RFC 6165 documents the layer-2 related IS-IS extensions. No more excuses along the “TRILL standards are not ready” lines. Are you listening, Brocade and HP?
Data Center Feng Shui: Architecting for Predictable Performance. A nice introductory explanation of advantages of hardware-based forwarding.
When is a Fabric not a Fabric? Juniper continues the “who’s the smartest kid on the block” game. I thought we’re all adults; stop the “bright future” promises and get the products out.
Is Open Compute A Game-Changer? Collection of responses to Facebook’s Open Compute initiative.
APNIC ran out of IPv4 addresses. This went faster than I’ve expected; my last week’s predictions were second half of April.
34 thoughts for 34 years. Good ones. Read, mull over, use, repeat.
Skeptic’s checklist. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. A must-have every time you read a report from an “independent industry analyst” (you know, the T*, G*, L* and I* crowd ... now if only someone could make a nice acronym out of that like PIGS).
Ship it! It doesn’t help if you have a perfect product that you delay forever because it’s missing just one more feature.