This video from Ken Duda at Arista is, perhaps, the best explanation of Arista’s success with customers. As an engineer, I found this talk inspirational. No bonuses for hitting ship dates. This avoids “good enough” code getting shipped. Sure there are money problems associated with this but Arista believes quality is better. You write the […]
Russ White wonders if the resurgence of Walled Gardens on the Internet is bad or a good thing. The long-term rise of Facebook, WeChat, Snapchat and other applications seems to be a sustaining trend. Overlay Network Previous walled gardens like AOL and CompuServe have been composting for many years. Their unique value was that they […]
Whitebox & Whitebrand network equipment has a lower purchase price than branded products. But why ?
My work life has been closely tied to Cisco’s success over the last 15 years and “Uncle” John Chambers has been my constant companion in that journey. Now that he has moved on to Chairman of the Board it is time to talk career tips that I learned from the master.
The following is a “paper review” of Project Calico following a recent briefing. I’ve conducted a short review of the technology and business issues around the product and conclude that its unlikely to be competitive with Docker libnetwork that was announced a few weeks back or existing SDN Solutions in the market today.
This four minute demonstration from Mellanox is really well done. It provides a simple and direct demonstration of the OCP Platform Control system. I note the simplicity of the linux commands to drive the configuration of the switch. Especially, if you use Ansible/Puppet etc, you will appreciate how easy it is to configure and monitor […]
Barracuda share price drops 16% as the shift to virtual appliance reduces sales dollars but increases profits.
Price uncertainty in the public cloud has taken a serious turn for the worse.
I’ve been writing and talking about the need for IT teams to reduce the lifecycle of infrastructure to 3 years. For this to happen, the following items: pay less for products so that money can be spent on projects to replace and upgrade pay less so that ROI can be achieved 3 years design so […]