Data Responsibility: Treat your data like your daughter..

IBM has published in their policy blog, a piece about Data Responsibility. In this, they seek to address the questions about data in the cloud age. First, a personal note. We are lucky to live in a lovely part of the world, with a community that looks out for each other. But even so, when my teenage…

There’s a problem with IPv6 route lookup speed in Linux

The challenge The great thing about IPv6 is its larger IP address space, but this is also its weakness. That larger IP address space needs routing, potentially creating larger routing tables.. This creates larger routing tables, which has an impact on memory and the time taken to search them. Work done by Vincent Bernat shows…

Building Wireshark 2.4.0 for CentOS 7

Some of you might have found the earlier post on Building a Wireshark for CentOS 7. Since then several releases of Wireshark have passed, and now Wireshark has released version 2.4.0 as a stable version. You could skip to the TL;DR version if you just want the application. Don’t forget the release notes! Update: The…

SD-WAN: What are the business benefits?

What are the business benefits of SD-WAN deployment? SD-WAN stands for a Software-Defined Wide Area Network. It simplifies network management. It reduces the cost of the network infrastructure. It provides better network governance. And it is easier to manage the previous generation Hybrid Networking. With 50% of the data in networks now being delivered to…

IP History – a look at what might have been.

We’re approaching the fifth anniversary of the World IPv6 Launch Day. This is reflects the day in which the Internet had a world-wide validation of the IPv6 protocol. IPv6 supports additional hosts, compared with the exhausted IPv4 address space. What led to this IP history, and why are we stuck with a 4 octet address space? IP…

Aryaka State of the WAN Report 2017

Aryaka released their State of the WAN report for 2017 today. This is a report that uses data gathered from over 5000 locations in 63 countries, and reports on the bandwidths in use, the balance of application protocols and the response time between sites. There’s a lot of information in the report, but a few…

Riverbed to acquire Xirrus targets SD-Branch?

Riverbed will acquire WiFi vendor Xirrus, expanding their SD-WAN and WiFi offerings. Both private companies will conclude the deal later this year. This acquisition will broaden Riverbed’s SD-WAN portfolio, providing bolstering of the Ocedo purchase in early 2016. Like Ocedo, Xirrus have a managed WiFi platform, so is this more about the SD-Branch rather than SD-WAN? SD-Branch…