Reuters reports that Lenovo has bought the server division of IBM. Some observations from my perspective.
I find that I’m reflecting on a memorable Cisco Live while grinding on the post-prandial activities like email and deadlines.
I was working with a PR person who asked me about some software tools. They wanted to know why I didn’t consider these tools anymore.
I was intrigued and excited about the Junipers announcement last week of QFabric. I was vaguely aware of TRILL and Cisco implementation (Fabric Path), but came to the table (so to speak) with no pre-conceptions of what I might expect. SCI-FI – Is this just me? Is the Q in QFabric taken from sci-fi […]
So Nokia and Microsoft have joined to make phones. Some Observations.
Have you ever wondered why there are three states in the 802.1d Spanning Tree Standard ?
People have asked what applications I’m using on my iPad.
Are all networking books over 10 years old obsolete? Kevin Bovis a Technical Services Director with Cisco Gold Partner provides 10 examples that would suggest that some networking books are worth keeping and can provide a bit of credibility to an ageing Technical Manager.
If the VMware vFabric speculation is true, then the service focussed data centre designs just got very, very, interesting.
Recently ciscoblog.com got a takedown notice from Cisco lawyers and then acted all offended when asked to handover the name. What, you didn’t see it coming ?
Thinking through the impact of the breakup between Cisco and HP as announced on Silicon Angle.
A number of switch vendors have announced (and they are certainly hoping) that 10Gb Ethernet is the THING for 2010. Really ?
One of my resolution for the coming decade is to accept my mistakes gracefully and learn from them.
Chris Evans believes that “FCoE” will rule the world. Hah. I believe it’s just a transition technology that drags Storage out of it’s closed, proprietary mindset into the open collaborative world. Data Networks can easily adapt.
I’m getting some new business cards printed and want to ask you for some input on a suitable slogan.
If there are two aspects of my personality that drive my design process, its Cynicism and Regret. Let me tell you that bitter tales of disappointment, let downs and failure that make for better designs.
I am often asked to attend parties with my co-workers for people who are leaving, Christmas or team parties. Then I realised how little it really mattered and got on with my life.
Where you choose to work in the Networking Industry can come to down to a simple choice: Are you a Doctor or a Parent ?
Doug Gourlay recently postulated that the Networking Industry was not ready for Cloud Computing, and there are no answers to the technical challenges that lie ahead. What a load of tosh. All we need is pastel colours and rounded corners and we are there.