I was reviewing the non-ACI Nexus 9000 products this week and started thinking that the Nexus 9000 will become Cisco’s response to whitebox disruption.
Today you design resilient, redundant networks with what you have. Tomorrow, we need networks that use using software and freedom to be predictable and safe.
I wanted to draw attention to this WAN Orchestration demonstration video from Nuage Networks to highlight that you don’t need to become a programmer to bring orchestration to your network.
The technology that gives me a “nerd hard-on” this month is SDN WAN. Here is why.
In their Q3-2014 VMware results, the revenue from “services” is 30% larger than licensing revenue. What does this mean for customers ?
I’ve been researching four different and distinct types of networking in the last few weeks. I’m finding that the cognition required to jump between technologies is making my head hurt. Here is a summary of four technology areas that interest me this week. Optical Networking As part of research project I have been getting deep […]
In recent network designs, the big, hot and heavy chassis switch has become the last option for a number of reasons. Switch Performance and Capacity. Port Density In the past, the most common decision for buying a chassis has been port density. A chassis backplane provides a high speed connection for the line cards to […]
When the sales grunt talks about investment protection, its sure sign that they have run out of features, functions or value propositions to sell you. But do you really need investment protection or is it just another revenue stream for vendors (and a cost for you).
Cisco announced another 6000 job cuts in the Q4 2014 Results announcement yesterday in addition to the 5000 job cuts announced last quarter. Cisco has (or had) approx. 75000 employes so that’s a lot of jobs (more than 20%) in a short period of time and this leaves me pondering the impact to the products […]
Here is a block diagram showing the functional areas in private & public cloud that I use when working with clients. I’m often explaining the full picture of cloud building especially in relation to how the network can be orchestrated to fully accelerate the cloud process. I hope you find it useful.