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The Advent of Flexible Overlays

Importance of Overlays Network overlay technologies have played a key role in modern data centers by improving the efficiency, agility, scalability and manageability of application deployments. Cloud providers are rapidly innovating on cloud connect models to deploy new applications that...


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SRv6+ Segment Routing Headers - Why We Want Them

While many people are still figuring out segment routing, up crops SRv6, and then SRv6+. Read why we want SRv6+, and why we believe it's crucial we get it. Now - that leads to questions - whats going on - and there seems to be some lack of understanding as to what this is - and why we want...


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Service Mapping in MPLS Networks: LSP, RSVP-TE & Segment Routing(SR)

Introduction As we saw in the SPF and TE Single Protocol Solutions blog , when deploying differentiated services it becomes necessary on the ingress router to forward some services, those requiring specific paths constraints, using only the Traffic-Engineered(TE) LSPs or even very...

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MPLS Based SPF & TE Solutions: LDP, RSVP-TE & Segment Routing(SR)

Introduction There is often a desire to provide shortest-path MPLS tunnels and Traffic-Engineered or explicit-path MPLS tunnels in a network for differentiated services. Traditionally, this has been accomplished by deploying both Label Distribution Protocol (LDP) and Resource Reservation...

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Bandwidth Optimization based Traffic Engineering using RSVP-TE & Segment Routing

Introduction Traffic Engineering (TE) has become an indispensable function in many large and small Networks alike. One key objective of modern TE is the optimization of resource utilization. In particular, it is generally desirable to ensure that subsets of network resources do not become...

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Use of Abstract NH in Scale-Out peering architecture

Introduction The trend in recent years with the Internet - cloudification, app-based consumption and interactivity - in connection to rapidly growing our dependence for Internet-based resources for every-day actions, establish new set of requirements for Internet infrastructure - The network: ...


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An Informal Guide to the Engines of Packet Forwarding

Getting to Know the Packet Forwarding Engine: An Informal Guide to the Engines of Packet Forwarding By: Salah M. S. Buraiky This article aims at providing the essential concepts for a beginner network engineer to understand the function, basic workings, components and...


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Discovering NITA: Juniper's Automated Lab Testing and Deployment solution

Network I mplementation and Test Automation (NITA) is Juniper’s extensible framework that deli ver s network automation solution s l ike automated lab testing and deployment . While automation yields several benefits from a business perspectiv e , t he...


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JUNOS Hashtags

Imagine that you can tag configuration elements in JUNOS with arbitrary strings and selectively display parts of the configuration based on a tag value. Much like you use hashtags in social media networks. The hashtag can represent a customer, a service, a temporary feature, or just about...


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commit comment "Why is this taking so long?"

We have all suffered through the wait time of committing configurations . It doesn’t matter which OS or hardware platform, we all despise waiting for five minutes or MORE only to end up receiving some sort of error. I believe Einstein’s theory of relativity covers how commit times are perceived...