February 21, 2017
Saving Your Bacon: When Traceroute Fails
When providing network services to large and globally dispersed enterprises, two of your major blind spots (among others) are the inability to trace r...
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February 14, 2017
Navel-Gazing Won’t Lead to Transformation
Two weeks ago, I noted that change isn’t required in business, but neither is survival. Let’s assume you’re interested in survival. You may have...
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February 7, 2017
SDN Use Cases: Run Networks Hotter
Service providers tend to be early adopters who lead the way deploying new networking technologies. In particular, their creative and resourceful appr...
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January 31, 2017
The (Network) Times They Are a Changin’
Change is difficult, frightening, and often fraught with risk. Regardless, no matter what our job titles are, our employers need us to embrace the rol...
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January 25, 2017
SDN Product of the Year Goes to Packet Design
Our SDN MANO Platform just won a 2016 SDN Product of the Year Award from TMC, which honors innovation in the field. As they stated in their announceme...
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January 18, 2017
The Need for Real-Time Route Analytics
One of the most critical responsibilities for network engineers is to ensure that the network is routing packets as intended. IP routing protocols, in...
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January 10, 2017
Life In the Control Plane: Diagnosing Layer 3 VPN Connectivity and Performance Issues
Packet Design’s use by many of the world’s largest service providers and network operators gives us the opportunity to see how they operate. We ge...
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January 3, 2017
Analyzing the Impact of an OSPF Event (Video)
Maintaining uptime and optimal performance in a large network is never easy. There are many factors that can kill the network or cause major downtime:...
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December 21, 2016
Top 10 Network Management Blog Posts of 2016
It’s been a great year for Packet Design as a company and also for our industry as it moves inexorably towards a more software-defined approach to t...
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December 14, 2016
Life in the Control Plane: Detect and Mitigate DDoS Attacks with Routing and Traffic Analytics
Packet Design’s use by many of the world’s largest service providers and network operators gives us the opportunity to see how they operate. We ge...
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