Spirent Communications Looks Toward the Enterprise

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Spirent Communications Looks toward the Enterprise with new products and new angles to existing products. Spirent has traditionally gone after service provider markets with their product offerings. They are branching out and I liked a couple of their ideas quite a bit. It is nice to write a post in my “Tools” category, we do not exactly have a lot of …

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SDN Using DNS Naming for Classification

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SDN Using DNS Naming for Classification Update: First, a Refresher. The initial project was outlined here Abstract Current generation networks are under scrutiny for not presenting the proper amount of flexibility at scale to accomplish technical and business objectives. At the core of the problem are the constraints imposed by the network revolving around the inflexible nature of IP addressing …

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Network Management System NMS – Statseeker

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Network Management NMS – Statseeker Not a Swiss Army Knife, but a Sharp Blade: At Network Field Day #4 we had a a company named Statseeker who is in the Network Management business. Stewart Reed from Statseeker, an Australian presented and demoed the product.  We were almost outnumbered something friends, John Harrington an Irishman, Anythony Burke an Australian and me a native Kentuckian …

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SDN Using Names

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SDN Using Names SDN Using Names as an approach to simplifying policy application and ease operations barrier: For anyone who is visiting for the first time, first thank you for visiting. By day I design networks with completely traditional means, the handful of scalable architectures with a slight amount of flexibility, BGP/VPNs thats it. I am a one trick pony as the saying …

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Network Field Day 4

Network Field Day 4 is upon us again! I was honored by the Network Field Day delegates and asked to participate as a delegate in Network Field Day 4 in Silicon Valley starting at 1:30PM PST. Not only do the Field Day event staff record the events but they also live stream the vendor presentations! Even more interesting the incredibly …

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OpenStack Folsom Quantum Devstack Installation Tutorial

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This is a quick guide that includes a diagram of a working reference architecture for installation of the OpenStack Folsom release using which includes the Quantum networking component using the DevStack installation bash script. With the OpenStack Essex release, I was writing installers with Python for Linux bridging and the Quantum plugin. So far the OpenStack Folsom install is more …

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HP Announces Their SDN Controller

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HP Announces Their SDN Controller Hp announces their SDN controller at Interop: HP is not new to the OpenFlow conversation. HP was one of the first, if not the first networking companies to make their OpenFlow enabled switch firmware agent GA (generally available) in 16 products in 2011 and now up to 24 products in 2012. HP has also long …

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The Control Plane, Data Plane and Forwarding Plane in Networks

Layered Planes

The Control Plane, Data Plane and Forwarding Plane in Networks is the heart core DNA in today’s networking hardware to move IP packets from A to Z. The Management plane is another vital component but also widely excepted as user to hardware interaction. These planes of operation are the building blocks of the layered architecture that networks have evolved to …

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