Looking backward at last week or forward into next week.
unregenerate – adj. not reformed, unreconstructed, obstinate, stubborn
Arrived in Las Vegas VMworld early for Vmworld as press/media.
I’m presenting on the big stage at Future:Net – an [invitation only conference on the future of networking – on Thursday Morning “Breakfast With Packet Pushers”
Seriously, look at the calibre of the speakers and topics under discussion.
— EtherealMind (@etherealmind) August 27, 2016
Market Research UK Communications
UK Government research into the telecommunications market. A chance to see into the future.
Long Duration Psychology of Astronauts in Space
Thought provoking read about how mentally unsuited humans are for space.
CIO: Why are you lying on the grass outside of headquarters?
Me: Working on our cloud strategy
CIO: that's brilliant!
— EtherealMind (@etherealmind) August 26, 2016
Intel Snap open source – hardware telemetry
snap is designed to:
• Expose a consistent set of telemetry data
• Simplify telemetry ingestion across storage systems
• Improve the deployment model, packaging and flexibility for collecting telemetry
• Allow flexible processing of telemetry data on agent
• Provide powerful clustered control of telemetry workflows
Link: snap | Welcome – http://snap-telemetry.io/
Link: intelsdi-x/snap: The open telemetry framework – https://github.com/intelsdi-x/snap
One thing I've learned the hard way is that politicians and business executives do not need talent, skill or expertise to have their jobs
— EtherealMind (@etherealmind) August 23, 2016
Corporate Innovation Theatre
Many corporations strive to stay on top of innovation by creating buzzwordy accelerator programs. The goal is to support and learn from startups.
But here’s the problem: if you’re a giant, slow-moving company not known for being particularly innovative, the startups attracted to your accelerator are going to be second or third tier.
Link: CB Insights Presents: Corporate Innovation Theatre – https://www.cbinsights.com/blog/corporate-innovation-theatre/
I read widely, not just on networking. This is a solid set of resources but you need to wade through a lot of poor quality vendor bumpf before you find the magic.
Link: Intel® Network Builders – University – https://networkbuilders.intel.com/university
End of the Router
Link: The End of the Router ? — Hyperscale Routing — Medium – https://medium.com/hyperscale-routing/the-end-of-the-router-e4d769aea60f
Short answer: Yes. The concept of “router” is changing rapidly and it seem likely that devices that do routing only will be gone within 5 years.
Proof of Transit & In-Band OAM
IETF 96 paper : Consider a service chain: “How do you prove that traffic follows the service path?”
Self-Adulting Award: Cooked bacon this morning and didn't eat it immediately.
Related: Made BLT sandwich for lunch.
— EtherealMind (@etherealmind) August 24, 2016
Fancy NICs have so much functionality
Doing some research on vSwitch performance and started thinking about hardware acceleration in fancy NICs. The latest generation Mellanox ConnectX-5 is a beast for performance.
I’m considering how much power and server resource can be saved by using a proper NIC instead of the cheap onboard NICs that come with servers.