The Cisco Nexus 9000 supports two versions of network operating system on the device. You can buy some models of the Nexus 9000 family today that run NX-OS just like the NX6K, NX7K etc and late in 2014 “NX-OS Plus” will be available. Two operating systems for the same switch isn’t new for Cisco if you remember the switch […]
The first thing I thought of when I saw this slide is that Cisco UCS will be integrated ACI in short order. It seems like the obvious competitive response to VMware ESX ability to virtualise the hypervisor. I asked the question during my briefing and got an answer that indicated that wider integration of Cisco products, including […]
I had a bit of a problem in the data centre last week. I had left my USB console adapter for the MacBook at home.
I took a couple of turns around the data centre and found a DEC VT420 terminal in a cupboard or a discard pile. Put it onto the crash cart and scrounged around for some older cables.
The look on the data centre managers face as I configured his network with the 20 year old DEC terminal ?
I was asked to explain the concept of abstraction in software and IT infrastructure to a group of people who had limited technical capability. It needed to be simple and relevant to every day people.
Here is what I came up with.
Cisco software development fails again. Nine months to prepare for Apple OS X Mavericks and the AnyConnect client doesn’t work. Cisco’s poor reputation for software competency is often well deserved.
Response: You Can Increase Your Intelligence: 5 Ways to Maximize Your Cognitive Potential – Scientific American
I was inspired by this article at Scientific American - You can increase your intelligence: 5 ways to maximize your cognitive potential about the ability to continuously develop and grow your intelligence. The first point he author makes is that intelligence is multi-factor talent that includes elements such as cognition, memory, processing in addition to competency and […]
Welcome to first ever tour of the Unicorn Power SDN Data Centre of Today. Here is guided tour of the latest in networking and data centre technology as modelled with our “Unicorn Poo™” Design Methodology. If you were to peer through the only “Window in the Data Centre” you might see […]
Stumbled over “AgilePorts” feature in Arista products this week: Arista’s AgilePorts technology enables the combination of four 10GbE SFP+ interfaces into a single 40GbE interface leveraging the parallel lane technology present in the 40GBASE-CR4 and 40GBASE-SR4standards. With AgilePorts, each 10GbE interface emulates one of the four parallel lanes, which are then driven by a 40GbE […]
Holy schmoly, someone in the storage industry did something new. Geoff Arnold from Speaking in Clouds writes: Yesterday Seagate introduced its Kinetic Open Storage Platform, and I’m simply blown away by it. It’s a truly elegant design, “as simple as possible, but no simpler”. The physical interconnect to the disk drive is now Ethernet. The interface […]
I was part of the briefing this week from Cisco on VIRL. I won’t have time to write my own impressions for a few weeks but Ivan Pepelnjak says: The skeptics will say “Yeah, the same thing as ****, only a year later” … and they might be partially right. However, it seems (so far) […]