Fun Links for Friday

I’ve been meaning to start a link round-up post each week to highlight some things that I read that I find interesting or that might slip through the cracks sometimes.

PaulDotCom: Virtualizing Junos

Many times when working with a client network or working on our own we have the need to test, document and validate certain networks configurations in a test environment. Sadly not many have the money to have one so as to test different scenarios so as to gage the impact that this changes might have on the production network. For a majority of configuration when it comes to system settings and routing a virtualized environment can be of great help, sadly anything ASIC or HW Specific configurations. On this blog post I will cover how to virtualize JunOS operating system to aide with testing and validating.

This does indeed work.  Remember though, that you need to be a Juniper customer to download the Junos images.

TED Talk: Beware of Online Filter Bubbles

As web companies strive to tailor their services (including news and search results) to our personal tastes, there’s a dangerous unintended consequence: We get trapped in a “filter bubble”and don’t get exposed to information that could challenge or broaden our worldview.

Something that never occurs to a person because they don’t realize what’s going on.  It seems that the Internet is walling off the outside world from us a piece at at time.

Stephen Foskett, Pack Rat: FCoE vs. iSCSI – Making the Choice”

“FCoE vs. iSCSI” isn’t a battle or cage match. Your choice depends on many factors, and is more a reflection of convergence than a religious conviction

I get to have this conversation with my customers on a regular basis.  Stephen says it a lot better than I do, and he even has a slide deck.

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