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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OpenFlow, OpenvSwitch and KVM SDN Lab Installation App

Bunker Lab

This OpenFlow, Open vSwitch and KVM SDN Lab Installation App is a python app that will install a few different options at an SDN lab. There are some really nice SDN applications that are coming along that have been open sourced from vendors or the community. Lots of people are really getting interested in understanding what SDN and getting to know …

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OpenvSwitch and OpenFlow Lab Preparation

OpenFlow Lab

  This post OpenvSwitch and OpenFlow Lab Preparation will serve as a base Linux install using virtual machines in VirtualBox a free hypervisor that you can run on your laptop or desktop. Many do not have access to lab gear but would still like to be able to gets hands on experience in learning new technologies. Another important reason to …

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Does the Cost of Cloud IaaS Intersect the Local VM?

Cloud Unicorn Accountant For Hire

Does the Cost of Cloud IaaS Intersect the Local VM? In the 90′s if you were to recommend hosting your corporate email from a provider for cost savings you would probably get laughed out of a job. Today depending on the sensitivity of your data and levels of FUD in your organization suggesting keeping email long term on your premise you …

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IETF Draft – BGP-signaled end-system IP/VPNs Contrail

Control Systems

There is a new IETF Draft – BGP-signaled end-system IP/VPNs draft-marques-l3vpn-end-system submitted for review. It is quite the whose who on the working group of traditional networking vanguard companies like Cisco, Juniper, Infinera, AT&T labs, Verizon and a new comer to the race Contrail. Contrail is an SDN startup with series A funding at $10Mil. There are some of the …

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The Death of the Wired Enterprise Network

Building Distribution Bandwidth

I remember about two years ago having a conversation with my boss and we were speculating on the lifespan of a wired network in an Enterprise campus. We both agreed it would all be driven by the App. Well, thanks to carrier networks being what they are, content, cloud and application providers typically develop to the lowest common denominator bandwidth, …

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Django Installation and First App Tutorial

Python Django Tutorial

Django Installation and First App Tutorial: Django is a powerful web framework written in Python used to create pluggable database driven websites that are complex, but simplified by the abstraction of the Django framework. I am using Ubuntu for this install but beyond it will work for most OS’s. I will configure Django to use sqlite as a database. It …

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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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