128 Technology (128T) makes routers. But…they don’t make routers in the way you’d normally think of. Instead, a 128T network makes security and traffic engineering features first class citizens along with routing protocols and packet forwarding. Is 128T a solution for you? Read this detailed posted for network architects and engineers to find out!
Each year, the Packet Pushers publish a provocative, pithy (and privacy protected!) survey we ask the public to participate in. We’d appreciate it if you’d take a few minutes and fill it out. http://bit.ly/2JZzmo2
Ethan’s actively shooting a course on QoS for Ignition. He’d appreciate your viewpoint on a few QoS sorts of things.
We Packet Pushers folks don’t get out much. We travel to a conference now and then. Maybe a tech meetup. But on the whole, we have so much to do each week that we stay connected to our productivity palaces–heads down while we research, lab, write, record, and keep the information flowing. And then Gluware…
As the latest WLAN standard (802.11ax or Wi-Fi 6) makes its way to final ratification, vendors are releasing APs. But should you deploy now? This article explores the reasons for early adoption, as well as for waiting.
Here’s a brief technical overview of Wi-Fi 6, also known as 802.11ax, to help get you up to speed and ask the right questions for when you consider an upgrade. We cover OFDMA, whether Wi-Fi 6 means faster speeds, power savings, and more.
This is a brief overview of two methods of segment routing: SR-MPLS and SRv6. I provide a quick comparison of the two approaches, and examine some of the challenges facing SRv6.
My experiences in networking engineering and media have changed the way I think about standards bodies, tech conferences, sales and marketing, and tech support–and not for the better.
Setting up Python on the MacOS can be a challenge. Here’s seven options the community suggested to create a less fragile development environment.
Companies don’t care about you. It’s up to you have a plan B for your career if plan A goes off the rails.
In October 2018, I heard a presentation from Cisco about the future of ACI. The presentation was entitled “ACI Anywhere.” The idea was to talk through how Cisco is expanding ACI’s footprint from the data center to other locations, including the cloud. The Cloud APIC was the most interesting part of the ACI Anywhere vision…
The money’s good. Most everything else isn’t. How much more are you willing to take at this job?
You’ve probably seen those social media posts that list traits or habits of successful people. Here’s a list of traits from an IT engineering perspective that you don’t want to emulate.
Here’s 8 tips for creating useful IT process documentation so you can actually take a vacation now and then.
When you have a goal in mind, sometimes work/life balance has to take a back seat to all-consuming effort.
Many of you tell us that traveling to tech conferences is not going to happen. You can’t get the time out of the office. You can’t get the expense approved. Your boss thinks you’ll be rolling down the boulevard in a limo drunk five minutes after the plane lands. Whatever your reasons, you’re not going…
Jeffrey writes… I just finished listening to the Datanauts podcast 118. I really like the content you guys produce even when I feel like the guests are telling me that my skills are/should be obsolete. (I really think his (Peyton’s) ideas contained a lot of wishful thinking.) With that being said, I don’t know what…
Noction announced their Intelligent Routing Platform for Cloud. Think smarter outbound BGP for your AWS VPC.
LiveAction acquires LivingObjects, going after the service provider market.
Thinking through SD-WAN technology, I see a potentially quick connectivity option for mergers and acquisitions that’s better than a quick and dirty IPSEC tunnel or even DMVPN. What does SD-WAN offer that interests me?
Do you know what “ip and (not ip & 0xfc == 0x0)” means? After reading this article on Wireshark capture filters, you will.
Even though you’re working, you still might be procrastinating.
Ten years of uptime for a piece of equipment is impressive, but it might also indicate significant problems in your IT organization. Here’s why.
Contextless network requests, stupid network tricks, and the pressures of time. Why do they exist, and what can be done about them?
In this multi-part series, Ethan Banks reviews the Aruba 8400 chassis switch after his attendance at the launch event in August 2017.