Collection of useful, relevant or just fun places on the Internets for 8th July 2013 and a bit commentary about what I’ve found interesting about them:
J.P. Morgan Reiterates Underweight Rating on Cisco Systems Following Cisco Live! | Benzinga – Harsh but probably fair. The Cat6800 / ISR 4451-AX / Cat4500 8E / ASR-1000AX wasn’t a game changer. just more of the same.
In the report, J.P. Morgan noted, “We come away from Cisco Live! as convinced as we were at earnings that the company is executing well but with the same concerns over eventual SDN impacts to earnings. We see the Cat 6800 launch as evidence that Cisco continues to refocus on what matters for its business now. However, we had expected more in terms of tangible SDN products. In the end we like Cisco’s execution and strategy but continue to see enterprise spending as iffy while SDN puts future EPS at risk. Reiterate Underweight.”
Arista Network-Blog – The Software Choices for Cloud Networking – Some people claim that this article talks about Arista shifting to software only. Yet it might be that the hardware didn’t exist five years ago, so they built it. Does Arista merchant silicon have Unicorn powers ? My vote (today) is yes, they are adding value to off the shelf silicon.
Arista pioneered EOS in 2004 and launched it in 2008, delivering a self-healing, multi-process state-sharing architecture that consists of multiple processes interacting with a central shared state repository called Sysdb (system database). EOS features modern scripting, event driven programming and open and published APIs, enabling customers to programmatically control their networks to reduce operational costs and improve application performance and reliability. Rather than imposing the poor resiliency, rigidity and high operational costs of a monolithic OS, we chose to deliver our customers a pragmatic cloud solution. We have invested nine years and counting with over 5,000 man-years of experience in building the best networking software in the industry.
A Brief History of Sliced Bread | Mental Floss – Replace the word “baker” with “reseller” and think about the implications for technology …….
At first, to combat the worry of the bread quickly going stale, Rohwedder recommended the use of pins to hold the bread together after slicing. Since removing pins to get a slice of bread was inconvenient, Rohwedder soon amended his packaging plan: The loaves of sliced bread were to be wrapped in thick wax paper immediately after being sliced, to keep them fresh. Despite these ideas, bakers were still convinced that customers wouldn’t care whether or not their bread was sliced.
Cisco Insieme: It’ll Do Stuff, But We Won’t Tell You – Network – Where we premature Insieme. What if it doesn’t work ? What if it doesn’t arrive until 2015 ? Does anyone care ?
Jiandani promised that more information on Insieme and its products would come at the end of the year. I think both Cisco and Insieme missed an opportunity to get people excited about what’s coming. Instead, they offered up a marketing-drenched vision full of empty calories and generic promises.
Parachuting for charity: is it worth th – PubMed Mobile – Case closed. Parachute jumping for charity is all about you and your ego.
All parachute injuries from two local parachute centres over a 5-year period were analysed. Of 174 patients with injuries of varying severity, 94% were first-time charity-parachutists. The injury rate in charity-parachutists was 11% at an average cost of 3751 Pounds per casualty. Sixty-three percent of casualties who were charity-parachutists required hospital admission, representing a serious injury rate of 7%, at an average cost of 5781 Pounds per patient. The amount raised per person for charity was 30 Pounds. Each pound raised for charity cost the NHS 13.75 Pounds in return. Parachuting for charity costs more money than it raises, carries a high risk of serious personal injury and places a significant burden on health resources.
Cisco Live – A Spouse’s Viewpoint – Wonderful. I’m looking forward to bring my wife to an event in the future.
Teren and I just returned from Cisco Live in Orlando. As always, we had an amazing time seeing some of the friends we have made over the past few years and meeting some new friends too. I noticed that this year there seemed to be more spouses/significant others attending, which is awesome, and that many of them seemed to feel as out of place as I felt my first year attending Cisco Live. I remember how awkward I felt not knowing anyone, and more importantly, not understanding a damn thing anyone was talking about.
Sources mutter of ‘disarray’ among EMC’s quadruple object products • The Register – Scuttlebutt on EMC from Chris Mellor has the ring of truth and EMC looks like they have the turd polish out. I don’t really understand the difference between Isilon and Atmos either. I’m not a storage guy but I should still be able to understand the product differentiation.
Two EMC insiders whisper to The Register that all is not well at the storage biz. They claim that EMC’s object storage strategy is in complete disarray and that senior execs are locking horns over the wreckage. EMC, meanwhile, contends that its current multi-product, multi-teamed object storage strategy is working perfectly well.
Cisco Catalyst 6500 Supervisor 2T Architecture [Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Switches] – Cisco Systems – Trememdously detailed and useful description of the Cat6500 Supervisor 2T Architecture.
the technology partially reliable and stack modifications in flight were sphincter twitching at best.
2 points for correct use of “sphincter twitching”
Resources | Women In Technology – Astonishing statistics.
In 2008, women received 57% of all undergraduate degrees but represented only 18% of all Computer and Information Sciences undergraduate degrees. There has been a 79% decline, between 2000 and 2008, in the number of incoming undergraduate women interested in majoring in Computer Science. As a result, only 27% of computer scientists today are female. What can we, as WIT members, do about this trend?