Worth Reading: BGP, RPKI, and MANRS–2020 in review

17 February 2021


Was there also rapid growth in the Internet routing table? Every year, Geoff Huston, Chief Scientist at APNIC, summarizes the behaviour of the Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) over the past year and makes fascinating observations.

Worth Reading: Impact of Centralized Control Plane Partitioning

17 February 2021


He therefore focused on the specific case of centralized control plane (read: an equivalent of a stackable switch) with distributed controller cluster (read: switch stack spread across multiple locations).

Worth Reading: How to Size Firewalls in a Public Cloud

16 February 2021


In our white paper, “How to Measure Performance of a Virtual Firewall Across Public Clouds,” we explore the six critical parameters needed for measuring a virtual firewall’s performance. Essential among them is an understanding of the virtual firewall’s architecture.

Worth Reading: Google’s mega-capacity new transatlantic submarine cable is ready for action

16 February 2021


Google’s Transatlantic Dunant submarine cable system is ready for service, almost two-and-a-half years after announcing the project to bolster network capacity and resilience for Google Cloud customers.

Worth Reading: Reduce requests to critical DNS zones with LocalRoot

15 February 2021


When an ISP’s DNS resolver starts up, it contains only information about how to bootstrap the DNS resolution process. Specifically, it only starts with a list of DNS service identities and addresses for where the ‘root’ of the DNS can be reached, also known as the Root Server System (RSS).

Worth Reading: Exploring EVPN-VXLAN Overlay Architectures – Data Center Interconnect (DCI)

15 February 2021


It’s really not complicated – when multiple data centers are in use, it is a common requirement to interconnect them. For data centers using EVPN-VXLAN, enabling DCI functionality also using EVPN-VXLAN is a good choice as it provides a common protocol across the entire network.

Worth Reading: What Will 2021 Have Install for the ICT Industry?

11 February 2021


While 2021 will remain a year with lots of uncertainties, at the same time, we can say that the pandemic has not affected the information and communications technology (ICT) industry in any significant way.

Worth Reading: Tackling the Catch-22 of IPv6 enterprise uptake

11 February 2021


Quite a few ISPs in the Asia Pacific region have embraced IPv6. Some even have an IPv6-only backbone! On the other hand, ‘bricks-and-mortar’ enterprises (banks, insurance companies, government agencies, and so forth) have been slow to adopt IPv6.

Worth Reading: 7 ways open source was essential to business in 2020

10 February 2021


The COVID-19 pandemic created many new challenges for businesses in 2020 as they rapidly moved non-essential workers to remote operations. However, it also created tremendous opportunities for innovation as people searched for effective ways to work and collaborate virtually.

Worth Reading: Understanding State Distribution in Junos OS® Evolved

10 February 2021


From its very inception, the cloud optimized Junos OS® Evolved network operating system (NOS) was intended to simplify network operations. Based on cloud principles, it was engineered with visibility, open programmability and simplicity to facilitate network infrastructure at cloud scale.