Ten years ago, MPLS was state of the art for Wide Area Networks. Larger branch offices might even have redundant MPLS T1 circuits from different providers for diversity. The Software Defined WAN and shift to delivering services over the Internet has transformed branch office networking in recent years. With bandwidth intensive Internet services, architectures based […]
Two of the hottest trends in networking today are SDN and network disaggregation. This is great for many reasons. It’s also confusing. The marketing hype makes it hard to understand either topic. SDN has become so vague that if you ask 10 experts what it means, you are likely to get 12 different answers. Network disaggregation […]
This post is part 2 in a 2-part series on network disaggregation. You can find Part 1 at http://packetpushers.net/disaggregation-illustrated-example-part-1-2/ Last time, we discovered the process of building a network from the ground up using open source components. However, in the end, setting up a linux router running Quagga ospfd is not really any more exciting […]
(This post is part 1 in a 2-part series on network disaggregation. You can find Part 2 at http://packetpushers.net/disaggregation-illustrated-example-part-2-2/ ) Network disaggregation is one of those topics that seems almost to be taboo in some circles. A colleague of mine once told me that if I talked about the subject with too many people, pretty […]
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