I recently came across a design in which GRE tunnels were built utilizing HSRP VIP addresses. At first I was unsure of how well this would work so as usual I decided to lab it up. It turns out that this is an excellent counter design to having to place metrics or do any type…
Archives for December 2015
While SDN automates network configuration, it’s not a replacement for network or application performance monitoring tools. In fact, monitoring tools are likely to become more capable as software-driven data streams flow in from all parts of the data center.
I’ve been noticing a trend recently in enterprise networking where managers and engineers alike are more concerned (obsessed) with the physical appearance of their rack, wires, and network equipment than they are with the actual pragmatic design and stability of said network. Approx Reading Time: 3-5 Minutes A Little is Good Now a certain amount…
Citrix CPX is a NetScaler ADC that runs in a container. Currently available as a tech preview, CPX aims to make NetScaler more consumable for developers and push back against HAProxy.
Sonus VellOS controls the network based on dynamic unified communications requirements. Network resources are automatically allocated to satisfy UC demands, turning QoS into Quality of Experience.
Engineers in many industries are often scapegoats for bad or immoral executive decisions. Here’s how not to take the blame.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s decision to take 2 months of paternity leave may have a bigger impact than giving away $45 billion. Here’s why.
SD-WAN startup Versa Networks targets carriers & providers with an emphasis on multitenancy, scalability, and virtual network services.
Juniper plans to disaggregate its Junos switch OS from the new QFX5200 switches. The QFX5200 line will be the first from Juniper that lets customers choose to run Junos or a third-party network OS. Junos will also run on non-Juniper hardware. Juniper hasn’t yet announced third-party partners.