April 4, 2017
How Many Network Engineers Does It Take To Provision TE Tunnels?
Traffic Engineering (TE) allows a network operator to ensure optimal use of available network resources such as bandwidth and provide a higher quality...
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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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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 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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November 7, 2016
The Rush to Multi-Layer Orchestration
Many service provider wide area networks (WAN) are comprised of an IP/MPLS and an optical transport layer. The latter can be used to offload certain t...
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July 17, 2016
SDN Adoption, Obstacles, and Apps: Latest Research.
Last week I presented the results of the TechValidate survey of network operators we commissioned on the extent and impact of routing issues in the WA...
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March 24, 2016
BGP-LS: What Is It Good For?
One of the questions I find myself answering a lot lately is what Packet Design’s BGP-LS story is. BGP-LS is an extension to Border Gateway Protoc...
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November 10, 2015
Addressing the SDN Management Gap at SDN/MPLS Conference
Packet Design CTO Cengiz Alaettinoglu will present a technical session during the 18th annual SDN/MPLS 2015 International Conference in Washington, D...
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June 17, 2015
Dearth of development skills hindering SDN development, suggests 2015 MPLS SDN World Congress poll
We’ve been looking at the survey data we gathered from 114 attendees of the MPLS SDN World Congress this past March in Paris, and we’re coming to...
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April 7, 2015
All About That YANG at the 92nd IETF Meeting
I was at the 92nd IETF meeting in Dallas a few weeks ago. I attended 16 sessions, mostly in the routing area, and every single one had a discussion ab...
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