Brocade Acquisition of Vyatta

Vyatta Brocade Acquisition

The Brocade acquisition of Vyatta was announced today. On the surface Vyatta is functionality we have in today’s routers to load in VMs or on physical gear as a software router. It is complete with IGPs, EGPs, QOS, PBR, Crypto (no MPLS) and about everything else you find in a traditional router. Vyatta is not a vSwitch, it is routing functionality in x86. While being delivered …

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The Potential Impact of Software Defined Networking SDN on Security

The Potential Impact of Software Defined Networking SDN on Security is something that is quite exciting as we explore the new opportunities that are enabled by SDN. Security is a perfect spot to begin contemplating the impact of SDN use cases to the infrastructure ecosystem. The disruptive implications of software defined networking on the legacy network security industry is significant. …

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5 Useful Mac Apps – Snagit EverNote ScreenFlow Reeder and DaisyDisk

Top 5 Mac Apps

Here is a quick rundown of 5 useful Mac Apps – Snagit EverNote ScreenFlow Reeder and DaisyDisk. All of these Apps are pretty useful to me in one way or another so take a quick peek. All are available for a Mac and a few are available on both Mac and Windows. 5 Useful Mac Apps (In no particular order) …

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WireShark Install on Mac OS X

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Seems like the WireShark install on Mac OS X has always been a total disaster for me. Packet capture utility are vital for developers, network and systems engineers alike. For troubleshooting or supporting SLAs it is often the only tool the defines fact vs. misconception. The WireShark installation process prior to XQuartz was long and convoluted and more often than not …

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Install WordPress on Ubuntu

Top 10 Wordpress Plugins

Install WordPress on Ubuntu and Migrate an Existing Site: This is a guide on how to install WordPress on Ubuntu and migrate and existing site to  new host or a test/dev environment. WordPress is an Open Source free package that started out as a platform for blogging and has since morphed into other more CMS like uses. Their are thousands of …

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Revisiting the vCider SDN Solution Prior to Cisco Acquisition

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Revisiting the vCider SDN Solution Prior to Cisco Acquisition : I never really got a chance to know what vCider brought to the menu of network industry disruption  prior to their recent acquisition by Cisco. Matt Nabors @itsjustrouting and I were talking about vCider the other day and I realized I never knew much about them other than some general concepts and went …

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Why We Expect More From Technology Providers? We Don’t Have a Choice

Thomas Edison and the Phonograph at the White House

Why We Expect More From Technology Providers? We Don’t Have a Choice: Network Architects, engineers and operators is often where the buck stops in the infrastructure world. Our jobs implicitly depend on robust and reliable networks while trying to absorb exponential growth, coupled with flat or even shrinking budgets. We are real world people in Healthcare, Banking, Finance, Government and every …

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Brocade on SDN at Network Field Day

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Brocade on SDN at Network Field Day: I was honored with participating in Network Field Day #4 which had loads of top notch presenters from the biggest names in Networking and IT in the industry today. Each of those organizations have people who believe in the value in open public dialogue with the consumers. This is becoming ever more important as we …

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