As a lot of people already know, Cumulus Networks was acquired by Nvidia/Mellanox in 2020, which was very exciting for some, but something of a problem for the customers who had Broadcom ASIC-based switches. Now let’s be clear, Nvidia makes some of the most bad-ass...
A CCIE Gets Fired – Part 1 – Even CCIEs Break Things
Last year I celebrated 20 years of CCIE certification. No one threw me a party, there was no ticker tape parade, hell, if I didn’t rescue the email from my spam folder I wouldn’t have known that it even happened. So I celebrated content that I no longer have to pay $80 every 2 years to Cisco, and then I downloaded a CCIE Lifetime Emeritus logo to put on my LinkedIn page (fancy huh?).
The Benefits of Containerization in SONiC
In the past, most network operating systems were monolithic, but SONiC’s containerization changes all of that!
The Future is Decentralized
Mike Dvorkin is a spiritual father of intent based networking, all things policy. His long standing goal was to consumerize and simplify networking around concepts familiar to applications and platforms people, and bring cloud UX into the world of private, off-cloud infrastructure. Dvorkin was a co-founder of Insieme and co-creator of Cisco ACI and UCS.
How to Select a SONiC Enterprise Support Provider
As hardcore IT engineers, we all love Open Source software. But as network engineers and architects, we’ve previously had few opportunities to use open source in the network infrastructure itself, historically the network devices used proprietary Network...
Thank You Cumulus!
Open Networking with Cumulus Linux was the first time many engineers used a disaggregated system. Today’s Software for Open Networking in the Cloud (SONiC) takes the torch and runs straight into the future.
Kubernetes Eats Network
Kubernetes is one of the most critical platform transitions in the history of computing. Kubernetes is how we deploy, schedule, and operate distributed cloud-native applications. The platform is quickly becoming the de-facto way modern applications deal with cloud infrastructure, including compute, storage, networking, GPU, and DPU resources. In the public cloud, at the edge, or in private environments (private data centers or colocation centers), Kubernetes is everywhere.
The Networking “Aha!” Moment
The future of networking is OPEN.
How fast can you run?
I know that Hedgehog can run pretty darn fast. We have more than a few people who believe we can run fast, too. Hedgehog is a world class team backed by a world class group of investors. We are well financed to build an open network fabric for distributed cloud,...
A fox knows many things, but a hedgehog knows one big thing
Millions of cloud native workloads will deploy on distributed cloud infrastructure with open network fabrics I am writing this blog post to announce my new company Hedgehog, so I might as well talk about hedgehogs. If I’m going to write about hedgehogs I might...