This article has opened my eyes to a future where a single fibre cable can have multiple cores. The future of Ethernet is yet to be determined as the IEEE community fights over whose technology patents will be used so that revenue from FRAND licensing can justify their own positions. So while we wait for […]
Its “best practice” to assume that IT vendor products are faulty, have serious bugs and will fail in normal operation at anytime.
Cisco has killed the Nexus 6000 product line and you have 12 months to get your last orders in. This is long overdue. I’ve never understood why Cisco has so many different different Ethernet switch products that are effectively identical. The impact of merchant silicon and the success of the Nexus 9000 product overshadowed this […]
The limited about of public information available on Broadcom products is frustrating and annoying.
Federation means that nothing can change in networking. Right ?
A new IT behemoth has bellied its way up onto the beach. IDC has issued a press release: One year after the announcement of the subsidiary of Tsinghua Holdings, Unisplendour Corporation Limited’s plans to acquire 51% share of H3C Technologies and Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s China-based server, storage and technology services business, the company finally completed […]
Open Source TL:DR – I hosted a keynote panel during Interop Las Vegas 2016 on the topic of Open Source in the Enterprise. Here are the panel notes I prepared. Network Computing wrote up the article here: Open Source: The Enterprise Impact | Network Computing. Premise: In 2016, we are talking about new problems with Open Source […]
This week saw established analyst firm scrambling to recover after realising that OpenStack is a huge, unstoppable thing. Sean Kerner writes that 451 Research released some data : 451 Group now reports 2015 OpenStack ecosystem revenue at $1.2 billion and forecasts it will grow to $3.37 billion by 2018. From 2014 to 2018, 451 Group has […]
IPv6 is badly designed. Constant updates make us uncertain. Lack of features make us unwilling.
The ashes of network monitoring products from the last 30 years is a Sauron-sized mountain of tears on which we must build the a new generation of tools. Analytics, machine learning, big data and user interfaces are the new hope. Network as a Service A key feature in “as a Service” products is transparency & […]