Software Defined “Anything” is a common thread amongst the networking community these days. We have Software Defined Data Center (SDDC), Software Defined WAN (SD-WAN), Software Defined Network Security (SDNS), and now we are actually seeing Cisco move us into the Software Defined Access Layer (SD-Access). This latest announcement of SD-Access falls under the Intent-based … [Read more...] about Cisco SDA – Moving Software Defined to the Access Layer
I came across a dilemma the other day. Basically I needed to spin up a quick router for the lab and didn't want to consume the resources that something like a Cisco CSR 1000v would require. I know I can use OpenWRT and PFSense but I wanted something else. My good buddy Jody Lemoine reminded me of VyOS, a fork of the Vyatta Core which was discontinued a few years back1. … [Read more...] about VyOS in a Pinch
Every year thousands of networking professionals converge on a chosen city in attendance of Cisco Live. For many Cisco Live is about learning. For others its about the relationships made. In fact, Cisco Live can be so many things all rolled up into a single week, that a single article on the event couldn't possibly explain it. I don't intend to either. … [Read more...] about Three Things To Look Forward To At Cisco Live
IP Infusion is one of those companies that's been around for a long time now, but you may not have heard of them. This is despite the fact that the company was founded in 1999 by Kunihiro Ishiguro and their product is based on the open-source routing software known as Zebra. Some of you may have used Zebra in the past. It was forked in 2002 and we now hear a lot about that … [Read more...] about Who is IP Infusion and Why Have You Never Heard of Them?