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

DevStack Openstack Lab

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

openflow-lab

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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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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