Creating services within the networking fabric, Is Network a viable platform for creation of services?

How many times have we've faced a situation where a networking platform (such as a router, switch, or an appliance) does not inherently provide all the services that we need to be able to successfully deploy it in a given...

Next-Generation Firewall Service - What are the necessary pieces here?

Well, the reality is that view that we have of anything as next-generation is a moving target. our view for that entity changes over time, largely fueled by innovation (and in some ways the service packaging). In this blog entry,...

L4-L7 Service Deployment, How big is that a problem?

Deploying services in an Enterprise or SP (for their customers, either via hosted, managed) is an absolute reality and something that has tendency to disrupt the network topology (think of deploying a Layer 3 / Routed Firewall, which...

Locator / ID Separation Protocol (LISP) - How soon would you like to see it deployed?

No, this post is not about the LISP programming language... it's rather about the locator/id separation protocol proposed by four Cisco engineers at the IETF forum for "Experimental" track couple of years ago! Excerpt from their...

Business Intelligence and WAN Optimization Services - Does the combo make sense?

Background: Need for combining WAN optimization techniques with bandwidth management. I am personally quite convinced that WAN optimization functionality alone cannot solve the problem of congested WAN link! • Several companies are...

Cisco ASR 1000 Series Routers: Service-Richness and Routing Innovation in a single package

Historically, performance in the range of 10 to 40 Gbps with IP services has only been achieved using custom-designed ASICs. The advantage of that approach is that you can realize high performance and scale for which the ASIC was...

Hello World!

Hi Folks, introducing myself, hopefully, I will be posting some interesting topics over the month of October!

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