The network is difficult to change because it’s expensive, complex, and brittle, and outages directly affect the business.
Arista published its Q3 results yesterday and presented interesting highlights to investors. I’m going to pick a few and discuss them here.
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 […]
A few years ago I was approached by a state organization to be a second set of eyes for a large purchase of Cisco routers and access points to connect all its branch offices to a new central hub. Most hardware line items were Cisco 2921s and 2951s and Aironet 1041s. I asked how many […]
Talking about current events with my dad recently, he gave me a sage piece of advice. He said, “Son, leave your gas can at home.” Now obviously we weren’t talking about IT, but it got me to thinking. There’s seems to be a lot of this same type of reasoning in our industry. Think about […]