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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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The ever changing world

This site is called “The view from Silicon Valley North” and today I would like to reflect on that. I can’t speak for the rest of the world, but the Tech sector in Canada has been in recovery mode for … 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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Contributing to innovation

I’ve been doing a few small hardware projects lately and they have re-kindled my interest in building things for software to run on. I don’t really keep up with advancements in the hardware space, but I have a guy from … 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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The Internet of Things

If you follow technology, you have probably heard of “The Internet of Things” or IOT. This term refers to a future where everything is connected to the Internet for some reason or another. I have no doubt that this will … Continue reading

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The next best thing to open source

We have all benefited from the availability of open source and many of us have contributed to that software pool. Commercial software development exists because it is a simple business model that keeps people employed, or because a specific software … Continue reading

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Round pegs in square holes

As I get older, some would say that I get more crusty [grin]. This may fall in that category, but my argument is that there is nothing wrong with simple and flexible. Put another way, “Round open source products do … Continue reading

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