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No More Data Plane Administrators

Eric Shanks of the IT Hollow  comments:

There are two terms used in IT that are often used in conjunction when learning about how technologies are built.  These two terms are “Control Plane” and “Data Plane”.  A quick and dirty definition of these two terms would be:

  • Control Plane –  The decision making part of any system.  Usually considered the brains of the system.
  • Data Plane –  The part of a system that carries out an operation.  This would be the routine tasks needed to make the system work.

Eric has some thoughts for the people that monitor systems and make tweaks without actually fixing problems: your days are numbered.

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Tom Hollingsworth

Tom Hollingsworth is a networking professional, blogger, and speaker on advanced technology topics. He is also an organizer for networking and wireless for Tech Field Day.  His blog can be found at

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