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For a few years now I have used the term “nerd knobs” to describe a certain class of features implemented in networking products. This may have created the (mistaken) impression that nerd knobs are part of the IT hero culture. From now on I’m calling them…
For a few years now I have used the term “nerd knobs” to describe a certain class of features implemented in networking products. This may have created the (mistaken) impression that nerd knobs are…
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Weird but it works. Enjoyed it.  
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Its a fact that bugs and faults in networking products is not a key issue for customers. Indeed vendors rely on customer testing and deployment to find bugs before declaring their products as fully tested or generally available. I believe this created a…
Its a fact that bugs and faults in networking products is not a key issue for customers. Indeed vendors rely on customer testing and deployment to find bugs before declaring their products as fully…
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White & NOS Specialisation - a new way of operating devices.

Whitebox and Merchant Silicon might mean network operating systems that are designed for specific use cases.
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The IT Storage market is going through a lot of change. New silicon designs from Intel & Micron branded https://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/dWQciUDTSBc?list=PLinuRwpnsHacDiUQg0PbU2_5GD2ID_Qcd” target=”_blank”>3D Xpoint are impacting the short term…
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We manage a distributed system of autonomous elements where the operation, performance and stability is determined by external factors that are out of our operational control.
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Its so easy to forget the hundreds of hours I spent in libraries studying for school and university. Today I have no reason to leave my desk. Here is what access to information was like in 1922: Featured libraries include the British Museum, the Central…
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The future of networking, and IT Infrastructure more generally, will be driven by machine to machine interactions.
The future of networking, and IT Infrastructure more generally, will be driven by machine to machine interactions.
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White & NOS Specialisation - a new way of operating devices.

Whitebox and Merchant Silicon might mean network operating systems that are designed for specific use cases.
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Reliable sources tell me that Cisco is undergoing a huge internal transformation now that Chuck Robbins is in charge. I haven’t been able to see any evidence of this transformation and have been wondering when customers would see the results. Cisco…
Reliable sources tell me that Cisco is undergoing a huge internal transformation now that Chuck Robbins is in charge. I haven’t been able to see any evidence of this transformation and have b…
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Ivan posted here: I’ll take ownership of the statement because at least it sounds like something I have discussed on the podcast and, sadly, because there aren’t that many networking podcasts. The comment is in relation to the purpose of a stateful…
Ivan posted here: I’ll take ownership of the statement because at least it sounds like something I have discussed on the podcast and, sadly, because there aren’t that many networking po…
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Can you define what is a Software Defined Network ? Here is my take.
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Packet Pusher Podcaster @ Packetpushers.net, Blogger @ EtherealMind.com, Network Architect & Engineer.
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Host of Packet Pushers podcast where we talk about with vendors, engineers and other real people about data networking and IT infrastructure. 

Blogger at http://etherealmind.com on Data Networking focussing on Data Centre and Security. Views, opinions and deep technology discussions. 

Also writing for NetworkComputing.com. 

Currently living in the UK and working as freelance Network Architect throughout EMEA on short term contracts. 
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