Looking backward at last week or forward into next week. Stream of thinking.
unregenerate – adj. not reformed, unreconstructed, obstinate, stubborn
BGPv4 is Not a Standard
BGPv4 RFC4271 is only a draft standard. It is not an Internet standard. It’s still not finished, has several errata and over 50 extensions are currently underway in the [Inter Domain Routing] group.
The internet is built on a house of 30-year-old playing cards.
Disaggregation and Convergence
It must be confusing for some people to hear people talk about disaggregation and convergence at the same time.
Breaking out the NOS, Apps & network hardware is the exact opposite of convergence. We know that some customers want hyper convergence so these trends are in opposition.
Related: And if we have hyper-convergence, why don’t we have hyper-disagreggation
If it’s a lunch meeting, bring food. Otherwise, don’t bring food that will kill me slowly.
Oh, I see, that’s why. Sly buggers.
It was a case of having a hot body or the doughnuts that people bring to project meetings. Bastards.
— EtherealMind (@etherealmind) July 22, 2016
Software maintenance without tech support.
I want software maintenance only. Because the tech support costs too much money to use. By the time you work through the data collection, “call routing”, case raising, then the escalation process, then more data collection the customer resource cost has approached many thousands
Cisco Mid-year Security Report
Its trapped behind a registration wall, make sure you use false email and you can download it directly (no email confirmation). Its very slow to download, capped at 2 Mbps.
You might find something useful but the recommendations (unsurprisingly mercenary) recommend deploying lots of security that Cisco just happens to have.
There is a big difference between generating thought leadership and being beaten over the head by marketing all the time. Treating customers like real people who can understand that would be better I think.
Cavium Hardware Hyper-Converged
A hardware converged system ?
Cavium delivers silicon and software building blocks engineered from the ground up for flexible, scalable software defined data centers. The CloudScale Rack includes
- ThunderX® Workload Optimized processors for compute, secure compute, storage, big data and networking server applications.
- LiquidIO® Intelligent NICs that offload and enable high performance distributed server load balancing, firewall, VM acceleration and virtualized elastic storage with NVMe over Ethernet protocol.
- XPliant® Flexible, high throughput data center Ethernet switches.
- LiquidSecurity™ Appliance delivering comprehensive elastic security to virtualized data centers including authentication and key management for multi-tenant data centers.
All Cavium, All the time. If Intel can do it, why not Cavium, eh ?
What’s New in Cisco Product Documentation
Once upon a time, I allocated a great deal of time to read the latest documentation from Cisco. Today, I don’t. Generally because there are so many different products that Cisco has now that’s it not worth investing time to “keep ahead” and today I’m more of a “what I need to know now”.
I guess I’ve moved to an “on-demand” model of learning because you can only stay deep on a few things. For customers, you can’t be deep because there are WAY TOO MANY products these days.
Tutorial: Troubleshooting with Traceroute
Have you ever taken time to really think about Traceroute ? Richard Steenburgen has a 1 hour session that made me think a bit.
Express Data Path on Linux using Berkeley Packet Filters.
Yet another high-speed forwarding paths on Linux, this time by Facebook. (Cisco’s VPP/FD.io, Plumgrid’s IOvisor are examples of others).
PDF for your reading pleasure.
Simplify NFV Deployment for Service Providers and Enterprises in the Data Center and Hybrid Cloud
( Cisco, Intel, and Radware Collaborate to Accelerate the Adoption of High-Performance NFV)
Tablet With Printer
In the “WTF. <facepalm> of course someone needs it” category. A tablet printer is a niche use case.