Who have Cisco bought? Place bets now!
Better Internet Speed Testing, applying SLA maths to your Network Designs, big Cisco news and memories of the old PHP mascot
Just as well we post on Fridays to catch the big Cisco news - thanks for holding off for us, Chuck 👍. Let’s dive in; ⬇️
Designing WAN Availability explores common Network WAN architectures, including how to provably apply those pesky SLA figures
you signed up forthat were slipped in to the requirements to your topology
A closer look at TCP Maximum Segment Sizes in the wild confirms what you’ve always suspected about MSS and MTU; anything over roughly 1300ish on the WAN Tunnel badlands (👋 Yo, GRE, how you doin’?) and you’re in for an interesting ride
NetBird combines a configuration-free peer-to-peer private network and a centralized access control system and looks to be a great alternative to MacGyver’ing together WireGuard, string and glue to make a decent SD-WAN-like solution for your Home Lab or Small Business
Internet.nl is like a Speed Test on steroids which also scans for DNSSEC compliance, IPv6 reachability and more than the usual Browser Speed Tester
Every Billable Hour is Amateur Hour hits on the important differences between Contracting and Contracting, and the reasons tactical profiteering won’t help a freelancer in the long run
Automating the Enterprise - A Series on Whether You Actually Should should be an interesting diatribe on the “script it, do it?” issues faced in deciding whether to Automate something or JFDI and the trade-offs between these
Why Your CPU-Based Utilisation Metric is Absolute Nonsense resounds with us - the infamous triangle of Compute, Storage and Disk is a three-way not a one-way
Cisco to Acquire Splunk wasn’t something we had on our 2023 Predictor, but is a great move for Cisco in the observability space they’re not known for (give ‘em a wave, CiscoWorks 🤡, they’re M People-ing on up)
Results of Major Technical Investigations for Storm-0558 Key Acquisition gives a more detailed breakdown into the Microsoft hack that allowed various Azure and Office365 resources, emails and other data for Government to be pilfered
AWS shuts down its first-gen compute and network infrastructure and finally kills off the VPC-less EC2 “Classic”
That’s all for this week, but if you have any tip-offs or tidbits you’d like us to feature then please feel free to let us know at email@example.com and we’ll see if we can add them in 💬.
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