The Internet of Things in a technological hypebeast, being both clearly defined and a marketing ploy at the same time. Cisco has clearly defined what they think IoT is all about: adding connectivity to devices. Using LoRaWAN, Cisco has a compelling technical solution to making connectivity possible on a mass scale.
Gestalt IT is here with your bi-weekly slate of all the latest and greatest in networking news. In this edition:
– Cumulus Networks and the conundrum of hardware
– Juniper Networks defines the self-driving network
– DDoS detection solutions
– And automating in a sea of vendors
All this plus a review of the best novelty MacBook Pro Touch Bar apps!
James Green of JDGreen.io comments: With any technology, whether it’s consumer technology or enterprise IT, it’s only a matter of time from the purchase before the technology is outdated. Most IT departments are extremely good by now with understanding the refresh cycle and how hardware depreciates over time. I learned of some technology at Cisco Live Europe this […]
John Harrington of The Network Sherpa comments: In a typical workflow, the network engineer will ask the service owner which ports they require open, and they often don’t know. A wasteful and extended back-and-forth debate continues until the rule is deployed. The key challenge here is that the service owner owns the requirement but doesn’t know […]
David Varnum of Overlaid comments: In this moment I realized something unusual. I’m an old router, living in a network evolved by DevOps. Here I am with my familiar old ways, speaking my simple language, comprehending only what is programmed in my feature-set. Yet, I’m flying in this multitenant aircraft, as a fully-supported object in this […]
Hans de Leenheer comments on his blog: The BYOD pipe is just too small The last presentation for the day was for Peter Jones, principal engineer at Cisco and chairman at the NBase-T alliance. He came to present us MultiGigabit Ethernet (2.5Gbps / 5.0Gbps). My immediate reaction was: who the hell needs a 2.5 and 5.0 GbE standard if […]
David Gee of ipengineer.net comments: Ethernet 2.0 The title above may seem a little odd given Ethernet’s long and healthy life. Keeping conversation to more recent Ethernet standards (10/100/1000/10000/40000/100000 Mbps) the transmission technology and encoding standards have come a very long way for Ethernet. I remember when 100Mbps ports were the absolute norm and when […]