Numerous interesting technical articles I found during the last week:
The loopback interface is always reachable ... or maybe it’s not, depending on your software release. In totally unrelated news, Gartner is telling your CIO how a multi-vendor network reduces the overall costs. Maybe it’s time to factor all the hidden costs in the calculation. BTW, while you’re reading Gartner reports and talking to your vendors, keep this list handy.
Joe Onisick wrote a fantastic Disaster Avoidance introductory article. If you need the basics, this is the first thing you should read. If you need more Data Center Interconnect (DCI) details, register for my DCI webinar.
Dave Alexander has updated his 8Gb FC versus 10Gb FCoE post, making it another must-read item for anyone interested in FC/FCoE debate. The fact that BRCDBreams decided to write a comment including “There is much dispute regarding the future market for FCoE vs. Fibre Channel” makes it even more fun to read.
Marko continues his myth debunking crusade. This week’s target: VLAN 1.
Canadian ISP going crazy – you probably know what my position on the Net Neutrality issue is, but this is plain stupid.
I am positive Gartner told you a while ago that outsourcing will lower your overall costs. For whatever reason, some outsourcing projects turn out the same way as some multi-vendor networks.