I was commissioned by GigaOmPro to write a report on “SDN Challenges in Large Scale Deployments”. I spoke with a number of network and virtualization engineers about their perspectives on SDN, the challenges they faced and how they would use Software Defined Networking in their data centres. It was evident during the research phase is that many people are not clear on what Overlay Networking is and just how deeply Overlay Networking will change Data Centre architecture and especially the nature of the networking and security domains.
This is a clever way to kickstart a much needed technology to support OpenFlow. Kudos for trying something new. To accelerate adoption of the OpenFlow protocol, ONF is running a competition to create an open-source “OpenFlow Driver”. ONF intends this driver to be of use to developers of OpenFlow products by making it easier […]
Two people who I completely respect have setup a blog specifically to discuss careers in technology. Paul Stewart & John Harrington are both network veterans and committed to helping people. Please tell everyone about it. The Tech Interview is a site dedicated to the career aspects of technology. There are unique challenges for individuals in […]
More confirmation that the end of the firewall era (as we know it) is nearly here. Palo Alto and Aerohive are partnering to: Aerohive’s Cooperative Control networking infrastructure equipment along with Palo Alto Networks next-generation firewalls provide a comprehensive and robust solution for optimizing the user experience on a mobile first network Looks like a […]
OK. I’m stumped. I’m having a full blown WTF moment here. It seems the storage industry gets it’s spiral into dumb and dumber by the day. Here is lustrous and full bodied marketing failure from Brocade: I would often start product launch training meetings with the following rules: The first rule of this launch is […]