I’ve been greatly amused by Cisco’s attempts at thought leadership in the Internet of Things (IoT) space, especially as (so far) they’ve contributed nothing to it. The Internet of things is not the Internet of big things; in a post- Raspberry Pi world, it small sensors matched to simple electronics, controlled by cloud services using open(ish) APIs. None of which, as far as I can tell, have anything to do with Cisco. Continue reading
I was recently approached by a consultancy looking for Software Defined Networking (SDN) migration case studies. I was unable to provide much help; in H2 2014, precious few organisations claim to use SDN in production. However an interesting question was raised, What are the steps to an SDN Migration?
After a couple of days leave I came back to find my inbox full of messages about a marketing campaign which Cisco Networks had put together specifically targeting Juniper by name, claiming they “over-promised, under-delivered” on their QFabric technology.
If you really want a laugh the link is: www(dot)overpromisesunderdelivers(dot)net .
This struck me (and many others) as an odd approach. Cisco has shone the light of publicity on a major competitor on the eve of the launch of a major new piece of technology; QFabric. This forms part of the “Project Stratus” which has been on-going since 2009.