The future of networking, and IT Infrastructure more generally, will be driven by machine to machine interactions.
Its a fact that bugs and faults in networking products is not a key issue for customers. Indeed vendors rely on customer testing and deployment to find bugs before declaring their products as fully tested or generally available. I believe this created a process of moral hazard and false incentives. IETF RFC1925 2. The Fundamental Truths – […]
Reliable sources tell me that Cisco is undergoing a huge internal transformation now that Chuck Robbins is in charge. I haven’t been able to see any evidence of this transformation and have been wondering when customers would see the results. Cisco Enterprise was presenting at Network Field Day 11 and this particular presentation from Cisco Enterprise […]
Whitebox and Merchant Silicon might mean network operating systems that are designed for specific use cases.
The IT Storage market is going through a lot of change. New silicon designs from Intel & Micron branded 3D Xpoint are impacting the short term future of the “all flash array” market. Intel has developed NVMe so that that speed of accessing this fancy new storage can be realised because the 30-year old SCSI/NFS/Fibrechannel protocols […]
Ivan posted here: I’ll take ownership of the statement because at least it sounds like something I have discussed on the podcast and, sadly, because there aren’t that many networking podcasts. The comment is in relation to the purpose of a stateful firewall when compared to a stateless firewall aka access lists. I do think that […]
We manage a distributed system of autonomous elements where the operation, performance and stability is determined by external factors that are out of our operational control.
Can you define what is a Software Defined Network ? Here is my take.
I was reviewing ESG Dell-EMC Customer Sentiment Analysis report which surveyed 202 IT decision makers about their views on the merger. Here is the headline result: Whatever my or anyone’s opinion of the merger, one thing that no one seems to be discussing in the reduction in competition this brings to the market. Less suppliers […]
It is my privilege to return as a delegate for Network Field Day 11 in Silicon Valley on January 20-22. You can find full details on the event at Tech Field Day page which lists the vendors and delegates in full. Lots of familiar faces and a few new ones.