AT&T’s recent field test shows white box isn’t just about more product choices or cheaper gear. It’s about the benefits of starting with a clean slate.
Here’s the 5 most downloaded Packet Pushers podcasts in March 2017. Topics include networking vs. programming, AWS gotchas, and a dive into the latest in wireless.
A few years back, a field office might have had dual MPLS circuits, maybe even from different providers. But dual MPLS circuits offer a false promise of redundancy – the last mile of both circuits ride over the same Incumbent Local Exchange provider (ILEC) and share the same fate (misplaced backhoe, problems in central office, […]
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 […]