Viodi View

Viodi View – 04/30/22

Viodi finally has liftoff with the purchase of a drone and associated time investment into FAA Part 107 certification. Part 107 certification is necessary for the commercial use (which can include non-revenue work) of the amazing videos this autonomous flying camera captures. It may feel odd to see things (especially oneself – YouTube) from a […]

Silicon Valley History Technology

A College Job and Its Impact on the Direction of Ethernet

It is a given that Ethernet is a fundamental building block of today’s Internet. From local area networks in the 1980s to cable modems in the 1990s to today’s fiber-to-the-home and WiFi networks, Ethernet is a common thread in the evolution of broadband.1 But would there have been a thread if not for the insight […]

Alan Weissberger Software Defined Network

Ethernet Tech Summit Reveals Many Paths to “Open SDN”

  Introduction: “SDN” and “open networking” were very hot topics at last week’s Ethernet Technology Summit in Santa Clara, CA. You might be wondering what SDN has to do with Ethernet, as it’s not specified in any SDN or open networking standards. The answer is that Ethernet is the underlying Layer 1 and 2 (PHY and MAC) […]

Alan Weissberger Cloud Computing Optical Networking Technology

MEF Announces Carrier Ethernet 2.0 & Connection Oriented Ethernet for Private Clouds

Introduction: Last week was a very big one for Carrier Ethernet.  It marked the launch of the Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) Carrier Ethernet 2.0 (CE 2.0) and new announcements at the very informative Ethernet Technology Summit in San Jose, CA.  While the conference theme was “Ethernet everywhere” (with special emphasis on the Data Center), there […]

Alan Weissberger

Infonetics’ Carrier Switch & Router Forecast; “Carrier Ethernet Market is Booming”

Introduction: On February 23rd, 2012 Infonetics Research released excerpts from its fourth quarter 2011 (4Q11) Service Provider Routers and Switches vendor market share report, which analyzes the IP edge router, IP core router, and carrier Ethernet switch (CES) market segments and the manufacturers within them. That same day Infonetics co-founder & principal analyst Michael Howard led off […]