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.
ArcOS from startup Arrcus is the latest network operating system to emerge for whitebox switching and routing. What does Arrcus bring to this crowded table?
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.
HPE buys Plexxi to provide the network fabric for HPE’s hyperconverged and ‘composable infrastructure’ products.
Cumulus Networks’ fabric monitoring tool NetQ now supports Kubernetes to give administrators and engineers more visibility into container networks.
Whitebox networking could increase headcount because you can change, customize, and modify the network to make it more valuable to the business, which in turn will spend more on networking.
Juniper’s OpenContrail and AT&T’s dNOS projects have joined the Linux Foundation and gotten new names. Should you care? Yes, a little bit.
Cisco adds workload protection capabilities to its Tetration appliance via an agent that runs on application hosts.
In the recent years we observed several movements inside of Corporate IT – DevOps and NetOps are two big ones in my experience. Probably there are more. While the definition of those is constantly changing depending on who you talk to and what time of day. Recently I came across a new term – ChatOps….
Cisco chases intent-based networking startups with Network Assurance Engine, an application that creates a real-time model of network state.
After our short introduction to IAC we shall start exploring some of the different tool that are mainly used in the IAC concept. If you have missed the previous post you can read it here The first tool I want to introduce is GIT (and I think is the most important one). What is GIT a…
Lately I’m learning a new concept called infrastructure as a code (IAC), so I decided to blog about my learning. what is IAC What if we can manage our network devices like developers manage code, have version, automatic testing, code verification etc’? IAC tries to change how we manage our infrastructure, and provide the benefits…
OSPF works OK, but it’s got several weaknesses that limit its usefulness. Here’s five.
Cisco announces the latest version of its HyperFlex HCI product and the brand new Container Platform based on Kubernetes.
As a datacenter security professional, you want to be proactive and use the tools that are in place to minimize any possible risk. (that will never be zero – let’s be honest). I felt a bit in a limbo recently doing a typical security consultant job – going through my check lists, testing some penetration…
AT&T has a white paper on building a single, universal NOS.
Dear tech vendors: Please use clear, descriptive language when describing your product or service. We’ll all benefit.
As you might guess by number of technologies discussed here it’s not a sponsored post. During last few weeks I came across multiple very mind blowing products and it’s great there is an opportunity to review them here and hopefully it will help others with a big picture what you get from these vendors. Datrium…
Spectra7 is shrinking active coax cables to a usable level.
I recently had the opportunity to attend a Wireshark class with Laura Chappell, and I must say if you ever have the chance jump at it. I haven’t been too much training but hers was by far the best I have ever been to. I am going to share a small portion of my notes…
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.
It’s not a sponsored post, however I’m thankful to FireEye for assisting me with getting to the event. The conference details can be seen on CDS official page. Here I’ll just touch up on a couple of observations and thoughts that were triggered during the event by keynotes and session speakers as well as talking…
Is there a better name for white box switches? We had a few suggestions for Human Infrastructure readers, and here’s what they picked.
Talking to many of my colleagues – we all agree that one of the best thing ever invented in virtualization world is VMotion. Then Storage VMotion came along, and in vSphere 5.1 – Cross-vMotion (aka x-vMotion) that VM’s state and storage can be vMotioned to a different host and/or cluster without Source and Target hosts…
While skimming through Ansible’s recent announcement regarding the release of version 2.4, a couple of features in particular caught my attention. For those not familiar, one of Ansible’s shortcomings when it came to many/most of its network modules, was the lack of declarative state functionality. Seeing the move towards addressing those shortcomings, warranted a deeper look….