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…
In our most recent post we made note of the common pattern of centralized policy input coupled with distributed implementation of policies, and this we…
Security is a topic that we introduced to Computer Networks: A Systems Approach back in the second edition, i.e., in the late 1990s. We took a network-…
This week marks the 13th anniversary of Nick McKeown’s influential paper proposing OpenFlow as an interface to open the network to more innovation. The…
How flexibility drives innovation
Welcome to the first issue of the Systems Approach newsletter. We’ll be sharing our thoughts on networking and related technologies as we work on our S…
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Explaining the Internet: its technology, its architecture, and its evolution