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 […]
I’ve been thinking about how a data centre architecture would look if we replaced the PCIe bus in servers with an Ethernet fabric. It’s more doable than most people think.
The rise of software licensing in networking changes some of my assumptions about the 5 year cost of ownership of products. Roughly, lets assume that you are buying virtual appliances like firewalls, DNS/DHCP, IDS/IPS, proxy servers and load balancers and that you pay some type of yearly license to use the product. Capital Upfront The legacy […]
I’ve been working on Mellanox S-Series switches lately in a largish network with several hundred 10GbE server ports. On the whole, the product has performed beyond my cynically low expectations and the product has good capabilities overall but the command line interface (CLI) is a really poor user experience. How about this gem for configuring […]