WAN Speak Musings
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WAN Speak Musings – Volume VI
Over the last months, Quocirca has been blogging for Silver Peak System’s independent blog site,
http://www.WANSpeak.com. Here, the blog pieces are brought together as a single report.
Networking in the Year of the Horse
The Chinese New Year ushered in the Year of the Horse
maybe time to have a quick look and see what sort of a horse your network equates to. Just as a bit of fun.
Storing up a load of nonsense
New, small, agile storage vendors are popping up all over the place. Many have exciting technology that is proving to be disruptive in the markets
but they do seem to pushing the limits of truth in many of their marketing messages.
Don’t Sell SLAs To Me —
I Want Outcome Guarantees
Most service level agreements (SLAs) are not worth the paper they are printed on. Failure to meet their terms often just results in a lot of talk to no-one
s benefit. However, using technology to attempt to manage toward guaranteed outcomes is far more intelligent. Can it be done, though?
4 reasons why IPv6 has not taken off
and 3 why it should
IPv6 was first described in full detail at the end of 1998. In the 16 years since, continuous warnings of the end of the Internet as we know it have been bandied about due to how we have completely run out of IPv4 addresses. Somehow, the world has continued
Content Delivery In The Virtual World: If The VICAP Fits, Wear It
Virtual capacity providers (ViCaPs) are emerging that can pool resources across multiple data centres to monetise what spare capacity each data centre owner may have available. As a replacement for a fixed content distribution network (CDN), ViCaPs may be a good approach.
Welcome the Data Scientist, your next CEO
Unless you have been on a different planet, it will have been hard to avoid the hyperbole over the need for data scientists. Indeed, one commentator has stated that your next CEO will come from these ranks of data overlords. However, danger lurks within this space
It seems not that long ago when your choice for an Internet address was a .com, a .co.uk or a similar one. Now, it seems that you can stick pretty much anything at the end of your address. Is this a matter of great flexibility of choice
or just a way for those companies selling and managing internet addresses to make shed loads of money?
Protecting the Digital
Internet purchases continue to accelerate, alongside acceleration in the attacks by blackhats to try and obtain user
s credit card details ramp up. PCI-DSS has been developed to try and make the blackhat
s job harder: but it is not being universally adopted.
Performance Is The First Victim In Application Warfare
Managing Quality of Experience (QoE) for users is increasingly complex, as more and more traffic traverses the same data lines. Identifying the right traffic types and managing them to ensure a suitable QoE is becoming a major market.
It’s the IP, not the IT that matters…
It is tempting to look at all that shiny technology in your data centre and wonder at all the money that has been spent on it. Unfortunately, though, it has little actual worth to the business. What is really valuable is the intellectual property held in the data that is created and stored by that technology.
The internet and a Magna Carta
There have been calls, led by Tim Berners-Lee, for a charter for Internet usage. Although this sounds fine and dandy on the surface, it is highly unlikely that what is being asked for could ever be provided in real life.
Can the Global InterCloud Mesh With The Global Internet?
s launch of its InterCloud platform for use by itself and its partners marks a significant change for Cisco itself
and for the partners. Just what will this mean for all concerned?