Tag Archives: innovation

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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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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The on going network evolution

I’ve been doing a lot of reading lately about NFV and SDN and it seems that all of the players are either in denial, trying to stall competitors or announcing products that are not quite ready for prime time. While … 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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The evolution of SDN

My post today is largely extracted from a talk that Scott Shenker (A professor at Berkley) gave at Stanford last year. I’m going to paraphrase what I got from the talk. Many people have asked me to describe SDN and … Continue reading

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