Tag Archives: Networking

“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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Nakina Launches a new web site

Hey Readers, Nakina Systems launched a new web site today and it is just the tip of the proverbial ice berg. You can check it out at: http://www.nakinasystems.com The Internet infrastructure is in transition and Nakina has been tracking those … Continue reading

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The importance of state full VNF’s

What’s a VNF you ask? A VNF is a Virtualized Network Function and these things will be a key building block as networks adopt cloud technology. Many hardware vendors (Routers, Policers, Firewalls, etc) are extracting the software from their devices … 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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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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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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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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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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NFV gains traction among telcos and cloud providers

This is a repost of an article from Convergence Asia that I thought would help people understand the difference between NFV and SDN. This article is primarily about NFV. The original post was by Tan Ee Sze. ———————————————————————————————————- Creating micro … Continue reading

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