I spent some time in the security field, focusing on what the industry calls “intrusion prevention.” But, honestly, prevention is somewhat of an optimism since intrusion is almost a given. As a real-world perspective, at a major IT vendor I worked at what was the largest datacenter complex in the world at that time. There, I discovered a crucial fact – manual errors can enable circumvention of even the most sophisticated systems. In fact, IBM’s annual security reports detail th [...]
A very informative book, Inside the Tornado by Geoffrey Moore, describes how companies can survive and ideally leverage hyper-growth markets. While Software Defined Networking (SDN) is not yet in hyper-growth mode, there are powerful forces accelerating its overall velocity in the market. While each force exerts its own influence, it also increases the impact of other forces as shown in the figure.
Three forces acting to accelerate the SDN market [...]
Oh mighty appliance that shines at the Top of Rack
Thou acronym be spoken in awe
Protect us from intruders with your dynamic policies
Your form factor may be small, but your features are great
When all else fails, your lights remain
From now until eternity, at layer 2 and layer 3
My one and only… 7850 Virtualized Services Gateway
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The growing popularity of VXLAN as an overlay networking protocol has given rise to a number of hardware gateway products. Many vendors use the Broa [...]
I grew up “4-wheeling” in the deserts of southern New Mexico. A dedicated 4-wheeler will tell you that every vehicle has a threshold for a sideways rollover. And, it’s usually different from what the books say. Many drivers have scars from finding their vehicle’s threshold!
When you implement Software Defined Networking / Overlay Virtual Networks into an Enterprise or Service Provider environment without designing for scalability, it’s like hitting the dunes without knowing your veh [...]
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Lack of sleep due to jetlag can have many side effects. One of them is the random thoughts that pop up into your head when you are staring at the ceiling in a dark, luxurious hotel room. The accumulation of random thoughts is a boon to mankind – well, kind of. You could discover a totally ground breaking [...]
While much of the cloud industry's focus and marketing dollars (ours included) have been going towards that "other" open source cloud system, Apache CloudStack has been quietly advancing their project and gaining mindshare. And while it's pointless to argue that one cloud platform is better than another (let's call a truce in the "cloud wars", people), it's hard to ignore the significant number of production clouds that are running Apache CloudStack today.
Since Nuage Networks is committed to [...]
As always, the OpenStack Summit presents one challenge. How to choose from so many excellent presentations and topics, whilst many are on at the same time! Nevertheless, we prevail and hopefully attend the session that really offers some excellent food for thought, generating healthy discussion over a glass of Pinot Blanc at the <insert vendor name here> function! : )
I offer to be of some assistance in selecting from the multitude of sessions to choose from.
Why is OpenStack imp [...]
Over the last months there has been a lot of discussion in the community regarding the viability and scalability of Neutron. We set out to prove whether scale is actually a concern, especially when Neutron is supported by an SDN system such as the Nuage VSP. Some previous attempts to prove scale with Neutron  were either abandoned or reduced in scope.
Neutron is composed of two components: the Neutron server that implements the north bound API, and the reference implementation based on M [...]
If you'll be at OpenStack Paris, let's connect. Here is information on our location and sessions.
If you're not attending, keep in touch on social media for sharing and engagement. You may connect with us realtime on Twitter: @nuagenetworks and participate live during the Summit via Tweets and DMs. Hashtag: #OpenStack
Booth: #D3, Level 1
Virtualized Service Provider Product Demo. To whet your appetite, take a look at the NFD8 session held in September!
We’d love to see you a [...]
In many ways, blogs are like country music. There is one theme per song – typically the truck breaks, the dog dies, or true love is found – and a few minutes to get the theme across. In blogs, you only get a few paragraphs to articulate how the industry is broken, how a particular technology dog won’t hunt, or how partner work can lead to great things! Which leads me to follow on the Part I blog with part II about Oracle and Nuage Networks. Nuage Networks’ SDN approach extends all the wa [...]