Rich Stroffolino looks at Apple’s commitments to both privacy and growing services revenue. His conclusion? The company should offer a VPN service.
Erik Freeland gives some great advise on how to deal with technical questions in a job interview. It’s important to realize that on these, there’s rarely a designed “perfect answer”, rather the interviewer is looking to gauge your understanding in general.
Kevin Myers has worked as an enterprise engineer for both a Telco and large enterprise, so he’s uniquely qualified to compare the different ways in which the two provision and deliver bandwidth with in their networks. One thing that jumped out to me was how the enterprise deployment scenario often leaves technology as a secondary […]
Eat, drink, and be merry, for tomorrow there will probably be new networking products that change they way you view the space! Not exactly catchy I know. But that’s what David Varnum was feeling after seeing the latest from Apstra. So what is Apstra? Easy, an intent-driven data center networking company! Oh, you’d like that […]
Ethan Banks writing for Network Computing comments: In the world of software-defined networking, the focus has been on the data center. SDN in the data center has enabled integration with automated systems, allowing enterprises to build virtual networks, provide micro-segmentation, and integrate service chaining. That functionality has demonstrated SDN’s value and brings networking a step […]
Rob Koper of 50mu comments: Kelly Herrell, Brocade Kelly takes us back to 2013 and the software defined anything. Was it really there? Was anything real that year? In 2013 the real work on the Software Defined Network concept started! Rob has a great recap of Kelly’s presentation from the SDDC Symposium. Kelly has been […]
Lame Journal comments: An interesting question from my daughter (who is NOT pictured above!), I thought, and it mirrors comments I’ve heard before that highlight what I believe is a misunderstanding about what the “invention” in question actually is. My daughter’s question seems to imply that what was invented was the circle (or at least, […]
Lindsay Hill comments on his blog: Network Field Day 7 had many interesting presentations and discussions. I’m still working through them all, but one from Dell caught my eye, where they declared that CCIEs were no longer required. They were slightly exaggerating their case for impact, but there is some substance to it — we […]
Bob McCouch from Herding Packets writes: The keystone product that Insieme Networks was working on as part of their strategy that developed into ACI was the Nexus 9000 line. Nexus 9500 is a chassis switch, intended primarily for large data center spine nodes (with the ability to scale up to 288 line rate 40G ports […]
Ethan Banks of The Peering Introvert writes: Anyone who’s priced out data center plumbing, so to speak, knows that while not exciting, it can be quite expensive. Fiber optic cable comes in a variety of glass diameters and grades; 10GbE plus specifies OM3 or higher graded multimode fiber for short haul use — not cheap. […]