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Enterprise 802.11 Wireless Growth (Part 3)

Enterprise Wireless

In part 1 of the three parter we looked at the ability to manage 802.11 wireless networks and the benefits of analytics that is provided out of the box. In part 2 we compared traffic rates (unscientifically) between an average wireless controller distribution and wired distribution. In the conclusion we will look at the growth of three points over two years. …

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Enterprise Wireless and Wired: A Byte is a Byte (Part 2)

Enterprise Wireless

Enterprise Wireless and Wired: A Byte is a Byte (Part 2): This is a second post regarding enterprise wireless and why those networks are much more manageable, (out of the box) then it’s wired network brethren. I have simplified my explanation of why the current path needs adjusting and the reasons why. Enterprise, Data Center and Service Provider networks all have very …

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Software Defined Data Center Slidedeck

Datacenter

Software Defined Data Center SlideDeck: Posting a SlideDeck from a presentation while back titled Software Defined Data Centers, if the graphics help anyone with their own presentations have at em! The only different concepts are some public cloud thoughts and scenarios and some analogies to wireless controllers and SDN deployments. Not all networks must be built the same. We have at …

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Public Cloud and Network as a Service

Telephone Cabling Mess

The first part of the post was building the Public Cloud node. The second part of this post is going to be a primitive blue print for how to build a hybrid private/public network and what network as a service could mean. Without reliable national broadband and backbone networks both provider and customer will be taking serious risks. I will …

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The HP Public Cloud and OpenStack

unicorn-accountant

We have listened to people ramble on about the promise of the cloud and the impact on infrastructure for a few years now, but very rarely has anyone articulated a reasonable blueprint on ramp into this public cloud. SaaS is everywhere, the application was and will continue to be the low hanging fruit, the rest is a bit more difficult. …

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Why Enterprise Wireless Networks Got it Right

Enterprise Wireless

I wanted to post some 802.11 wireless usage numbers and device breakdowns. These are two week University usage numbers in August of 2012. This period is right before students return so I wanted a baseline to capture the diff when students 25,000+ students come back with the ever growing amount of 802.11 wireless enabled BYOD hidden in pockets and purses. …

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Thoughts from the PacketPusher Show 112 SDN’s SDN’s Potential as a Displacement Technology

If anyone has not listened to the PackPusher Show 112 – SDN’s Potential as a Displacement Technology With Jeff Doyle & Bill it is a must listen. A comment made by Greg who has rationalized and articulated the SDN conversation as well or better than anyone so far got me thinking. It was something I had never heard anyone else …

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Why Community Counts

  I was graciously invited to join some of the best in the business which each of the folks rounding out my top 5 technologist hero list. The panel included Stephen Foskett, Brad Casemore, Ivan Pepelnjak and Greg Ferro to join Omar Sultan from Cisco to discuss the Cisco SDN strategies and what problems it may solve someday if the community makes it so. …

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