Do you need large buffers in data center switches or not? If you’re a vendor your take obviously depends on whether you have them or not, and then there are people saying “it’s bullshit” (mostly agree) and “look, I have a shinier toy” (get lost).
Unfortunately, it’s really hard to get someone who would know what he’s talking about, and be relatively unbiased. JR Rivers probably fits the bill – he spent decades with Ethernet hardware, and (working for a software-only company) has no axe to grind.
He was kind enough to agree to do a short webinar on data center switching, buffers and drops… and decided to do it for free. All you have to do is to register (ASAP – the number of seats is limited).