Alan Weissberger Software Defined Network

Future of Networking: Pica8 Open Networking OS/Protocol Stacks on Bare Metal Switches

Disclaimer: The author has no business relationship with Pica8 or any of the companies he interviews or writes about. Introduction: Tired of all the SDN and network virtualization hype? And that “open” networking has morphed into the new term for “closed, vendor proprietary boxes with a bit of user programmability?” So are we! That’s why […]

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Dan Pitt: How ONF is Accelerating the Open Software Defined Networking (SDN) Movement

Introduction: With so many “SDN” announcements that use proprietary specifications or functionality (e.g. AT&T Netbond and Network on Demand; Cisco,Arista Networks, etc.) many panelists/observers at last week’s Open Networking Summit (ONS) said that “Open is the new Closed” or Open is the new word for Proprietary.” To get to the straight skinny of whether open networking […]

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Highlights of “How Google Works” at the Commonwealth Club of Silicon Valley

Introduction: Google is well-known for its unique philosophy, culture and innovative spirit. From Android smart phones/tablets, wearable devices to self-driving cars, Google continues to push the boundaries of what is possible with technology. On October 2, 2014, Eric Schmidt, Google Executive Chairman and Former CEO, joined co-author and Google Advisor Jonathan Rosenberg to discuss “How Google […]

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Stanford President John Hennessy Educating SBU Alumni on Broad Range of Topics

Moderator’s Comment: I would like to express my utmost gratitude to Professor Hennessy for our 1 hr 35 minute conversation on March 2, 2014, at the SBU Alumni Northern California meeting in Palo Alto, CA.  The Professor treated the audience to an enlightening seminar on many diverse and interesting topics that spanned education, technology and […]

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Informa &Infonetics: Femtocell market gaining critical mass; # of Small Cells surpass Macro Cells

The telecom industry has talked about residential femtocells for years, but the market has not gained traction until recently. One key reason is that many felt WiFi home networks were sufficient for 3G/4G mobile devices. Here’s an article I wrote on this topic over 3 1/2 years ago: For several years, AT&T has been giving […]