Jenkins is an open software tool, typically used for continuous integration in software development. Network or system changes can be treated in a similar way as code changes are: developed, tested and deployed. Test frameworks are coming to Network world (look at TODD) but are not popular yet. Even without unit tests we can still use developer tools like Jenkins […]
Recently, I had the opportunity to evaluate a Savvius Insight appliance. Like most freelance network professionals, much of my interaction with my clients’ networks is remote. This leaves me with fewer options for network analysis and troubleshooting, so I jumped at the chance to look at something that might fill that gap. The Hardware The appliance […]
Change control isn’t so bad. With the underlying goal of risk mitigation, good change control can save a network engineer from the dreaded resume generating event we sweat over during cutovers. Change management frameworks such as ITIL layer an element of bureaucracy over network operations to provide a basis for a quantitative approach to IT […]
With the correct level of intelligence in the routing device, could a lack of flow be used to signify a change in the network?
Kentik turns NetFlow, BGP, GeoIP and other network data into actionable intelligence for network monitoring, DDoS detection, peering analytics, and planning.