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A Cool Load-Balancer

by Andrew Lerner  |  May 5, 2015

My colleagues just published the 2015 iteration of Cool Vendors in Web-Scale Platforms, which profiles five vendors: NGINX Inc., Nirmata, Particular Software, Phusion, and Varnish Software. In particular, there is...

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Networking APIs

by Andrew Lerner  |  April 28, 2015

There has been lot of talk about the need for networking personnel to evolve their skillsets, as open networking, programmable networking, and SDN proliferate.  Do network engineers need to become...

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The Summer of Testing Research

by Tom Murphy  |  April 7, 2015

We have kicked off our next round of research for the software testing tools market.  We are close to publication on a new Market Guide for API Testing and Service...

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Is Brite-Box Switching Rite for Everyone?

by Andrew Lerner  |  February 24, 2015

There's been a lot of activity in the network space around branded white-box ("brite-box") switching lately. We're getting an increasing number of questions from clients about it, so we just published...

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One small step towards blurring the silos...

by Andrew Lerner  |  February 10, 2015

As SDN and related technologies slowly trickle into the mainstream, a recurring theme is that cultural and staffing issues are the biggest challenge (i.e., the technology is surprisingly sound, given...

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Farewell... for now

by Jonah Kowall  |  February 2, 2015

I wanted to wish everyone happy trails. I've decided to move on to a new set of challenges, and in order to do that I must step down from my...

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DevOps 101 for Networking Folks

by Andrew Lerner  |  January 20, 2015

As we get more calls about networking in a “cloud-ish” environment, particularly around SDN and programmable networking, the concept of staffing and DevOps is creeping into more discussions. Not surprisingly,...

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Can you make your containers contain?

by Joerg Fritsch  |  January 8, 2015

Security properties of containers are a largely unexplored field and there is a lot of controversial discussion about whether containers do contain or not. --At times it seems that the...

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What Happens in the Data Center Does Not Stay in the Data Center

by Andrew Lerner  |  December 1, 2014

The Data Center is the epicenter of applications, in essence the center of the IT universe. The infrastructure decisions you make in the data center have wide ranging implications for...

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Facebook's New Data Center Network Design

by Andrew Lerner  |  November 17, 2014

For all the talk about the hyper scale data centers, there hasn’t actually been a ton of  detailed information about how they do the network stuff they do. This week,...

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