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IPv6 — Still No Love?

When IPv6 becomes a business problem, and not a technical one, it will start seeing serious adoption in the enterprise. A lack of available IPv4 addresses and expensive aftermarket pricing might start driving North America towards broad IPv6 adoption. Finally.

The Present Impact of Open Networking & Whitebox Switching

Dell is all about open networking, and several whitebox vendors had their wares on display at Interop. IP Infusion has released OcNOS, an open networking operating system with a rich feature set right out of the gate. Ethernet switching continues to change. If you are Yet Another Cisco Buyer, do you care? I think you should. There are real dollars at stake. Eventually, it gets silly and/or irresponsible to spend money on Cadillacs.

Citizens of Tech 001 – Knuckle Cracking Felt Animals

Citizens of Tech is an experimental podcast about technology and other things interesting to techies. We know there's other podcasts in this space, but it's something we really wanted to do, so we thought we'd give it a try.

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Ethan Banks

Ethan Banks, CCIE #20655, has been managing networks for higher ed, government, financials and high tech since 1995. Ethan co-hosts the Packet Pushers Podcast, which has seen over 3M downloads and reaches over 10K listeners. With whatever time is left, Ethan writes for fun & profit, studies for certifications, and enjoys science fiction. @ecbanks

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SD-WAN’s Value Prop Conundrum

My interpretation of the SD-WAN value prop can be boiled down to cost savings, simplified operations, and improved application performance over inconsistently performing WAN links. Here's the conundrum. An engineer might instinctively recoil at this sort of value proposition.

Is Juniper The Next Cisco?

Juniper flexed its muscles at the Innovation Showcase held in March 2015. What did they talk about? What does it mean for their customers going forward? I perform an introductory analysis.

The ‘Why Talented Employees Stay’ Listicle – ORLY?

I’ve seen a list entitled “Why Talented Employees Stay” floating around Twitter. The list has been bothering me, because I don’t think it’s quite…right. The list is interesting, but I don’t believe it tells the whole story. Taken at face value, I think the list could even make it more difficult to retain certain people — not less.

What is the difference between throughput & goodput?

Throughput Throughput is the rate at which data is traversing a link. For example, take a look at the virtual router output below. The throughput rate is 643Kbps in each direction. [crayon-54facc3328376599378258/] Goodput Goodput is the rate at which useful data traverses a link. Assuming an uncongested path between endpoints, goodput and throughput will […]

Review: Hosting WordPress with GoDaddy

GoDaddy recently entered the turnkey WordPress hosting fray, offering a one year trial for $1 a month. I had been toying with the idea of another blog, so I decided to give them a try. The experience of hosting at GoDaddy has been...sort of neutral.

Let’s Meet at Interop Las Vegas 2015

I will be at Interop Las Vegas this year from Tuesday, April 28 through Thursday, April 30. If you are a vendor who would like to brief me, someone who would like to explore consulting opportunities, or if you just want a word, let's connect. I'd be happy to swing by your booth, meet for coffee, or simply hang out.

News Analysis: CloudGenix, LightCyber, VMware, Meru

This week, Greg and I decided to do a review of some of the briefings we received via an audio recording. We published the audio on the Packet Pushers Community Show feed, which you can subscribe to specifically on iTunes or access via the Packet Pushers Fat Pipe iTunes feed. Here's a summary of my take on these briefings.

Questions I’m Asking Myself About SD-WAN Solutions

There’s a lot to SD-WAN technology, and there are a number of devils in the implementation details that have been nagging at me as I listen to briefings and record podcasts from vendors in the space. SD-WAN technology questions that bother me… What’s the impact to hosts on virtual machine based endpoints, i.e. how much CPU does […]

News Analysis: Brocade Vyatta Controller Gets a Developer Wiki

A little bird pointed out this link to me, a wiki for the developer community for the Brocade Vyatta Controller (BVC). The big idea is to help foster community for folks building SDN applications for the BVC. What do I mean by “SDN applications”? I mean an application that does something interesting, and interacts with […]