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Traffic Engineering with MPLS – Review

I wanted to review the basics of MPLS and Traffic Engineering (TE) so I went to my favorite networking blog and searched for RSVP and found the following articles: MPLS TE design ( part 1, part 2, part 3 )

Posted in Lab Projects, OpenFlow 1.3, SDN, Tutorials

DevOps essentials: Developer Environment

“90% of coding is debugging, the other 10% is writing bugs.” If you develop any code you know how true this is. This implies the speed you correct bugs is what really dictates your feature release velocity. This relates to a

Posted in No category

Can P4 save Software-Defined Networking?

Now, P4 is gaining momentum due to engagement of big players such as Google and AT&T. P4 has potential to cause a significant change in the industry and deliver on the SDN value-proposition. I’d like to discuss that. In summary,

Posted in Innovation in Academia, SDN, Thoughts & theories

TCP BBR Congestion Control on Mininet

In this post, I demonstrate some benefits of using BBR congestion control and illustrate how easy it is to adopt it by using Mininet as an example. I’m excited to share this post with you guys because it’s been a

Posted in Innovation in Academia, Lab Projects, Mininet

ESPRESSO – More insights into Google’s SDN

Google recently released a paper detailing how it has designed and deployed ESPRESSO: the SDN at the edge of its network. The paper was published at SIGCOMM’17. In the past, Google’s SDN papers have been very insightful and inspiring, so

Posted in Innovation in Academia, SDN

Is vendor lock-in really a big deal?

I’ve recently come across a Datanauts podcast regarding ““Choosing Your Next Infrastructure” ( if you like podcasts, I HIGHLY recommend Packet Pushers, I’m a fan because of their diverse and unbiased content). In this episode, various great considerations on choosing new infrastructure are

Posted in Thoughts & theories

Network Disaggregation – The holy grail?

Tl;DR: Yes The networking industry has seen more innovation in the last decade than in the last 30 years. The popularization of the SDN concept and the release of OpenFlow 1.0 pretty much ignited a flame present in every operator’s mind:

Posted in SDN, Thoughts & theories
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