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the three lights Tell me a different way home  Hearth, street and country  And I cannot decide which way to go   
the three lights Tell me a different way home  Hearth, street and country  And I cannot decide which way to go   
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I’ve been much amused byBi-Modal IT that Gartner coughed up a few months back. Bimodal IT refers to having two modes of IT, each designed to develop and deliver information- and technology-intensive services in its own way. Mode 1 is traditional,…
I’ve been much amused byBi-Modal IT that Gartner coughed up a few months back. Bimodal IT refers to having two modes of IT, each designed to develop and deliver information- and technology-intensiv...
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What you really want is the happiness that you don't notice because its always around you.
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Containers, IPv6 and “SDN DNS” is why DNS is critical to your network architecture and day-to-day operations. At the same time, "DNS operations" doesn't seem to be getting the attention considering how critical it is to network, servers and DevOps alike.…
Containers, IPv6 and “SDN DNS” is why DNS is critical to your network architecture and day-to-day operations. At the same time, "DNS operations" doesn't seem to be getting the attention considering...
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One of the most interesting things about SD-WAN is the level of real differentiation between the different vendors that has actual business outcomes. Let me explain, most SD-WAN vendors are using overlay networks to bypass the restrictions and limitations…
One of the most interesting things about SD-WAN is the level of real differentiation between the different vendors that has actual business outcomes. Let me explain, most SD-WAN vendors are using o...
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Ivan posted his answers to 3 questions posed by a media agency. I got the same email and perhaps my thoughts might add something to the discussion. Q. What can enterprises do to ensure that their infrastructure is ready for next-gen networking technology…
Ivan posted his answers to 3 questions posed by a media agency. I got the same email and perhaps my thoughts might add something to the discussion. Q. What can enterprises do to ensure that their i...
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I’ve been writing and talking about the need for IT teams to reduce the lifecycle of infrastructure to 3 years. For this to happen, the following items: pay less for products so that money can be spent on projects to replace and upgrade pay less so that…
I've been writing and talking about the need for IT teams to reduce the lifecycle of infrastructure to 3 years. For this to happen, the following items: pay less for products so that money can be s...
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Define "Blast Radius"
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Ivan raises good points about SD-WAN and interoperability on his blog today. But I think the benefits of SD-WAN are too good to wait for ten years for standards to catch up. Oh, and its up to you to demand standards from the vendors.
Ivan raises good points about SD-WAN and interoperability on his blog today. But I think the benefits of SD-WAN are too good to wait for ten years for standards to catch up. Oh, and its up to you t...
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Response: The Wetware Crisis: the Dead Sea effect Or Where Have All the Good Staff Gone

Nodding my head so hard my chin is hitting my chest. "What tends to remain behind is the ‘residue’ — the least talented and effective IT engineers. They tend to be grateful they have a job and make fewer demands on management; even if they find the…
Nodding my head so hard my chin is hitting my chest. "What tends to remain behind is the ‘residue’ — the least talented and effective IT engineers. They tend to be grateful they h...
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What is the difference between Consolidation and Convergence in a technology market ?
What is the difference between Consolidation and Convergence in a technology market ?
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In this "nominal 15 minute analysis" I"m looking at technology convergence and how it needs standards for the market to operate.
In this "nominal 15 minute analysis" I"m looking at technology convergence and how it needs standards for the market to operate.
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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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