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Sunday 14 September 2008

Been there, done that... (chimeras of the network engineering)

I don't work in internet architecture anymore. Call it growing old, call it going the easy way, on the whole, I was ready for a change, I was offered change, I signed for it. Still, I will under no circumstance give up digging on network tech news in the industry to keep up with sharpening my vision of the technological ecosystem. Although I'm done (for the moment) with being a grease monkey, I need that technical background to do whatever I'm doing right now.
Now that I'm on the other side of the fence, I'd like to share with the very few out there following my nerdy posts some of the frustrations I've been accumulating over my past Internet Engineering years.
This oughta be fun

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Sunday 30 March 2008

Google's secret 10G Ethernet Switches ?

I recently read an article mentioning Google was actually manufacturing switches of its own, for 10G Server Distribution in their datacenters. I found the article on Nyquist Capital , which actually based their assumption on tracing the massive purchase of SFP+ components in the optics market. From what we can learn, Google has around 450.000 servers in its "Google Grid", spreaded over the many datacenters they own and rent.

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