It's Virtually Pain-Free: Netflow and Cisco's Nexus 1000V

Those of you who also read Brad Reese's blog here will recall that from time-to-time, he'd feature a choice and timely piece of information regarding NetFlow and other aspects of router/switch configuration. Just as Cisco breaks...

04/21/2010

Hands On: What can Cisco do for and against network neutrality?

Network neutrality has been very much in the news lately, all the sides both for and against loudly stating their positions vis-a-vis the appellate court decision, and whether it reinforces their position or their opponents. (Should...

04/16/2010

Cisco's next wave hits the beach!

It's probably dispiriting to Cisco's marketing department to have two major product announcements in 3 weeks greeted with the sound of shoulders creaking as the tech community collectively shrugged. The new additions to the Nexus...

04/08/2010

For an industry concerned with communications, we sure do a lousy job of it

I was reading around the site, and came across Mike Morris' latest post. For an industry concerned with communications, we sure do a lousy job of it. I've used that phrase at one job site or another a lot over the past couple of...

03/31/2010

Is Cisco 'Too Big To Fail'?

Is Cisco 'Too Big To Fail'? Companies come and go all the time, due to lots of factors. Economic, political, legislative, all reasons why a vendor is here today, and gone before close of business tomorrow. What impact would...

03/26/2010

Lessons learned from a long IT career

In a career that has, so far, spanned about 30 years, I've watched IP and networking change significantly over the years. A few readers have asked me about my background, pointing out that my glib biography posted to the right...

03/23/2010

Friday Foray: Where I identify myself and what I stand for professionally.

What do you mean I have to introduce myself?! Isn't it patently obvious that I'm a networking genius, capable of fixing problems with either hardware, software or firmware by looking at it cross-eyed? Am I not a paragon of...

03/19/2010

Penetration Test:  Cisco's driving new markets and we all go along for the ride.

It's no secret that the center of Cisco's business development strategy is M&A (mergers & acquisitions). Over the past decade, 2000-2009, they acquired 89 firms, (two of which they already had majority control over) across...

03/16/2010

A classless action? Attorney sues Cisco, others for patent infringement on IPTV, other devices

Thomas Simonian is not tilting against windmills in this Illinois district court.  He brought a shotgun, and one of his targets on February 25 was Cisco Systems, along with six other corporations, accusing them all of patent...

03/11/2010

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