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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 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...

Is Networking a Commodity?

In my last post, I left you with a simple point: When choosing a solution, the right solution is the one that supports t...

The Best Decisions

Business or Technology? A long time ago, when I worked for a major vendor’s escalation team, I was called into a custome...

The Value of History

History of Networking The Network Collective has now recorded 18 segments featuring the origins of a technology; many fu...

Why is it Time to Rethink the Firewall?

In January of 1995, Network Translation’s PIX firewall received the “hot product of the year” award from Data Communicat...

The Value of Meshiness

The Benefits of Dim Fiber Services Whenever I walk into one of my daughter’s rooms, I always think “wow, this is really ...

The Value of MANRS

For the Improvement of Your Security Stance Route leaks and Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks have been in th...

Failure and the Chaos Monkey

Part 2: Why Failure Is a Critical Requirement The lessons of trying to prevent failures, rather than live with them, is ...

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...

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