The API is the new CLI. If you’re a network engineer who pays attention to new technology, you’ve certainly heard some variation of this statement. But is it true? Let’s start with the basics. You know what a Command Line Interface (CLI) is; it’s how you talk to your switches and routers, and possibly many other devices […]
Two of the hottest trends in networking today are network disaggregation and SDN. 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 […]
The Future of the Internet 2014: Defining Software Defined Networks call for presenters is now open! The Future of the Internet 2014 (TFI2014) will be held in Denver, Colorado on Friday, 22 August, 2014. At this year’s event, the Colorado Chapter of the Internet Society (CO ISOC) is bringing together experts and professionals from across […]
Buzzword alert! Like “Cloud” before it, “SDN” is quickly becoming all the rage, and, just like your favorite Gotye song – it’s overplayed. Also like “cloud”, SDN has some potentially very interesting (if not entirely new or well defined) implications. In this first-for-me post on SDN I will try to take a pragmatic look at what SDN actually is.