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.
Intel isn’t known as a networking company, but they think they have a play in the network functions virtualization market. The round table discusses what future Intel has in the space, and how they compete with more historic players in the market.
Remember Linksys? The home office and SMB company that was the spearhead of Cisco’s move down market? Remember how they kind of disappeared once Cisco was finished with that play? Do you ever wonder what happened to them? Or where they are today? Or even if they still exist?
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.
Welcome to the inaugural On-Premise IT Roundtable podcast! This episode, we’ve gathered our esteemed panel to discuss software-defined wide area networking, SD-WAN. In this emerging market, how do you compare the various offerings in the space? Is the market bound for consolidation, or will it remain full of vibrant competition? And how does the ease of use of SD-WAN impact the market for network professionals?
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.
You don’t have to follow enterprise IT too closely before you become familiar with the idea of SD-WAN. It’s the chili of enterprise networking. Everyone seems to have their own recipe, but when you look in the pot, they all look similar. Some come canned from a company, making it easy to deploy into a bowl. Others provide a few secret spices to add to what you’re already cooking. And some organizations just roll their own from scratch. There’s great debate whether IWAN is chili, or simply a very complicated stew. In the SD-WAN chili cook-off, TELoIP might not have the biggest booth at the fair, but they’ve got a pretty unique recipe to test your palate.
After reading this post about the inherent problems of TCP connection termination, I almost feel sorry for the protocol. It seems to be trying so hard, but doomed for inevitable failure. Martin Sustrik goes through all the reasons this is problematic in great detail.
In this edition of Gestalt Networking News:
– IPv6 has a case of the Mondays
– Do network engineers need to be programmers now?
– Plus, the epoch rollover struggle is real