The Croesus-like revenue typically seen in Apple’s quarterly earnings can be a little blinding at times. When your revenue is regularly above $40 billion every three months, it’s easy to see single digit fluctuations as rounding errors. But in the end, these large overall numbers can often hide local fluctuations that would otherwise change the narrative around the Cupertino giant. Ben Thompson sees just such a problem in the company’s China strategy.
Confused over the redirection on Github from Docker to Moby? Not sure what this means, or how the two are related? Ajeet Singh Raina compares it to the relationship with Red Hat and Fedora. It’s a pretty perfect analogy to properly frame how the two are linked.
Sadly, Gestalt IT can’t be on the ground to cover the announcements directly from Dell EMC World 2017. But when people like John Herbert are there, it’s just as good. He provides some great insight into how Dell EMC is finally differentiating their networking group from an afterthought to a viable option. John also gives a rundown of the updates to their switch lineup.
If you need to get up to speed on the significance of RDMA, look no further than Chin-Fah Heoh excellent post on the subject. Also for reference, the first Google result for RDMA is the “Radio Disney Music Awards”. I believe Chin-Fah is referring to Remote Direct Memory Access. Otherwise his post is very confusing.
Jordan Martin has a problem. The idea of moving the control plane from a device to a central controller sounds like it makes a lot of sense in SDN. I mean, it’s called a control plane, why not move it to a controller? Despite the phonic similarity, this isn’t actually what happens.
Riverbed is a well known name in the WAN optimization market, and increasingly in the SD-WAN space as well. The company recently acquired Xirrus. It may seem like a curious move to acquire wireless assets. But Tom Hollingsworth does a great job of putting it into the perspective of Riverbed’s existing business. He sees the wireless edge as the next market for them to expand into. Given the success Riverbed has had integrating Ocedo assets into their SteelHead line, I think the company is capable of moving into a new market.