F5 get service mesh, buys a competitor, get open source chops, but still behind on cloud’iness.
Where I provide some sort of analysis of the industry as a whole or in part. Observations on vendor positioning, product capability, market strategy, and so forth.
Turns out that smart NICs are co-processors like GPUs
I consider these forms of possible lock-in for SD-WAN
Every and any decision is a form of lock-in. The decision to buy on-brand or off-brand, open or closed source, vendor A or vendor B has consequences that follow.
My personal approach to technology design is to visualise three broad stages. Day Zero, Day One and Day Two.