Posts Tagged ‘OpenStack’

Conventional wisdom says that high performance networking needs inflexible hardware based on application specific integrated circuits (ASICs). That same conventional wisdom says that software implemented networks – aka Network Function Virtualization (NFV) – are slow, particularly if implemented on top of the convoluted networking stack in Linux. Snabb Switch defies that conventional wisdom by putting […]

TL;DR Banking CIOs may know about Ubuntu, and be vaguely aware of Canonical, but I’d be surprised if many could explain the difference in commerials versus Red Hat. Meanwhile engineering teams are content to stick with what they have in a combination of clinging to the past and seeking some mythical homogeneity. OpenStack might give […]

This is a cross post from the CohesiveFT corp blog. A friend and former colleague recently asked me, “on the SDN front – anything you’d recommend reading in terms of positioning, and compare/contrast of quantum vs. openflow vs. onePK vs…….?”. This was my reply: OK… based on my limited understanding (I don’t consider myself anything […]

My New Job


I’ve started a new job as CTO for CohesiveFT. It’s a great company with a great team and some great products and services. As I’ve known many of the people since before the company was founded this post could be subtitled ‘a brief history of CohesiveFT’. The people and pre-history Alexis Richardson was the instigator. […]