Why does the Enterprise Data Center need EVPN and VXLAN?

IT sits at the core of an enterprise’s digital transformation and bears the burden to provide an on-demand infrastructure that delivers high uptime and agility. The data center becomes the focal point from where this transformation begins and enterprise data center fabrics need to evolve to meet the evolving needs of the business.

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Is SD-WAN the new MPLS?

As SD-WAN adoption matures and moves from “peak of inflated expectation” to “slope of enlightenment”, a question that I hear and many technologist ponder over is whether SD-WAN is the new MPLS. If you asked this question to a distinguished engineer they would violently disagree at a technical level comparing the difference from an OSI […]

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The Network Reliability Engineer’s Manifesto

The industry is at a crossroads. And this isn’t just hyperbole – we as an industry have some decisions to make around what we stand for – as engineers, operators, and architects, and frankly, the people that (sometimes literally) keep the lights on. It’s time to have some real talk.

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Data-Driven Hacks Part 2: How Can You Master the Past to Own the Future?

In my previous blog, I introduced the fact that real time isn’t always enough. In many cases, real-time data leads to reactive decisions. Not very conducive in our ever-evolving digital world. But you’re not alone. I have four hacks—all driven by data—that can help your organization benefit from a vast array of insights.

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Putting Reliability at the Forefront of Network Engineering

In March, I had the pleasure of co-presenting at Open Networking Summit about Network Reliability Engineering, and had several awesome discussions around the conference about the impact automation is having on our industry. How are we supposed to keep up with all of the SDN, NFV, Intent-based Networking, and automation news we see every day.

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Seven Deadly Deceptions of Network Automation

The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions. – Leonardo da Vinci “Network automation does not an automated network make.” Those same words started my formative pieceon DevNetOps. It reasoned that we must elevate DevOps culture, processes and principles above technology, end random acts of network automation, and instead pursue holistically automated network engineering and […]

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The Fourth Network Revolution

We stand in the midst of a technological revolution. The complexity, scale, and more importantly, the pace, are unlike anything humankind has experienced before. The speed of current technological breakthroughs is disrupting almost every industry in every country while the breadth and depth of these disruptions are fundamentally altering the way we live, work, and […]

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