Musing: Does Oracle Prove that OpEx Beats CapEx in the Enterprise ?


Oracle has a tough quarter with its top line business shrinking quickly as developers choose open source databases instead. – Source: Bloomberg At a business level, there is definitely a trend by corporates to “avoid” Oracle as licensing fees have increased dramatically to reach a pain threshold that CIOs cannot ignore. While the choice for […]

Why Firewalls Won’t Matter In A Few Years

This presentation from Alex Stamos, CSO of Yahoo during the AppSec conference is explains why firewalls are not part of their security strategy. Firewalls operating at 10G or more are not cost effective. Vertical scaling of performance costs more than the services are worth. At 100G, a firewall has less than 6.7 nanoseconds to “add value” […]

Where are we with SDN in May 2015 ?

There is so much to talk about in SDN that I couldn’t finish any of the dozen or so blog posts that I started in the last three weeks. Instead I created a 15 minute Keynote presentation that had the key points that I wanted to blog about.

SNA was Awful. SDN Isn’t Awful (Yet)


Back in the day, I wasn’t a SNA expert but that was because almost no one was using it. Oh sure, SNA was used by all the big companies to connect their TN5250 terminals to their mainframes using SDLC but back in 1995 there  A) weren’t that many companies who could afford to operate a […]