defined WAN and Network Analytics & Control.
Archives for March 2015
I found a capture file from 2002. I must have been troubleshooting name resolution of NetBIOS over IPX for print servers because I am only capturing broadcasts on the Ethernet segment. And Wireshark can still open a data format from 15 years ago and render the data. I surely do not miss these days. […]
HP Networking will acquire Aruba and now it is selling 51% stake in H3C to a Chinese venture capital firm. What could this mean for HP Networking customers ? The sale of a controlling interest in H3C means that HP Networking has government support (blessing?) to sell products in China. The Chinese government has been […]
The convergence trend on HTTPS protocol continues to gather momentum. This time it is the venerable WHOIS protocol that is poised to be replaced with RDAP over HTTP.
How much of an Ethernet switch product is custom made by the vendor and how much is commodity components selected and assembled into a closed vendor solution ?