A recurring trend in security briefings I’ve taken over the last year is that breaches are assumed. If you don’t assume your infrastructure has been breached, you’re ignorant, and probably willfully so. Ostrich, meet sand. A weird response my brain had to this is to ponder that if we’ve lost the war, why are we still fighting?
As I study software defined networking architectures, I’ve observed that none of them are exactly alike. There are common approaches, but once diving into the details of what’s being done and how, even the common approaches seem to have as many differences as similarities. One of the most interesting elements of SDN architectures is traffic […]
I wrote a piece comparing Cisco ACI & VMware NSX for Network World. I hopefully avoided sensationalizing the issues or making NSX/ACI an either/or situation. I tried to simply break down just what the two SDN approaches do and how they might be of value to organizations. Perhaps the biggest point I hope to make […]
As I continue to read through the tremendous amount of information generated about Cisco ACI, one recurring theme is Cisco’s sensitivity to keeping customer acquisition and operating costs down. One little-talked about but poignant cost in data center deployments is that of cabling and transceivers for 10, 40, and 100 Gigabit Ethernet. Cabling and transceiver […]
Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) Overview. This is the visionary video…the pure marketing video. It’s worth watching because it’s a good framing of the way Cisco sees the challenge of provisioning IT services, and how ACI addresses that challenge. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VZWwjNAiUpI Common Platform: Two Operational Models. Soni Jiandani walks through the ACI value proposition, including […]