My second post on privacy for network engineers is up over at Packet Pushers—
I’m speaking (in person) at NANOG84 on providers and privacy—
Privacy is a hot topic, but there’s little information for the networking professional in this area. This presentation will provide a quick overview and thoughts on the area of privacy aimed at transit provider operations personnel, including packet processing and logging. Note this presentation does not constitute legal advice, but rather just presents general concepts and thoughts from the perspective of a network engineer in an area of interest.
On the 10th of February (next week) I’m participating in a panel discussing—
A networking strategy involving disaggregation deployment, overlay network virtualization, automation, and visibility can remedy the complexities with better utilization and performance and ultimately enable network slicing and self-healing abilities. Cloudification of the network is here, but how far do we need to go, and what is the impact on the hardware?
I’ve kicked off a series over at Packet Pushers on the ; the first installment is up now.
What does privacy have to do with running a network? Quite a bit. For instance, maintaining privacy is one of the most important reasons to take security seriously—the privacy of confidential company information and the privacy of individual network users.
There’s a chapter in my new book on the topic, as well.
I’m sitting with Jeff Doyle and Jeff Tantsura to talk about network complexity on the Between 0x2 Nerds podcast today at 1PM ET today. The link is here—
Join us if you can.
My article on Internet centralization just published over at The Public Discourse—
Most of the Internet’s traffic now flows through the networks of a few large companies rather than a multitude of small transit providers, and the Internet’s physical infrastructure is being reshaped to meet this new reality. But relying on a few providers to host all the content on the Internet makes it possible for just a few companies to shut down entire services or control speech.
On the 28th—in two days—I’m doing a master class over at Juniper on DC fabric disaggregation. I’ll spend some time defining the concept (there are two different ideas we use the word disaggregation to describe), and then consider some of the positive and negative aspects of disaggregation. This is a one hour session, and it’s free. Register here.