I present an outline of a segmented front end that avoids the limitations of the traditional load balancer designs. It allow horizontal scaling of for multi-10Gb ISP service, resiliency, redundancy at a fraction of the cost of conventional design.
In the middle of 2014, Justin Warren sent me a series of interview questions on the topic of why I hate ITIL so much. The process of writing a response got me … um, motivated and spat a substantial amount of bile. Here it is. Why do you hate ITIL so much? How did you […]
In which I respond to three questons hardware & software disaggregation.
Why do you want Linux on a network switch ? Mostly its about enhancing your career.
Today you design resilient, redundant networks with what you have. Tomorrow, we need networks that use using software and freedom to be predictable and safe.
There was a time when Enterprise IT defined the future of computing. Laptops were designed for corporate consumption first and the best software was sold to enterprise for business use. The other markets for computers was “home users” who were offered cheap, low quality and low performance versions of corporate computers. IT was critical to the […]
LEDE: One of the hardest parts of DevOps movement is explaining the unique value to IT Leadership in conventional organisations that rely on ITIL principles. I’m having success by framing the debate in terms of over-capitalised on assets and under-invested in human infrastructure.
Is Enterprise IT starving its operational process by reducing headcount and overcapitalising on assets ? If so, what arguments can we make for or against this idea ? Part 2 of an essay on investing in people instead of equipment.
Is Enterprise IT starving its operational process by reducing headcount and overcapitalising on assets ? If so, what arguments can we make for or against this premise ?
Announcing the Network Break podcast – a regular look at the news in networking and cloud infrastructure in less than 30 minutes.