Speed, Scale, Reliability and the Pursuit of Programmability

As networking moves from monolithic to disaggregated infrastructure, the necessity of programmability has become existential, be it physical or software-defined networks (SDN). A common thread […]
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The Network Reliability Engineer's Manifesto

The industry is at a crossroads. And this isn’t just hyperbole - we as an industry have some decisions to make around what we stand for - as engineers, operators, and architects, and frankly, the […]
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Service Models and Automation are Transformational

As a member of the Tail-f Engineering team at Cisco, I have been fortunate enough to spend the last couple of years together with customers that have taken on using our NSO product as a […]
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Putting Reliability at the Forefront of Network Engineering

In March, I had the pleasure of co-presenting at Open Networking Summit about Network Reliability Engineering, and had several awesome discussions around the conference about the impact automation […]
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The Collateral Damage of DDoS Attacks - Part 1. What is what

ISP networks are part of the backbone of the Internet—and carry any and every security threat. Most threats are not considered by the ISP, since they do not harm their own infrastructure, they are […]
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PwC research suggests change is coming: How will enterprises navigate?

In 2017, PwC conducted research with the primary objective of identifying what the major drivers in data center networking were. That research, made up of more than 250 responses from CIOs and IT […]
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PwC Research: The Cloud Will Block Out the Sun

PwC Research: The Cloud Will Block Out the Sun
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Automation Overtakes TCO as Purchase Criteria for Data Centers

It is well understood that the technology that underpins the data center is changing. In fact, it’s not just changing—it’s accelerating. And that acceleration and change ultimately drives changes […]
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Media and Broadcast organizations are transforming. Migration to IP: What does it mean for your organization?

As consumer viewing habits shift to digital media, delivered on demand, anytime, anywhere, and on any platform, media and broadcast organizations are facing a challenging road ahead. Taking […]
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PwC Research is Clear: Security Requires All Hands on Deck

In a previous blog, I introduced some research that PwC conducted on the changing buying patterns around data center networking. The research was conducted over several months, featuring 35 live […]
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