I’ve spent a lot of time researching the hardware and technology that goes inside switches and routers. In part this is because I’m in the early stages of a book on White Box Networking where I needed to be able to put together information about the technology but really because software can only deliver what hardware can offer.
As part of the research I started a podcast series and roped in John Harrington aka The Network Sherpa and Simon Chatterjee who does the design of this hardware as a day job. We have published two shows and there is another one to come. I’ve received a lot of positive feedback from listeners the first show, far more than normal and this will be a topic for future shows.
You should head over to Packet Pushers to give them a listen:
As always, finding people who have permission to speak and knowledgeable remains a challenge. If you would like to talk about an aspect of networking silicon, please get in touch so we get more content out to the audience.
p>I haven’t progressed the book as far as I’d like due to heavy consulting and advisory commitments with my clients but there is a big update shortly.