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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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Thursday 3 April 2008

Quick one: Foundry Ironware 3.8 released

For those interested in foundry's RX/MLX/XMR releases, a new version has been released, ironware 3.8
I heard loads of people complaining about Foundry's level of features being way below Cisco's, which was initially true. What I noticed is that development on Ironware is pretty damn fast.

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Thursday 31 January 2008

Winter 2008 Switching collections

It had been a while since CISCO hadn't come with any new switching platform. They had been living on 65xx/76xx for ages, without any significant changes nor anything new against their traditional ethernet switching competitors: Foundry being currently considered as the new switching reference, and Force10 as the most aggressive competitor, with their very dense E-Series

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