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 & […]
But I’ve been reading whitepapers about the possible future of 5G networking and its becoming clear to me that the larger part of any private WAN (if you have one at all) is going to be wireless in the next ten years.
Geoff Huston highlights that the IETF has never completed their standard process. One hundred and forty-six of these RFCs are Informational, four of these are Historic, 23 are Experimental, five are Best Current Practice and the remaining 193 are Standards Track documents. Of these 193 documents, 24 are already obsoleted, 164 are Proposed Standards, just five […]
The big Red Herring in networking over the past ten years is most things labeled “innovative” when the word that should be used is “iterative.”
StackOverflow doesn’t run on the public cloud, its runs on dedicated hardware beacuse performance matters. Baremetal is fast. because their human infrastructure knows what they are doing the installation uses physical routers and firewalls. 2 Ethernet switches – Nexus 5596UP ( I don’t count Nexus 2000 as they are not switches, they are hubs running 802.1BR) I’ve […]
Russ White blogs on “What should IETF “standard track” actually mean?”. I’m critical of two things: lack of focus on Enterprise networking that standards being produced have little relevance to real world uses. The second is likely to be people problem because organisations inherently build up resistance to new ideas and become self-referential. The first […]
This slide was posted on Twitter this morning rom Sam Charrington: This matches with what I hear and see in the market. Most enterprises will build private clouds They have so much data in their existing DCs that migrating is impossible/impractical That OpenStack (not VMware SDDC) is the preferred platform Some key market points that I […]
I understand Dell’s product strategy best when I consider it as “one of everything”.