Network Infrastructure: No Rising Tide to Raise All Ships

The Important 50 years on, the Internet, and broadly speaking networking, are a raging success. Network infrastructure growth is often driven by regional, segment, and technology refresh hotspots, leading to inconsistent aggregate growth across the entire market. This dynamic creates management / leadership challenges. There are some broad-based opportunities like SD-WAN and Security. Quick and…

Will Explainable AI Be The Competitive Battlefront?

The Important The explainability of accurate AI/ML algorithms is an inhibitor to usage Entrepreneurs are stepping into address this problem Explainability may become an area of differentiation in AI/ML solutions Quick and free subscription to the leading Cloud, Network, and Security Newsletter, CloudNetSec from bohcay: link Discussion When I started looking at Artificial Intelligence (AI)…

vNF not NFV

The Important Innovation creates defacto industry standards, industry standards do not create innovation. Cloud-native is state of the art. It is harder than monolithic software, it is harder than a static view of virtual machine-based architectures, but it is what the best of the best do. Only those telcos that go cloud-native are going to…

A Response To “What Went Wrong with NFV: The Operator View”

This post is a specific response to Tom Nolle’s recent blog: What Went Wrong with NFV: The Operator View. I provide a perspective on the points Tom raised, based on my experience leading business model strategy / transformation at a leading Networking supplier, Juniper Networks. Tom’s blog reflects the operator view as articulated by Tom,…

Better Together: hardware and software experiences

Quick and free subscription to the leading Cloud, Network, and Security Newsletter, CloudNetSec from bohcay: link My first car was a “sin bin” that never saw any action (hey, shoot for the moon right?). My second car was a straight six, tuned length extractors, aluminum head, and three side draft, double-barrel, 45 mil, DCOE Webers….

5G, Cisco, The Important

The Important Do the fortunes of 5G rest on Enterprise solutions? Which vendors are best positioned to execute on Enterprise solutions? These are the kinds of questions scenario planners should be asking Quick and free subscription to the leading Cloud, Network, and Security Newsletter, CloudNetSec from bohcay: link Discussion I’ve worked with a couple of…

Huawei and the terrible conflict we feel

UPDATE – NOT LONG AFTER THIS BLOG WAS PUBLISHED THE IEEE REVERSED ITS DECISION TO BAN HUAWEI EMPLOYEES FROM REVIEWING PAPERS. If you work in tech, you a) work in global markets b) probably believe the best tech should win, even if you concede it does not always, and c) identity with political movements that…

Networking Epochs from Mainframes to NaaS

The Important After decades of Internet and Cloud infrastructure innovation / investment, the networking world turns its eyes to Enterprise Routing, and more generally, Enterprise networking. The tip of the spear is SD-WAN, but Network-as-a-Service (Subscription) is the larger theme, with multicloud also part of the mix. This presents Enterprise Networking disruption potential, though Cisco…

Network vs Cloud Service Providers

The Important The core of a Network Service Provider’s business in network services The core of a Cloud Service Provider’s business is cloud services This difference in focus drives different requirements for suppliers Quick and free subscription to the leading Cloud, Network, and Security Newsletter, CloudNetSec from bohcay: link Discussion Network service providers (NSPs) add…