Automation is a controversial topic. On the surface, automation translates into a loss of jobs for people. We think that if we assign to software what we once did, that we won’t have anything left to do. This is a theme in futurist fiction purporting to be news. The sky is falling, the sky is falling! Humans will no longer have work to do! Automation will take our jobs! But I disagree. I have felt for sometime that automation equals paradise for the skilled meatbot ready to make the shift.
In the spirit of making infrastructure even easier to use, ZeroStack has added a learning capability to their policy engine. Behold, the self-driving cloud.
Press release round up in YouTube form for Jan 11, 2017. We hit Arista, NetBeez, Viptela, Silver Peak, Velocloud, ETSI, and Extreme Networks.
When designing a network, how much does latency really matter? For our purposes in this discussion, I’m defining latency as the amount of time it takes for a packet to leave a source and arrive at a destination. In other words, network latency specifically.
Apstra is not about configuration management. Yes, configuration of network devices happens along the way in the paradigm most of us work in. But Apstra is after something much bigger.
Russell Pavlicek has written a free e-book introducing readers to unikernels. The book is a concise, plain-spoken read.
Ixia Vision ONE combines a network packet broker with a straightforward GUI and deep packet analysis to make a rich visibility fabric that’s easy to use.
Forward Networks uses SNMP, screen scraping, and math to model your production network in detail. Then, you can search, verify, and predict using the model.
BigSecure Architecture combines SDN with commodity switching & x86 service nodes to build a dynamic tool chain for traffic inspection & attack mitigation.
DriveScale offers scale-out storage with flexibility for distributed computing environments. How? By disaggregating disk from server.
Igneous Systems storage delivers scale-out storage on-premises as a turnkey, subscription-based service.
StorageOS brings enterprise storage features and container flexibility to stateful container operations.
Lewis tells us… He’s been in IT for 5 years, and a network engineer for half of that time. He’s a CCNP interested in SDN. He’s thinking about VCP6-NV, but isn’t sure he has a use-case. He’s considering CCIE R&S, but also looking into Microsoft & Linux certs. Q: “There is such a large amount…
I don’t wish to minimize the impact IoT will have on network traffic, analytical workloads, and eventual business decision-making. However, I think the infrastructure vendors are grasping for a new unicorn they can ride into the average enterprise to drive the next big sales cycle. IoT is their current answer.
Go ahead. Use the open source. Feel the community goodness. Feel joy at sticking it to whichever vendor you pay the largest bills to. Only, free OSS is a myth.
In 2013, I wrote an article categorizing SDN into centralized control, network virtualization, orchestration, and programmability. Does that fit in 2016?
SDN isn’t a meaningful term. But that doesn’t mean we don’t have emerging networking techniques that are interesting, because we do. Which ones are they?
We talked w/ Juniper Networks’ Jonathan Davidson about company plans for the enterprise, SD-WAN, wireless strategy, the role of hardware & more at NXTWORK
Colorado grows the capabilities of the OPNFV platform, making it possible to test additional features and scenarios. Key advancements are in the areas of IPv6, security, service function chaining, and VPN.
With the Boron release, the OpenDaylight project appears to be settled, confident, and capable. The next phase of ODL could be a blossoming of network functionality, nurtured by its soil.
Foghorn locally processes the huge amounts of data generated by industrial IoT. By “industrial,” we mean mining, jet engines, automated manufacturing, large refineries, large retail shops, and smart meters. Foghorn challenges the traditional fog computing paradigm somewhat, bringing “intelligence at the edge” via tiny x86 platforms, a custom programming language, and a RAM-resident database.
Try this for a “virtuous cycle.” New technology creates new problems…which creates new technology.
Illumio addresses the microsegmentation challenge by filtering right out at the edge. Rather than traffic leaving the workload and being steered around to a security device, traffic is filtered at the workload itself.
Teridion improves throughput for traffic traversing the Internet. Teridion has built a network of over 5,000 virtual routers across the globe, located at many different cloud providers. Teridion determines the best path between any of the virtual routers in their network, and sends traffic across that best path via router-to-router tunneling.
Avaya is positioning their fabric technology as an end-to-end security solution they call hypersegmentation.