Coffee Break 7

This is “The Coffee Break”. A podcast on state of the networking business where we discuss vendors moves and news, analysis on product and positioning, and look at the business of networking. In the time it takes to have coffee break.


 Cisco Reveals OpenFlow SDN Killer:OpFlex protocol for ACI offered to IETF, OpenDaylight

Researchs find thousands of potential targets for Heartbleed OpenSSL bug

Google may soon give greater prominence in its search results to websites that use encryption, a move that would indirectly make it more difficult for hackers or governments to track what people do on the internet.Link

Niche SRAM Sees Steady Demand From Network Gear

Meanwhile, Cypress Semiconductor Corp., a significant player in the SRAM market, just introduced QDR-IV SRAMs in 144 and 72 megabit densities to support the RTRs required for 100 to 400 gigabit linecards in next-generation switches and routers. Sudhir Gopalswamy, senior director of Cypress’s SRAM business unit, says the bottleneck for reaching increased linecard rates is the processing of lookup tables, statistics, and state counters stored in memory, as well as scheduling functions.

Greg Ferro
Greg Ferro is a Network Engineer/Architect, mostly focussed on Data Centre, Security Infrastructure, and recently Virtualization. He has over 20 years in IT, in wide range of employers working as a freelance consultant including Finance, Service Providers and Online Companies. He is CCIE#6920 and has a few ideas about the world, but not enough to really count. He is a host on the Packet Pushers Podcast, blogger at and on Twitter @etherealmind and Google Plus.
Greg Ferro
Greg Ferro
Greg Ferro
  • returnofthemus

    Yikes! ‘Dolls & Babies’, was this broadcast out of one of them ‘coffee shops’ in Amsterdam? LOL!