Bigfoot - Inband Network Telemetry

Bigfoot - Inband Network Telemetry

Inband Network Telemetry (“INT”) is a framework designed to allow the collection and reporting of network state, by the data plane, without requiring intervention or work by the control plane. In the INT architectural model, packets contain header fields that are interpreted as “telemetry instructions” by network devices[1]. What
Immersed Computing

Immersed Computing

After getting back from the Cloud Expo 2017 today, Asperitas has to win the prize for innovation around their Immersed Computing. In short Immersed Computing allows you to cool your servers using a special oil. Heat is dispersed to the oil, which is then water cooled. Want to know more?
What is Libvirt?

What is Libvirt?

libvirt is an open source API, daemon and management tool for managing platform virtualization. It can be used to manage KVM, Xen, VMware ESX, QEMU and other virtualization technologies. These APIs are widely used in the orchestration layer of hypervisors in the development of a cloud-based solution[1]. Fig 1
CCIE Tip - Cisco Reference for Ports and Addresses

CCIE Tip - Cisco Reference for Ports and Addresses

A small tip I learnt the other day was around an extremely useful reference page on Cisco.com, containing all ports and address range details. Why does this matter? Well, within the CCIE Lab exams you are permitted access to the Cisco online material only. So if you can master
The Cisco Atom Bomb

The Cisco Atom Bomb

Last week saw the announcement from Cisco, warning that an electronic component used in versions of its routing, optical networking, security and switch products prior to November 16, 2016 is unreliable – and may fail in the next year and a half, rendering affected hardware permanently inoperable [1]. Marvelous ! So what
Norton Core Router

Norton Core Router

Now that iPhone sales are going up, desktop sales are going down, Symantec have come up with the Norton Core Router. Other then the subscription it looks like a good idea. Funky design as well. Would certainly like to see how it runs in real-life. Check out the video, If
Lego, Its Come a Long Way...

Lego, Its Come a Long Way...

I have to admit, its been a long time since I have looked into the world of lego. However after a trip to Sainsbury, something caught my eye. A lego Doc Scott ! This got me thinking what other lego do they now do, What about the hoverboard. Well, Ok ok,
How to gain control of your free time

How to gain control of your free time

There are 168 hours in each week. How do we find time for what matters most?[1] Saw this earlier, a must watch... [1] https://www.ted.com/talk/laura_vanderkam_how_to_gain_control_of_your_free_time Image (Home Page) - https://cdn.pixabay.com