April 11, 2017
The Importance of Routing Alerts!
Sometimes, a single alert can prevent hundreds of thousands of failed internet transactions. If you’re a financial services organization, the moneta...
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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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August 16, 2016
PCE Tunnels with ONOS Goldeneye: A Packet Design How-to
ONOS (Open Network Operating System) Project released its seventh version – Goldeneye – on June 24 of this year. Goldeneye includes various bug fi...
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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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March 30, 2016
en·tro·py or Network Entropy
Entropy: 2. lack of order or predictability; gradual decline into disorder. OK, so you need to add a new BGP peer and get it active quickly. You know...
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March 24, 2016
BGP-LS: What Is It Good For?
I have been asked a lot lately about Packet Design’s BGP-LS story. Before I discuss that, let me first explain what BGP-LS is. What is BGP-LS? B...
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January 27, 2016
Enabling Self-Healing, Self-Optimizing Service Provider Networks: Part 2 of 3
Part one of this series outlined the challenges and opportunities facing service providers, including competition from public cloud providers, increa...
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September 15, 2015
Guardians of the Galaxy, er, I Mean the Network
  If you haven’t already heard, NetScout is sponsoring a documentary being created by director Werner Herzog called “The Connected World,...
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August 24, 2015
Stop the Insanity Webcast: 5 Network Problems You Can Solve Now
Tomorrow at 1:00 p.m. Central, our own Matt Sherrod, VP of Product Management, will present a Webinar about the capabilities of our new Performance Ex...
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July 22, 2015
OpenDaylight Lithium First Look
  The OpenDaylight Project last month released the third version of its network controller software, named “Lithium.” OpenDaylight says that...
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