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HP Networking will acquire Aruba and now it is selling 51% stake in H3C to a Chinese venture capital firm.  What could this mean for HP Networking customers ?  The sale of a controlling interest in H3C means that HP Networking has government support…
HP Networking will acquire Aruba and now it is selling 51% stake in H3C to a Chinese venture capital firm.  What could this mean for HP Networking customers ?  The sale of a controlling interest in...
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How much of an Ethernet switch product is custom made by the vendor and how much is commodity components selected and assembled into a closed vendor solution ?
How much of an Ethernet switch product is custom made by the vendor and how much is commodity components selected and assembled into a closed vendor solution ?
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Many people look at the Apple USB-C port on the MacBook and howl for what is missing. I see the docking station accessory I have always wanted.
Many people look at the Apple USB-C port on the MacBook and howl for what is missing. I see the docking station accessory I have always wanted.
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Friday Funny: I laughed until I had tears in my eyes. "Apple Engineer Talks about the New 2015 Macbook"
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Customers who pay for WiFi expect it to work. Marriott wanted to make that guarantee. But wireless spectrum is shared, uncontrolled, unregulated and unpredictable. You can't give a viable guarantee. Then you add lawyers ......
Customers who pay for WiFi expect it to work. Marriott wanted to make that guarantee. But wireless spectrum is shared, uncontrolled, unregulated and unpredictable. You can't give a viable guarantee...
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This is good news. Big Switch has contributed Open Network Linux to Open Compute Project and been accepted as the standard operating system for whitebox Ethernet. Analysis Customers now have a number of choices for operating system for theirwhitebox…
This is good news. Big Switch has contributed Open Network Linux to Open Compute Project and been accepted as the standard operating system for whitebox Ethernet. Analysis Customers now have a numb...
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The convergence trend on HTTPS protocol continues to gather momentum. This time it is the venerable WHOIS protocol that is poised to be replaced with RDAP over HTTP.
The convergence trend on HTTPS protocol continues to gather momentum. This time it is the venerable WHOIS protocol that is poised to be replaced with RDAP over HTTP.
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I drew up this diagram to explain how I see four different categories of Ethernet switches emerging in to the market.
I drew up this diagram to explain how I see four different categories of Ethernet switches emerging in to the market.
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I saw this and thought how little privacy you have in public when you can zoom in a video like that.
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Providing a web application on the Internet can be a risky business. DDOS attacks are commonly exceeding 40 Gigabits per second of data, crackers are web crawling the Internet looking for vulnerabilities and much more. As a result, the data centre…
Providing a web application on the Internet can be a risky business. DDOS attacks are commonly exceeding 40 Gigabits per second of data, crackers are web crawling the Internet looking for vulnerabi...
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The most successful social media programs are those that give before they take. And you should plan to give in social media until it hurts like a teenaged pop song.
The most successful social media programs are those that give before they take. And you should plan to give in social media until it hurts like a teenaged pop song.
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Mulling over the Apple shindig yesterday followed by a quick read of my RSS feed this morning. Some bullet points. Apple MacBook looks good for people who need more than a MacBook Air and less than a MacBook Pro. Leap forward to remove fans completely.…
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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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