Can Puppet Solve the Network Configuration Dilemma?


In recent months both Cisco and Juniper have been talking about Puppet. In February, Juniper announced an early adopter release of Puppet for Junos OS. At the Network Field Day event, Cisco demonstrated onePK + Puppet. When I hear Puppet, I think sys admin not network operator. Why then the growing buzz around Puppet and [...]



By | April 12th, 2013|IT Management, Network Management, Tracy Corbo|0 Comments

Juniper Announces Their SDN Strategy – But the Better Story is about Licensing


Juniper’s SDN strategy is well thought out and is not dissimilar to Cisco’s approach in that they are looking to make their network equipment less rigid and more flexible and adaptable. Oh and I do look forward to hearing more about the plans for “centralizing the appropriate aspects of the management, services and control software [...]



By | January 22nd, 2013|IT Management, Network Management, Tracy Corbo|0 Comments

5 Network Management Resolutions for 2013


For the third year in a row, I will resist the temptation to predict the future of network management, and instead will recommend key focus points that network engineering, management, and operations professionals should keep in mind looking ahead. Last year’s resolutions dealt with cloud, converged infrastructure, VDI, application awareness, and making the shift from [...]



By | January 9th, 2013|IT Management, Jim Frey, Network Management|0 Comments

Responsible SDN – Seeking Sanity Amidst the Hype


Few would disagree that the greatest disruptive shockwave the networking sector has seen in many years is SDN, or Software-Defined Networks.  It has the potential to turn traditional networking best practices upside down and to revolutionize the way we plan, deploy, and operate networks.  SDN is perceived by some as a huge threat and by [...]



By | November 30th, 2012|IT Management, Jim Frey, Network Management|0 Comments

Cisco Trades In ACE ADC for Citrix NetScaler


In Barcelona, Spain at the Citrix Synergy conference, Cisco and Citrix announced an expansion of their current partnership, built around desktop virtualization, into three new areas including:  cloud networking, cloud orchestration, and mobile workstyles. The expanded partnership will include a significant investment in people and resources to develop the technology, provide integration, and validation of [...]



By | October 22nd, 2012|IT Management, Network Management, Tracy Corbo|0 Comments
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