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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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Failure and the Chaos Monkey

Part 1: Failure Isn't an Option Most hyperscalers seem to live in a different world when it comes to failure. The well k...

Fragmentation and IPv6

Are We Moving Back to Fixed Cells? One of the core issues of the argument between Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) and t...

Hyperconvergence in the Network - Part 2

Network Hyperconvergence? In my last article, I discussed hyperconvergence at the network edge—the concept of composable...

The Hyperconvergence Revolution

Part 1 - The Composable System A revolution is taking place at the network edge. In the early days, rack mount computers...

A New Way to Deal with DDoS

DDoS is a Threat to Large and Small Operators Alike Most large scale providers manage Distributed Denial of Service (DDo...

A New Routing Stack Comes to Town

Open Source Routers? In the old westerns (often actually shot in Italy or Mexico, rather than the Western United States)...

CAP and SDN

The Latest in the SDN Series So far in this series on Software Defined Networks (SDNs), I’ve discussed a basic taxonomy ...

Path Computation Element

Part of the SDN Series by Russ White The original Path Computation Element Protocol (PCEP) work dates from the early 200...

Interface to the Routing System: Architecture

An SDN Blog by Russ White The last post on the topic of interface to the routing system (I2RS) discussed use cases; this...

Interface to the Routing System: In the Background

An SDN Blog by Russ White Through this (probably far too long) series on SDNs, we have looked at BGP, Fibbing, and Openf...

Looking at Openflow

An SDN Blog by Russ White Openflow is the “father of software defined networks” in the minds of many engineers. To under...

Fibbing and SDN

Another SDN Blog by Russ White The last post on the topic of SDNs discussed BGP as a southbound interface to control pol...

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