Extreme pledges to support Avaya networking products for their ‘natural life.’ But just how long is that?
HPE needs to build the right software to meet its goal of simplifying IT operations.
Network operating systems and switch ASICs handle packet buffers differently. Here’s a look at your general options.
Some thoughts on why 25G switch adoption hasn’t ramped up yet, and why that might change.
As end users, we all think we want interoperability, openness, and the chance to swap out any individual pieces and parts whenever we want to. Only, that’s not actually true.
AT&T’s recent field test shows white box isn’t just about more product choices or cheaper gear. It’s about the benefits of starting with a clean slate.
The process we use to buy technology is badly flawed. It’s a muddled story of customers, resellers and vendors with competing interests.
Anuta Networks’ NCX software a multi-vendor orchestration platform to streamline common tasks, such as onboarding users in a campus network.
Here’s the 5 most downloaded Packet Pushers podcasts in March 2017. Topics include networking vs. programming, AWS gotchas, and a dive into the latest in wireless.
A few years back, a field office might have had dual MPLS circuits, maybe even from different providers. But dual MPLS circuits offer a false promise of redundancy – the last mile of both circuits ride over the same Incumbent Local Exchange provider (ILEC) and share the same fate (misplaced backhoe, problems in central office,…
Don’t buy 40Gig Ethernet. Go right for 25/50/100G interfaces instead. Here’s why.
Ten years ago, MPLS was state of the art for Wide Area Networks. Larger branch offices might even have redundant MPLS T1 circuits from different providers for diversity. The Software Defined WAN and shift to delivering services over the Internet has transformed branch office networking in recent years. With bandwidth intensive Internet services, architectures based…
Two of the hottest trends in networking today are SDN and network disaggregation. This is great for many reasons. It’s also confusing. The marketing hype makes it hard to understand either topic. SDN has become so vague that if you ask 10 experts what it means, you are likely to get 12 different answers. Network disaggregation…
The ONF’s Open Innovation Pipeline will tap open source software to spur development in service provider networking. Learn more at the Open Networking Summit, April 3-6 in Santa Clara, CA.
I hadn’t realized how deep HPE’s partnership was with Arista to resell Arista’s data center switches.
The Amazon S3 outage provoked a lot of reactions about the cloud. Check out the responses to the latest Packet Pushers survey to see some of ours.
Most enterprise networks seem to be stuck in the past. Why is this? It’s not the tech.
The startup Fungible, launched by Juniper Networks cofounder Pradeep Sindhu, is combining custom silicon, hyperconverged infrastructure, and programmability for the data center.
The ONF has announced an initiative to integrate white box switches, a variety of open source networking software, and SDN to help telcos and providers re-architect their infrastructure.
Cumulus Networks has to balance selling its own switches with not competing with its current hardware partners. It also has to make a careful decision about working with new platforms such as Barefoot Networks’ Tofino.
Could you find a use case for a programmable switch ASIC? Find out what your peers think in a recent Packet Pushers survey.
This post presents a solution to build secure layer-2 (VXLAN) tunnels across multiple sites. The solution utilizes the same underlying protocols that are used for DMVPN. With the growth of software defined datacenter (SDDC) customers are able to build complex virtual network topologies on demand with a single click. Right now they are restricted to…
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.