Steven emailed me about whether x86 server and software networking can ever match the performance of hardware routers. The answer is yes for many use cases and no for some. I believe that most organisations could save large sums of money by replacing hardware routers in the years ahead. Here is why.
Archives for December 2013
Overlay networking has been around for a year or so now and the ideas behind it are well established. It was about 3/4 weeks ago while researching VTEP functionality in Dell and Arista switches that I realised I could build manually configured tunnels with VXLAN and get the same results as an EoMPLS x-connect with almost zero effort. More importantly, I don’t have to pay for expensive hardware that has MPLS functions or pay again for software licenses to upgrade with MPLS features.
Collection of useful, relevant or just fun places on the Internets for 15th December 2013 and a bit commentary about what I’ve found interesting about them: CCIE Preparation: Commitment | LINDSAY HILL – Lindsay Hill with a 5-part series on studying and preparation for the Cisco CCIE. This is the first post and the […]
Eric Flores at Packet Pushers writes about F5 making a lab edition of the virtual load balancing appliance available for USD$95 LIST PRICE I was not looking forward to having to ask my boss for several more lab VEs. For several days I was rehearsing in my head all of the justifications I could come […]
I found this slide during some research. It was so “awesome” that I though it should be framed as a piece of bad art just to prove that there is an MPLS Standard or technology for every occasion. Which there should not be and this proves that most of the MPLS standards are just silly.