Darth Vader gives a keynote speech ahead of the launch of the Death Star Mark II.
Don’t call it an SD-WAN: Aruba Networks thinks bigger with its SD-Branch announcement, but also asks more of potential customers.
Of course they blamed the network.
Wonderful, honest review story about migrating a customer data centre and their office in the same day
Its all automated
New tool from Oracle for monitoring high level traffic and BGP transitions on the Internet – Oracle Internet Intelligence Map Oracle’s Internet Intelligence team is dedicated to reporting and covering issues such as country-level connectivity statistics, transit shifts, and security threats that impact the performance of the global internet. Oracle’s Dyn division is a managed DNS service…
Cabling is important. Its need to be good enough. The problem I have with cabling is that people spend way to much time fussing, fretting and fooling themselves that having nice cabling actually has value. You should be spending time in meetings, writing scripts or buffing up your excel skills to work out the software…
I inferred 3 unspoken messages in Chuck Robbins’ Cisco Live 2018 keynote: you need Cisco to survive, Cisco is still relevant, and we hear your complaints.
Ethernet markets grows, Cisco isn’t keeping up as new markets grow
Working or Not Working. There is no such as a good network, just a working network.
Huawei has traction. A lot of it.
Video shows just how boring networking is.
This post originally appeared in Human Infrastructure Magazine, a twice-monthly newsletter from the Packet Pushers. It’s included with a free membership, which you can sign up for here. Your smartphone chirps: there’s a fresh build of the OS and you’ll need to restart. You put the phone aside as the software downloads and the device…
In the latest round of Two Beer Networking I talk about why I’m excited about whitebox hardware and formal verification. This show came from an audience question.
Cato Networks adds a threat-hunting capability to its SD-WAN service to detect compromised devices on customer networks.
HPE buys Plexxi to provide the network fabric for HPE’s hyperconverged and ‘composable infrastructure’ products.
Arista sees an opportunity to enter the campus market with a core switch and a “more of what you have but better” strategy while Cisco tries to pull customers up-market with SD-Access.
I think that the time for Network Diagrams is coming to a close. It takes large amounts of time ( and thus money) to produce diagrams. Maintaining diagrams is difficult, costly and something that should be automated. Networks are not static today. Overlays, IPsec Tunnels, VMs, virtual appliances. How can a diagram stay up to…
So recently I was looking at the Linear programming formulations of Traffic engineering problems and one of the problem was to find the path with the goal to minimize the Average network delay. Which got me thinking that for topology design related problems, how can I calculate the Average network delay? As you can guess,…
For guidance on balancing your integrity and professional conduct with the need to make money, this short book from an old job I had might inspire you.
Understanding industry and market forces, and how those forces shape vendor behavior, can be valuable for your career.
When you have a goal in mind, sometimes work/life balance has to take a back seat to all-consuming effort.
Instead of a better ad hoc WiFi experience, what we we really want is cheap, reliable mobile broadband from our carriers.
Cumulus Networks’ fabric monitoring tool NetQ now supports Kubernetes to give administrators and engineers more visibility into container networks.
Configuring Cisco IOS switches the “old-fashioned” way can be a time consuming and tedious task. Pull out the serial cable and USB adapter, connect your laptop to the switch, and sit on the cold raised floor banging away at the keyboard until you have remote access and can escape to a more terran-friendly environment. There…