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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 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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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 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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Access Control

Yesterday I talked about how upgrades were causing problems for my virtual workplace, but there are other things that can cause more serious problems. In the past, IT organizations have combated network failures by not allowing users to access network … Continue reading

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Updates and Open Source

I don’t know if I’m the only one who is starting to develop an unnatural fear of updates, but there have been a greater number of them lately on Linux platforms. Updates by themselves are not necessarily bad unless they … Continue reading

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