Network Sherpa has been blogging up a total storm lately. Take this article on which is front or back when working out airflow and comparing three vendors approaches to how you choose the product: What does front-to-back mean? Using terminology like ‘front-to-back’ assumes a common understanding on where the front of the device is. I [...]
Steven Schuchart from Cisco Analyst Relations leaves a comment over at Nerd Twilight to let us know that the Cisco ACE isn’t dead. Presumably, it’s about to get “40 million volts through it” to prove it’s “not dead” Yup I understand that there has been a lot of confusion and difficulty regarding ACE in the [...]
Internet Governance highlights another tragedy of the commons when big companies attempt to sequester common use assets. In this case, many companies are bidding to own domains such as .book .music or .cloud. You easily could argue that common terms like these belong to everyone. On the other hand, what are common terms ? And what [...]
Mike Fratto and NetworkComputing does a great job explaining the impact of Private Clouds on your career path: The problem: Change control rules the roost, and planned recovery procedures are required for every change. Cowboy IT isn’t allowed. The result is that IT operations are mostly manual, and any functions that are automated are tightly [...]
In this blog post, Frank Brockners ( part of the Get Your Build On team) gives a detailed and interesting look into Cisco’s SDN strategy and, specifically, how Cisco see OnePK as fitting into the market. At the moment, the future of SDN in the market is unclear. There are obviously point solutions in the data centre as Nicira showed recently but in terms of the overall network market outside of that market SDN is very unclear. I review this article and attempt to summarise Cisco’s SDN position.
Brent Salisbury has great blog about his experiences using SDN and OpenFlow at a University. He wrote this post about the power of Community: The software development world wrote the book on community. The networking industry has typically been fragmented into islands with interactions being determined by vendor orchestrations. The leadership these folks are sowing [...]
In this blog post, Dan Hershey (from Big Switch) gets some toys from the lab and shows how to build an SDN Controller application that uses OpenFlow. This application uses a Pronto switch as an “active patch panel” to connect two Cisco switches together. Things to think about: You can use OpenFlow to do things that [...]