February 28, 2017
A Quick Start to Path Computation Element (PCE)
With more and more network operators looking at MPLS-TE for Traffic Engineered (TE) networks and with the increasing adoption of SDN, it is about time...
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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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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 MPLS 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 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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November 29, 2016
The Current and Future Status of MPLS-TE Part 2: Segment Routing
In this second of our two-part blog series on MPLS Traffic Engineering, we introduce Segment Routing for Traffic Engineering (SR-TE) and examine its a...
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November 15, 2016
The Current and Future Status of MPLS Network Traffic Engineering – Part 1
Segment Routing is gaining steam among the service provider community for its simplicity, especially as they adopt SDN for centralized control. In thi...
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October 25, 2016
A Closer Look at Version 16 of the Explorer Suite
We launched version 16 of the Packet Design Explorer Suite last week with some great new troubleshooting and traffic engineering features and enhancem...
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October 6, 2016
SD-WAN Is Not WAN SDN
With its ability to create self-healing, self-optimizing networks at lower costs, SDN is causing an evolution in the network world. SDN can help servi...
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