Collection of useful, relevant or inane places on the the Internets for 17 Feb 11:
- Brocade says if FCoE doesn’t happen, it will be ready • The Register –
In terms of FCoE, while not noting that this transition may not ultimately take place, Mr McHugh noted that it is important for the company to invest in this potential transition in the case it were to materialise going forward
Oh really ? Brocade says FCoE isn't getting traction with the Joe Public ? Of course, _I'm_ not surprised
FCoE could be a bust, a waste of time. Storage Fibre Channel protocol messages need to be on a separate network, even with FCoE, because you can't have your storage networking traffic screwed by disruptions in the underlying Ethernet wiring and switch infrastructure. If you have to invest in that then why, as an existing Fibre Channel user, should you bother?
I don't agree with this. However, FCoE remains a Cisco specific technology (& certain partners I guess)
- Arista Network- A to Z Cloud Networking with Zero Touch Provisioning – Arista continues to show that they can deliver network automation fast and seamlessly. Combine this with their VMware VMTracer orchestration that is already available and you have something that Cisco will be worried about.
Fully automated deployment of a Virtualized Data Center: Arista switches deployed with ZTP, are downloaded with VMTracer configuration parameters. As VMware vSphere servers boot and instantiate virtual machines, VMTracer automatically configures the VLANS for the VMs. No manual configurations are necessary and the data center has autobooted and is ready for use.
- Technolog – Dell employees arrested over marketing stunt –
Picture this: A bunch of people are innocently going through their daily work activities when a masked man with mysterious metal objects in his hands walks into the office and demands that everyone "go to the lobby." Is this a criminal situation of sorts, a poorly thought-out marketing stunt or the weirdest news item you'll read about all day?
It's a shame someone didn't arrest that EMC marketing bozo for the same reasons. Hollywood style marketing doesn't have much of a future it seems.
- Tax tribunal finds contractor wasn’t employee • The Register – Freelancing in the UK looks positive after HMRC got a kick in the teeth about IR35 tax law. IT contractors look quite safe from this ruling.
- Mobile World Congress 2011 day 1: live coverage | Technology | guardian.co.uk –
And then there's the followup: "For 2011, the company expects Flash Player to be supported on more than 132m units worldwide." If you look at a smartphone market that last year grew by 74%, and if you expect it to continue at that rate – or even if you go for a lower rate such as 50% – then that's a total smartphone market of 450m smartphones (on a 50% growth rate), or 525m at 75% growth.
Subtract Apple's share – assume it remains steady at around 15%, which gives you 67.5m or 79m, depending on the growth rate – and you have an addressable market of 382.5m (at 50% growth), or 446m (75% growth).
And Adobe is only expecting Flash to be supported on 132m of those? That's only 34% or 29% of the smartphone handsets where the manufacturer hasn't ruled out Flash. It begins to look less impressive when you put it like that. The question suddenly becomes: why isn't Flash as pervasive as it is on the desktop?
Awww, no one wants Flash ?
- GestióIP Screenshots – Open source IPAM alternative to IP-Plan. Let me know feedback and write a blog post and send it to me.
- Data Center L2 Interconnect and Failover –
Frankly, with the DCI techniques, and especially with OTV, I worry about the "beer principle". (One beer might be a good thing. Too many beers leads to a headache.) Applied to OTV, you start doing it on a small scale, then it grows, and then one day you discover you've pushed it too far, it is unstable or having some problem … and you have a headache.
That's a 100% for L2 DCI being a bad idea. But hey, lets roll it out anyway and smile as we go under because its all about the Cloud baby, don't spare the horses.
- EOL/EOS for the Cisco ASA 5580 Adaptive Security Appliance [Cisco ASA 5500 Series Adaptive Security Appliances] – Cisco Systems –
Customers are encouraged to migrate to the Cisco ASA 5585-X Adaptive Security Appliance.
The faster you churn, the more cash we get to burn. Guaranteed to have new bugs that no one (especially not us!) has found yet.
- Nokia workers walk out in protest after Microsoft news – Cell Phones & Mobile Device Technology News & Updates | Geek.com – The culture clash between Nokia and Microsoft is enormous. Nokia has an open source model for much of its IT, employees who believe in regional empowerment. This isn't going to end well – it's reminiscent of the reverse takeover of Nortel when it bought Bay Networks in 2000 or so where the megalithic Nortel slowly strangled the fast moving and innovative Bay.
- draft-ietf-behave-64-analysis-01 – Analysis of 64 Translation –
Due to specific problems, NAT-PT was deprecated by the IETF as a
mechanism to perform IPv6-IPv4 translation. Since then, new efforts
have been undertaken within IETF to standardize alternative
mechanisms to perform IPv6-IPv4 translation. This document evaluates
how the new translation mechanisms avoid the problems that caused the
IETF to deprecate NAT-PT.
Read this to understand how much pain a NAT64 device is going to cause. Read carefully to understand what is NEVER going to work. Take a deep breath. Yes, dual stack looks good about now.
- IPv6 Extension Headers Review and Considerations [IPv6] – Cisco Systems –
IPv6 is using two distinct types of headers: Main/Regular IPv6 Header and IPv6 Extension Headers. The main IPv6 header is equivalent to the basic IPv4 one despite some field differences that are the result of lessons learned from operating IPv4. Figure 1 presents the IPv4 and IPv6 main headers.
Looks at the extensible framework of IPv6 headers and explains how packets are handled in Cisco's silicon architectures for forwarding.
No CCO login required
- The Storage Architect » Blog Archive » You can’t trust what you read on the Internet – Unless it’s EMC – Chris Evans call out EMC for hypocrisy. And rightly so. Arrogance is unbecoming.
- IPv6 Ready Logo Site | About –
The IPv6 Forum, a world-wide consortium, with a key focus to provide technical guidance for the deployment of IPv6, launched a single world-wide IPv6 Ready Logo Program (conformance and interoperability testing). The IPv6 Ready Logo Program is a conformance and interoperability testing program intended to increase user confidence by demonstrating that IPv6 is available now and ready to be used.
I guess there will be others, but this is the first one I've found.
- Don’t Underestimate The Value of Information, Documentation, And Expertise! | Forrester Blogs – Andre Kindness from Forester picks up on HP's lack of documentation, white papers, technical briefs, or pretty much any documentation.