The following is a “paper review” of Project Calico following a recent briefing. I’ve conducted a short review of the technology and business issues around the product and conclude that its unlikely to be competitive with Docker libnetwork that was announced a few weeks back or existing SDN Solutions in the market today.
Ivan raises good points about SD-WAN and interoperability on his blog today. But I think the benefits of SD-WAN are too good to wait for ten years for standards to catch up. Oh, and its up to you to demand standards from the vendors.
Containers, IPv6 and “SDN DNS” is why DNS is critical to your network architecture and day-to-day operations. At the same time, “DNS operations” doesn’t seem to be getting the attention considering how critical it is to network, servers and DevOps alike. I wonder if I am missing something.
One of the most interesting things about SD-WAN is the level of real differentiation between the different vendors that has actual business outcomes. Let me explain, most SD-WAN vendors are using overlay networks to bypass the restrictions and limitations of IP routing. A few of the features in common are: multi-path networking dynamic and temporal […]
What is the common theme ? Avago buys Broadcom, EMC buys Virtustream, Intel rumoured to buy Altera, HP buys Contextstream and Palo Alto buys Cirrosecure.
There is so much to talk about in SDN that I couldn’t finish any of the dozen or so blog posts that I started in the last three weeks. Instead I created a 15 minute Keynote presentation that had the key points that I wanted to blog about.
Back in the day, I wasn’t a SNA expert but that was because almost no one was using it. Oh sure, SNA was used by all the big companies to connect their TN5250 terminals to their mainframes using SDLC but back in 1995 there A) weren’t that many companies who could afford to operate a […]
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.