Show 34 – Breaking the Three Layer Model

Guests

Tom Hollingsworth http://networkingnerd.wordpress.com | Twitter: @NetworkingNerd

Brandon Carroll http://globalconfig.net/ | Twitter: @brandoncarroll

John McManus http://etherealmind.com/author/mcmanusj/ | Twitter: @_johnmcmanus_

Topic 1 Juniper QFabric Announcement

Is this the point we start to re-think the 3 Layers of Network Architecture, will the future generation laugh at core, distribution and access designs. What are the implications for future designs?

Cisco response is kind of hysterical.

http://blogs.cisco.com/news/ciscos-unified-fabric-in-the-data-center/

Greg posts about Diverging Ethernet Switch markets is http://etherealmind.com/diverging-ethernet-switch-markets/

Greg’s post on controller based network sis http://etherealmind.com/controller-based-networks-for-data-centres/

Topic 2 – Who’s scared of multivendor networking ?

Does anyone remember those days ? There seem to be a drive at proprietary technology around the Data Centre these days, QFabric Unified Fabric, this does not help with multivendor environments.

Topic 3 – What impact has could computing on network design for the network Design Engineer ?

I see network a bunch of cuboids linked together which allows communication between end point, I see no fluffiness here.

Topic 4 – The Last of the Bogons / Bogon begone

RT @_JohnMcManus_: BOGON updates tonight, feeling all sentimental as this should really be the last time :( bye bye BOGONS

http://www.team-cymru.org/Services/Bogons/

Topic 5 – Backplanes and Frames – User Question

From: Travis Marlow travis.marlow@gmail.com

Message: Does a tagged frame stay tagged when it enters a switch and traverses the backplane? I have always wondered this and haven’t found the answer in all of my studies.

Cheesy Bogon Jokes

A Bogon walks into a bar. The Bartender says… You’re not supposed to be here!

A Bogon walks into a bar. The Bartender says….. I thought you were extinct !

A Bogon walks into a bar and says to the Bartender… Take me to your leader!

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