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What’s New?

Hey Reader’s It’s been a while. Looks like I have not written a post since last February. This does not mean that the world has stopped spinning, in fact things are moving as fast as ever in Silicon Vally North. … Continue reading

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“A glimpse into the future” … a networking story …

Since I fancy myself somewhat of a science fiction writer, I decided to write about what could happen in the near future. The diagram (above)¬†shows the proposed architecture for¬†network Management and Orchestration (MANO). Note that although SDN is not specifically … Continue reading

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Is there a future for cable TV?

The term “Cut the cord” originated with telephony, but has found application in the cable industry as well. It seems that people don’t like being wired to things. I suspect that when technology evolves to the point where homes can … Continue reading

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Support Problems

A couple of days ago, I was having problems with an app on my iPhone, so I contacted the manufacturer. I just happen to know a developer there, so I contacted him at the same time. He asked me to … Continue reading

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What is MANO

The winds of change are blowing through the Internet in response to the introduction of SDN and NFV. Software Defined Networking (SDN) promises to upgrade the core with an order of magnitude change in throughput and programmability. Network Function Virtualization … Continue reading

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What is Yang?

YANG is a way to model data that will be used by the NETCONF protocol and NETCONF is a standard way to manage network elements (NE’s). Programming languages have BNF’s that define how the languages work which allows programmers to … Continue reading

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What is TOSCA?

TOSCA was brought up in an online discussion recently, so I had to go away and figure out what it is all about. TOSCA stands for Topology and Orchestration Specification for Cloud Applications. I managed to extract the following from … Continue reading

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To RIP or Not to RIP?

This post is going to be a networking refresher with a look at several routing protocols and their history. RIP or Router Information Protocol was initially described in RFC1058 published in 1988. There have been several updates / versions since … Continue reading

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What is a VIM?

In the new world that is the Internet Of Things (IOT), the sky is not clear, but filled with clouds (metaphorically speaking). My current focus has me doing research into OpenStack, Network Function Virtualization (NFV) and Software Defined Networking (SDN). … Continue reading

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“You work with me, not for me.”

The topic today is another quote from Sir Terry. A number of years ago I celebrated a milestone by buying Terry a custom coffee mug. When he asked what it was for, I mentioned that I had worked for him … Continue reading

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