How do CDNs work with Anycast based DNS servers?

When it comes to Content Delivery Networks (CDNs), there is something that has always puzzled me; How do CDNs work with Anycast based DNS servers? Background For example, the way in which CDNs function is to serve content from nodes closest to the client. CDNs determine the closest node to…

Read More

Juniper Releases FREE Network Automation Labs

For those of you starting out on your network automation journey, then this is for you. The great guys at Juniper have released a set of free network automation labs at https://labs.networkreliability.engineering/. As they state, NRE Labs is a no-strings-attached, community-centered initiative to bring the skills of…

Read More

NSX vSphere 6.4.1+ Licensing Updates

VMware recently announced changes to the NSX portfolio (the new NSX pillars shown below), introducing new NSX product pillars, on in other words a rebrand on the previous NSX product set. Figure 1: NSX Portfolio However, when it comes to licensing, it is good to know that the previous licensing…

Read More

ETSI Magazine - Issue #1 Just Released

The European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI), have just released issue #1 of their new magazine. For those of you who may not have heard of ETSI, they are an independent, not-for-profit, standardization organization in the telecommunications industry. This includes standards such as the NFV MANO framework. For those of you…

Read More