This press release from Huawei really grabbed my attention because it’s an MPLS enabled router that is finger sized and built for carrier networks.
Dual 100G interface and 24 MILLION flow table entries for Open vSwitch ? And flow setup rates to match.
The impacts of market commoditisation in networking happen are occurring in more segments than just whitebox switches and network operating system. The Internet is steadily progressing towards the exclusive use of HTTP for all communication and bypasses the plethora of protocols that were once in use. And even within HTTP, the current direction of the HTTP/2 protocol standards and it’s proposed of TLS encryption for all protocols will radically change many aspects of the Internet.
At NANOG 60 this happened – “￼Help! My Big Expensive Router Is Really Expensive!” Over the past few years, we’ve seen the data center switch market explode with commodity chips, open source software, and the concepts of SDN. All we have seen in the routing space has been bigger routers that need more power, cooling, […]
Dell and Cumulus Linux have announced a distribution agreement Dell will also resell the Cumulus Linux network OS, running on the Dell Networking S6000, and the Dell Networking S4810 fixed configuration switches. Hardware Support : These Dell switch products are based on the Broadcom Trident chipset so Cumulus doesn’t have to do much/anything to support the […]
This video from the OpenCompute conference a few weeks ago has Andy Bechtolshein and Marc Andreesen was rather good fun. Andy Bechtolshein is the driving force behind Arista and many other hardware startups and clearly believes that software is only good when the hardware is better. Marc Andreessen states that software will take over the […]
Indiegogo project for a pocket Ethernet analyser. Pockethernet is the first smartphone connected Ethernet cable and network tester that is affordable and fits into your pocket. Only for Android OS which means most engineers (not all, but most) will need a dedicated Android device to run the software. But still a very useful bit of kit […]
Cisco announces that it has expanded its ACI Strategy to include the Campus and WAN in the scope of the product as well hybrid cloud functionality. Some thoughts on what this means for network architects and engineers: My View – Cisco wants to maintain control and ownership of customer budgets on networking by having a […]
Manav breaks down the OSPF vulnerability from Black Hat 2013 and confirms that it practical and viable failure of the OSPF protocol. So it was with certain skepticism that i started looking at yet another OSPF vulnerability exposed by Gabi, again at Black Hat. Its only when i started delving deep into the attack vector […]
While this is hilariously funny, especially the part about the guy talking to the wall at 1:50, this is why I rarely have telephone conference calls. Remember people, IP Telephony/VoIP is all fail. We all hate web conferences because they all work badly (some much worse than others, thats right Webex I’m looking at you) […]
Jeff Fry has been quietly making a significant contribution to the networking community via a series of workbooks on NX-OS, IOS-XR and Junos that provide practical insight and experience into configuring, using and generally making like better.
If you run any type of network monitoring system you will know the pain of log management. The firewall team needs one view, the WAN team & DC team need different views. There is a category of software that I call “log and alert routing” and Flapjack is one of those systems Flapjack will […]
Eric Flores at Packet Pushers writes about F5 making a lab edition of the virtual load balancing appliance available for USD$95 LIST PRICE I was not looking forward to having to ask my boss for several more lab VEs. For several days I was rehearsing in my head all of the justifications I could come […]
The report shows strong evidence that very specific prefixes were hijacked and diverted to countries where legal jurisdiction could be reasonably assumed to be weak. Renesys does not say which prefixes were hijacked but consider hijacking a corporate PI space and capturing a copy of all the email to & from a large company (email […]
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 […]
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) […]
Surprising. The IEEE are just starting on 400 GbE. Given that the 40Gb and 100GbE standards took seven years to complete this is lousy delivery from the standards body that is fundamental to networking. The current research indicates that 100GbE will be widely deployed by 2017. Starting 400GbE now is at least three years too […]
This site displays a list a DDOS attacks that are happening at any time. This graphic shows a 300Gbps DDOS in the United States that lasted for six days. Fascinating (and a reminder that you can’t handle DDOS on your enterprise WAN connection). Digital Attack Map is a live data visualization of DDoS attacks […]