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Postapocalyptic Networks

November 20, 2020

Just imagine the current situation continues well into the foreseeable future—let’s merge reality with a little fiction. The apocalypse is over, but life has changed permanently. This means we’re going to wear masks in public transport, shops, and restaurants and follow sports events on …



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Syslog – The Blue-collar Worker of the Data Center

June 15, 2018

Striking a balance between good visibility into infrastructure events and too much noise is difficult. I’ve worked in plenty of enterprise environments where multiple tools are deployed (often covering the same infrastructure elements) to monitor for critical infrastructure events. They are frequently deployed with …


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SNMP – It’s Not a Trap!

June 14, 2018

The Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) has been a key part of managing network devices in the data center for some time. It really is a pretty simple protocol to work with (hence the name), and I think it’s underrated as a key tool …