We tend to talk a lot about security through obscurity. But what about security through virtualization? I’ve been thinking about both security and virtualization quite a bit lately. I also had the privilege of visiting VMware‘s HQ in Palo Alto with Tech Field Day twice last year. That’s interesting because VMware is using their place […]
Certainty, Scale, Spectrum…? Sweet alliteration Chris, but what are you trying to say? I’m glad you asked! Let’s sift backwards through the significantly soft sounds and see what sentience I can supply: Spectrum? No, not a band of colors – the Spectrum I’m talking about here is Silicon. Specifically, it’s the ASIC from Mellanox Technologies […]
When your name is an adjective, you’re just asking to be the brunt of many punishing puns. Based on the chatter during the second day of NFD17, that is certainly true for Extreme Networks. In fact, it’s actually hard to avoid. So let’s just dive right in to extreme automation, with Extreme Networks. I hope […]
I recently had the privilege of hearing from the Juniper Networks Contrail product team at their offices in Sunnyvale. I was pleasantly surprised by the pragmatic and comprehensive approach they are taking in growing the product line. By the middle of this year (2018) there will be four distinct products; Contrail Networking, Contrail Security, Contrail […]
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.