Category Archives: Internet Access

If a tree falls in a forest; If a packet crosses a network

Some observations of late: The only reason to have a network is so that application traffic can traverse it. The days of network engineers being able to keep up by typing IOS commands are quickly coming to an end Network … Continue reading

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Seriously – SDN is going to explode

I recently joined CFN Services (check it out – despite my new bias – cool stuff :).  At CFN Software Defined Infrastructure (SDI) is a massive topic.  Our CEO, Mark Casey (LinkedIn), talks about how prevalent dematerialization is.  Below, Peter … Continue reading

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SDI, SDN, NFV, SDWAN (or Lions and Tigers and Bears, OH MY!)

I was a networking person as an intern in college and during my time in the Marine Corps.  When I left active duty I crossed over to the software side of things.  I’m pretty good at technical things and a … Continue reading

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What we want in an airline lounge

Dear Airline CEO(s): I also realize times are tough and that you have to charge for many service components a la carte; things that your customers formerly assumed were “part of the deal.”  One of the appropriate a la carte … Continue reading

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Working remotely: Ugly/Bad/Good

The last thirty days has given us a lot of snow (at least by Virginia standards) and higher-than-usual incidence of colds/flus/sick colleagues.  Between the snow, ice, and sick days we’ve had a lot of remote working days.  The concentration of … Continue reading

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FIOS

Verizon has finally seen it fit to offer FIOS in my subdivision! We (and many other households in the area) have been waiting for this for at least three years when rumors of FIOS in Fredericksburg first started swirling.

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