This week we’ve posted a reasonably complete draft of our congestion control book, which has reminded us once again what a long and rich history the fi…
This week we’ve been working on our Congestion Control book, which has required me to read lots of papers and RFCs to get my head around all the differ…
Another Study in the Importance of Defining Interfaces
Network verification is starting to have its moment, so I find myself looking back at how important formal models, languages, and verification were in …
Calls to decentralize the Internet have a compelling ring to them. As we noted previously, there are failure risks in having so much dependency on any …
The idea that the data plane and control plane are separable is almost as old as networking. In the Internet, the data plane was defined as part of the…
The idea of decentralization is baked quite firmly into the Internet’s architecture. The definitive paper on the Internet’s original design is David Cl…
We're currently working on an update to our SDN book that expands the coverage of Network Virtualization to a full chapter. That led to some spirited d…
Last month, Larry pointed out that service mesh can be thought of as “SDN for Layer 7”, which got me thinking about how service mesh relates to the tra…
This week we are wading into the discussion around GitOps. One of the topics we have on our queue of potential books to write is cloud operations, and …
We are keen students of history at Systems Approach, LLC, and this week we look back on some of the biggest transformations in networking, and how thos…
A few months back I reconnected with my old Nicira colleague Amar Padmanabhan, who these days is one of the leads on the Magma project. I’ll be getting…