Category Archives for "EtherealMind"

Packet Pushers LiveStream – Alkira and Multi-cloud Networking

We are doing the first ever Packet Pushers LiveStream on Thursday, April 22nd 1000PST/1300CET/1700GMT. Our take on a LiveStream is a cross between live podcast, presentation and interviews where the audience  can join us live for recording.   Our sponsor is Alkira and Multi-Cloud Networking. The Alkira product is interesting in its ability to build network […]

HTTP Protocol, Web Page Waterfalls and Complexity

One aspect of networking is that some understanding of the protocols using the network is required. As HTTPS replaces nearly all other protocols I would suggest that everyone needs a working understanding of how a web page is fetched by a web browser. WebPageTest is a community tool that reads web pages and then displays […]

Car Warranty vs Technology Service Contract

I’ve been struggling with the value of service contracts on IT equipment for some time now. As a rule of thumb, service contracts on IT infrastructure cost ~30% of the purchase price. This means that over three years of ownership you will pay the purchase price again. Which is quite a thing. I’m struggling to […]
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