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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September 20, 2016
Life in the Control Plane: Network Change Management
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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August 23, 2016
Life in the Control Plane: Mitigating BGP Security Risks
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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August 8, 2016
Internet Routing 101: Tiers, Peers, and More (Part 2)
This is the second part of a two-part blog post. You can view part 1 here. Service Provider Interconnection BGP alone cannot deliver traffic originati...
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August 2, 2016
Internet Routing 101: Tiers, Peers, and More (Part 1)
This is part one of a two-part blog post. The world of Internet routing and interconnections is vastly different from what you probably learned and ex...
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June 22, 2016
How I learned to stop worrying and trust my routes
If you are a network engineer, should you be apprehensive? After all, you still trust a 27-year-old mechanism – conceived in 1989 as a short-term so...
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