Ahh the purpetually growing inbox that seemingly beguiles us all. In this post, Ethan Banks runs down how he’s trying to get to the legendary Inbox Zero nirvana.
Before writing for Gestalt IT, most of my experience with technology was on the consumer front. This can put you in a particular mindset. I tended to focus on technology in terms of products. In many ways, while the product lives on and changes as it comes into the hands of the consumer, its generally an end-point of process. Moving into looking at the enterprise made me realize what I was missing. In the enterprise, the process is the technology, and people are part of that process.
In this weeks Networking News from Gestalt IT:
– Silver Peak’s End-to-End SD-WAN
– Intel’s Atom Bombs
– Dispelling IPv6 FUD
Plus more coverage from Networking Field Day, including looks at Nyansa and Kentik!
Ethan Banks wrote up a great overview for a general geeky audience on what IPv6 means to them. He did this is advance of his appearance on the Daily Tech News Show podcast, which is worth a listen to in its own right. But the next time you hear someone spewing some IPv6 FUD, shoot them this link.
Welcome to new year of Networking news from Gestalt IT. In our first newsletter of the year:
– The flaws of Google Fiber
– 2017 Predictions
– The issue of network shaming
Plus looks at ThousandEyes, Netbeez, and more!
Ethan Banks makes some great points here to keep you sane while trying to keep up on feeds. It’s not always easy. But if you can dispense with the idea that you have to “catch up”, it helps. The biggest thing I would emphasize is his point to read an article in the moment, don’t wait. I would expand on this, don’t be afraid to get into a dense article. A lot of times this can be off-putting, as the time required naturally means you can’t read as many articles. But these are often the most valuable sources. I’d rather dig into a 12,000 word piece on the history of software defined networking than hit two dozen listicles or press releases.
Ethan Banks made an excellent point in his post about Ixia’s network visibility portfolio. It’s no longer enough to simply make an enterprise IT product that works as intended. For an analysis tool, ease of deployment and simplicity of operation are just as valuable as raw functionality. Otherwise that analysis just becomes another bottleneck to solving a problem. I was thinking about a recent product briefing from Komprise, and they seem to share a similar sentiment about storage.
Networks are a lot like teenagers, you can trust them, but trust works a lot better with verification.
Containers are in a weird place in IT right now. You can’t follow the space very far before you’ll come across someone talking about the inevitable containerization of IT. If you’re new to the space, you might have thought this has already happened. The prime example of this is Docker, which went from being a container company […]
Ethan Banks of Ethan Banks on Technology comments: Shiny red lights and sundry messages can tell us when a transaction time is too high, an interface is dropping too many packets, database commits are taking too long, or a WAN link’s jitter just went south. That information is wonderful, but doesn’t resolve the issue. A […]