* Posts by Networking Dude

18 publicly visible posts • joined 22 Nov 2016

Yes, your old iPhone is slowing down: iOS hits brakes on CPUs as batteries wear out

Networking Dude

Big Bro Apple knows whats best for us

It is amazing... When the Mac was introduced, Steve Jobs made fun of IBM as being the Uber force that made everyone conform to their view of computing without complaint or defiance. Now Apple is the Uber force and doing exactly the same thing.

HPE HQ to leave Palo Alto birthplace as it 'consolidates' offices

Networking Dude

Stanford to the Rescue?

Since they are buying everything around them in Palo Alto, why not HP property?? They have enough billionaire alumni to fund it...

You're doing open source wrong, Microsoft tsk-tsk-tsks at Google: Chrome security fixes made public too early

Networking Dude

Finger Wagging

Microsoft gets few chances to "wag their finger" at anyone regarding security patches and holes... Give them an ataboy for this one and let them wag a bit....

Juniper warns of bitter 3rd quarter due to cloud sales crash

Networking Dude

Cloud Vertical

Interesting results will be to see what Arista announces with their results since they are primarily a clodud vertical player in switching and routing. If they continue to post increasing sales, would say that they are taking it out of both Juniper and Cisco's share. And hate to burst Uberseehandel bubble, but the cloud players do not deploy branch security appliances... Dont know where you came to conclusion that cloud verticals problem was branch routing box. Service providers to that one, not cloud providers..

Bloodied and broken AFA pioneer Violin picks itself up and tries again

Networking Dude

Surviving DeNuccio is an accomplishment in itself... Best of Luck in this new world!!

Oldest flying 747 finally grounded, 47 years after first flight

Networking Dude

Still amazing that it lasted for so long.. Like the B-52 from the late 50's and still flying full force...

Facebook's whitebox-all-the-network-things TIP project flexes tentacles

Networking Dude

Re: A nice idea....

Interesting that Facebook is not running FBOSS on this next generation Packet Optical box.. They are turning to SnapRoute, a startup, to make the software, and to Celestica to crank out the hardware... Who are you going to sue?? All facebook did was design a box that others will get sued over.... No Facebook IP on it.. And they are not even committing to using it in their own network.. not the same as their Wedge switching systems which are in production at Facebook and run FBOSS...

HPE's cloud server wasting away on low calorie Microsoft sales

Networking Dude

the large cloud players are looking for pricing directly from the manufacturers of the systems... HPE cannot make money having FoxConn make boxes for microsoft and then passing them through... Watch what happens here. MSFT will go directly to FoxConn for custom built boxes without support from an HP, Dell, et al..

Same thing happening in the networking game. Celestica is gaining share in the 100G switch game against everyone...

ITC upholds finding that Arista infringed on two Cisco patents

Networking Dude

Why now for Cisco

Cisco has had over 18 years to sue every other vendor of networking kit and their chip manufacturers over the ACL in Hardware patent. Why is it that Arista has garnered the honor of Cisco's wrath? Maybe it is just envy? or jealousy? or just trying to make the executives that left Cisco pay for succeeding... Very few have done that successfully but the ones at Arista did...Time to grow up Cisco... Just remember that the CLI that you "patented" you took from Digital VMS and the routing code you tried to steal from Stanford until they caught your founders trying to sell it while still working at Stanford. Pot calling the kettle black...

Juniper emits heavy duty photonic interconnect with a cloudy tinge

Networking Dude

Copied Arista

Looks like Juniper copied what Arista did 6 months ago with the 7500R Coherent line card... Kudos for originality, Juniper!!

Facebook, Google slammed for 'commercial prostitution'

Networking Dude

Facebook and Google will do whatever it takes to make money and satisfy shareholders

Just like the Daily Mail, The National Inquirer, et al that peddle trash and call it news.. It puts eyeballs on their ads where they make money.... And Mark Z has never shied away from doing whatever it takes to put his and Facebooks interests above both his partners and clients. Google does the same thing

Why did Nimble sell and why did HPE buy: We drill into $1.2bn biz deal

Networking Dude

SMB is where NImble is strong

Nimble really came from SMB space where they were strong... They could not break into the big Fortunes due to HP, NTAP, EMC et al so this is like the Aruba move. Aruba was stalled due to large enterprises not giving them a chance, With HP, Nimble will get to the table to show what they can do...

Facebook, Cumulus take on Cisco with 128 ports of open networking iron

Networking Dude

Just at CLOS in a Box

All this is is a bunch of 1RU boxes put into a CLOS fabric. Instead of cables to connect them they use wire traces. Where is the buffering stats on these 128 ports of 100 Gig? Might be great for Facebook but there are many other considerations for a box of this size and throughtput and buffers are a big one...

Arista takes a round off Cisco in long-running legal battle

Networking Dude

The hypocrisy with Cisco in this ENTIRE argument is that they did not even invent the syntax for their CLI. They "appropriated" it from DEC VMS, especially the SHOW commands. And many other vendors in the Mid 80's like Ungermann-Bass and Bridge Communications. They just did not "Invent" it... They took it and did not pay anyone for it..

Violin Memory shares collapse as it files for chapter 11

Networking Dude

Yet another ex Cisco exec fails outside the mothership

Outside of Jayshree Ullal at Arista, not many ex- Senior Cisco execs have been able to do anything outside of the Cisco cocoon. DeNuccio just joins a long list of faliures

Nutanix makes thundering great loss, stock market hardly blinks

Networking Dude

Re: So

The real magic of Nutanix is their software, pure and simple. If risk is on your plate, you can get the Nutanix software on a Dell/EMC platform also. Best software for hyperconverged infrastructure on a top 3 vendor for hardware and service. Easier sell to your C-Suite and could make your justification thesis a bit more elegant for them. And no, I do not work for Dell...The Nutanix hardware is sourced from SuperMicro so there is really no special things about it to justify it

Arista cats escape US quarantine, for now: Customs says it's OK to import networking gear

Networking Dude

Re: so this Arista stuff is good then?

IT works, the software is better, easier to maintain, does not crash and is Devops friendly... A win win for all if you give them a chance... But they dont do wireless access points or POE stuff...

Networking Dude

Cisco still thinks they are going to win the ITC verdcit

Cisco lawyers are Supremely confident that they will win the ITC lawsuit against Arista. And if not, they wlll find something else to sue Arista on. The big one being the MPLS code they developed in record time for the 7500R using most of the software design team of the CIsco 7000 MPLS software team that used to report to Jayshree at Cisco. The lawsuits will never stop between them unless a judge makes them settle.