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Show 34 — Breaking the Three Layer Model


Topic 1 Juniper QFabric Announcement

Is this the point we start to re-think the 3 Layers of Network Architecture, will the future generation laugh at core, distribution and access designs. What are the implications for future designs?

Cisco response is kind of hysterical:  http://blogs.cisco.com/news/ciscos-unified-fabric-in-the-data-center/

Greg posts about Diverging Ethernet Switch markets is http://etherealmind.com/diverging-ethernet-switch-markets/

Greg’s post on controller based network sis http://etherealmind.com/controller-based-networks-for-data-centres/

Topic 2 — Who’s scared of multivendor networking ?

Does anyone remember those days ? There seem to be a drive at proprietary technology around the Data Centre these days, QFabric Unified Fabric, this does not help with multivendor environments.

Topic 3 — What impact has could computing on network design for the network Design Engineer ?

I see network a bunch of cuboids linked together which allows communication between end point, I see no fluffiness here.

Topic 4 — The Last of the Bogons / Bogon begone

RT @_JohnMcManus_: BOGON updates tonight, feeling all sentimental as this should really be the last time :( bye bye BOGONS


Topic 5 — Backplanes and Frames — User Question

From: Travis Marlow [email protected]

Message: Does a tagged frame stay tagged when it enters a switch and traverses the backplane? I have always wondered this and haven’t found the answer in all of my studies.

Cheesy Bogon Jokes

A Bogon walks into a bar. The Bartender says… You’re not supposed to be here!

A Bogon walks into a bar. The Bartender says….. I thought you were extinct !

A Bogon walks into a bar and says to the Bartender… Take me to your leader!


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Greg Ferro

Greg Ferro is the co-host of Packet Pushers. After surviving 25 years in Enterprise IT with only minor damage, he uses his networking expertise for good in the service of others by deep diving on technology and industry. His unique role as an inspirational cynicist brings a sense of fun, practicality and sheer talent to world of data networking and its place in a world of clouds.

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