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RFC Series (Part 7)

You Can Always Add Another Layer of Indirection (RFC1925, Rule 6a) Many within the network engineering community have he...

The Best Thing Packet Networks Can Do

Imagine you had the choice between watching your favorite band at the local bar, or seeing a good ‘cover’ band playing s...

Technologies that Didn’t

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

Where Does OTN Fit in an All-IP Network?

Orange Plans to Transition to an All-IP Network Those familiar with France’s Orange and their stated goal to transition ...

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

Infinite Bandwidth Engine

It is indisputable that we are in the midst of exponential bandwidth growth. By by 2021, public and private Internet tra...

IP Transport Goes Back to the Future

To Supercharge Service Delivery Over the last decade or so IP has become the ubiquitous mechanism for supporting service...

IP Meets Software

Take Aways from MPLS+SDN+NFV World Congress 2018 A few weeks ago I was at the 20th edition of MPLS + SDN + NFV World 201...

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...

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)...

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