Hedge 125: Brooks Westbrook and DC Fabric Design

DC fabric design is more of an art than a science—a lot of factors come into play, such as future growth, lifecycle management, security, and costs. How can network engineers balance these various factors—how do they even know what questions to ask? Brooks Westrbook joins Tom Ammon and Russ White to discuss three- and five-stage DC fabric design, OPEX, CAPEX, and other topics on this episode of the Hedge.

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Hedge 124: Geoff Huston and the State of BGP

Another year of massive growth in the number and speed of connections to the global Internet—what is the impact on the global routing table? Goeff Huston joins Donald Sharp and Russ White to discuss the current state of the BGP table, the changes in the last several years, where things might go, and what all of this means. This is part two of a two part episode.

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Hedge 123: Geoff Huston and the State of BGP

Another year of massive growth in the number and speed of connections to the global Internet—what is the impact on the global routing table? Goeff Huston joins Donald Sharp and Russ White to discuss the current state of the BGP table, the changes in the last several years, where things might go, and what all of this means. This is part one of a two part episode.

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Hedge 121: Computing in the Network with Marie-Jose Montpetit

Can computation be drawn into the network, rather than always being pushed to the edge of the network? Taking content distribution networks as a starting point, the COIN research group is looking at ways to make networks more content and computationally aware, bringing compute into the network itself. Join Alvaro Retana, Marie-Jose Montpetit, and Russ White, as we discuss the ongoing research around computing in the network.

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Hedge 120: Information Centric Networking with Dirk Kutscher

In today’s Internet, packets are at the core of information flows. Routers only know (very minimally) about what is in the packets they’re carrying around. Caching and content distribution networks (CDNs) are used to place information at various locations throughout the ‘net for users to access, making the distribution of this information more efficient. Information Centric Networking “flips the script,” making named information, rather than packets, the core construct of networks.

Join Dirk Kutscher, Alvaro Retana, and Russ White, as they discuss this interesting research area at the future edge of networking. You can find out more about ICN here.

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Hedge 119: Product Marketing with Cathy Gadecki

Marketing is an underappreciated (and even demonized) part of the process in creating and managing networking products. Cathy Gadecki of Juniper joins Russ White and Tom Ammon on this episode of the Hedge to fill in the background and discuss the importance of marketing, and some of the odd corners where marketing impacts product development.

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