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Russ White

Russ White

Russ White has more than twenty years' experience in designing, deploying, breaking, and troubleshooting large scale networks. Russ is currently a member of the Architecture Team at LinkedIn, where he works on next generation data center designs, complexity, and security. His most recent books are The Art of Network Architecture and Navigating Network Complexity.

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Technologies that Didn’t

Part 8 - Dial Banks In the early 1990’s, several large network equipment vendors sold equipment targeted at large scale ...

Middleware

Straddling the legacy/next-gen divide In the 1980’s, the computing world faced a major problem. Many applications, inclu...

Technologies that Didn’t

Part 7 - x.400 mail system Have you ever decided you needed to contact someone in another area of the world, only to dis...

Technologies that Didn’t

Part 6: LDAP and the Global Directories One of the most important features of the Network Operating Systems, like Banyan...

Technologies that Didn’t

ARCnet In the late 1980’s, I worked at a small value added reseller (VAR) around New York City. While we deployed a lot ...

Technologies that Didn’t

Part 4: Asynchronous Transfer Mode One of the common myths of the networking world is there were no “real” networks befo...

Technologies that Didn’t

Part 3: Network Operating Systems For those with a long memory—no, even longer than that—there were once things called N...

Technologies that Didn’t

Part 2: The Open Systems Interconnect Suite (OSI Suite) As in every industry, the telecoms industry has its share of ups...

Technologies That Didn’t

Part 1 - The Fiber Distributed Data Interface (FDDI) RFC 1925, rule 11, reminds us that: “Every old idea will be propose...

The Future of Networks: Intent?

Or What Does Intent Based Networking Actually Mean? For this final post on the transformation of networking, it is time ...

New Design Mindset

DevOps Configuring and Managing Networks More Quickly Returning to the beginning of this short series on network transfo...

Two Kinds of Design

A Question of Method or Mindset? In this series I was asked by ECI to talk about telco transformation. For me, telco tra...

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