Whitebrand is a term used to describe a type of Ethernet switch that is a whitebox or generic manufacture but sold by a known IT brand. Juniper OCX1100, HP Open Network Switches are example. White-Box Switching + Vendor Branding = Whitebrand switching. The other term used is “britebox” but this sounds like dishwashing liquid or something you […]
Define “Mean Time to Innocence”
I use the term “invariant” quite regularly when designing networks. It sounds fancy.
Bra-padding is a term used to describe fluff marketing pieces about some relatively minor advance in product or technology. Mostly favoured by large incumbent technology vendors like EMC, Cisco etc who have an over-abundance of marketing people who need something to occupy their time.
Define “Default Free Zone” or DFZ Routing
Define the term “technical debt”
This week is the second time I’ve seen an employer change called a “bias update”. It says, I’ve quit my current employment and moving somewhere that will also pay me to say things they want me to say. All of my opinions will now be tainted by the new company that will require me to […]
Network Dictionary: Sonic Screwdriver
I use the term “Finger Banging the Network” to describe the process of configuring network devices at the CLI. Note that “Finger Banging” is a polite conversational version of the original term “Button F**king”
The fancy name for a “who is who in the zoo” organisation chart.