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  • Load-Balancing Reinvented

    Steve Broadhead - Broadband Testing 15 Nov 2017
  • Like VoIP optimisation I've been blogging about recently, so I've been testing network (LAN and WAN in old money) optimisation solutions since the late '90s. The former, AKA Load-Balancing and ...

  • No Hype With VoIP

    Steve Broadhead - Broadband Testing 15 Nov 2017
  • Logic dictates that end-to-end security must be allowed to exist free from intermediate back doors. The value of “legal intercept” and back doors needs to be considered from a systems point of ...

  • Oldest Startups On The Block

    Steve Broadhead - Broadband Testing 25 Sep 2017
  • Got me thinking – just what IS a start-up company? Ok – so there are definitions within even Techtrailblazers itself as competitions are based upon rules, and rules dictate strict definitions, so ...

  • Secure at the cloud - no, do it at the endpoint - Oh now, this is so confusing... Or is it?

    Steve Broadhead - Broadband Testing 05 Jul 2016
  • Security, for a decade or so, didn't see much in the way of true change - yes, firewalls got smarter, likewise AV products (well, some anyway), IDS became IPS so it could actually stop something ...

  • Cloudy WiFi? Why Not?

    Steve Broadhead - Broadband Testing 05 Jul 2016
  • WiFi/WLAN is taken so much for granted nowadays, that it's easy to forget just how far it has come in recent years. Given that it took around 15 years to get from proprietary 1Mbps technologies to ...

  • Automation Ultimatum...

    Steve Broadhead - Broadband Testing 25 Apr 2016
  • IT - a job for life? Possibly... just finished a meeting with an old IT mate, Mike Silvey of Moogsoft, and we were talking about how all the recent networking reinvention bollox has basically ...

  • Testing The Testers...

    Steve Broadhead - Broadband Testing 16 Mar 2016
  • This week I have to host a panel debate on "stress testing cloud applications and infrastructure" at Netevents in Rome (I know - it's tough, but someone's got to do it...). One of the areas to ...

  • What To Do With The Extra Monday?

    Steve Broadhead - Broadband Testing 29 Feb 2016
  • NetMan/Security vendor, and now part of the Thoma Bravo empire (watch out China!) SolarWinds, AKA SW, has sent us a timely reminder that this leap year has resulted in Feb having an extra Monday - ...

  • It's A Software Defined Analytical World We Live In...

    Steve Broadhead - Broadband Testing 15 Feb 2016
  • Having recently finished some testing with Cirba on its SDI (Software Defined Infrastructure) approach to compute and storage resource management and app deployment, it's been interesting to be ...

  • Acquisitions And Reinventions Continued...

    Steve Broadhead - Broadband Testing 28 Oct 2015
  • Much of the talk on this blog recently has involved the world of acquisitions. And so it goes on. A recent meeting with Phil and Jim from the UK and US arms of Netscout respectively focused ...

  • Of Acquisitions And Integration

    Steve Broadhead - Broadband Testing 17 Oct 2015
  • The IT world has gone acquisition bonkers. Dell is paying as much for EMC as any football club would do to secure the combined services of Messi and Ronaldo. Well almost... Meantime, a couple of ...

  • The Network Is Dead - Long Live The Network!

    Steve Broadhead - Broadband Testing 06 Aug 2015
  • I remember writing a column for a long since deceased IT publication, where I was discussing the rebirth of the mainframe as a network server, I remember it, not simply for the content, but more ...

  • Shock - WiFi Actually Generating Revenue Streams

    Steve Broadhead - Broadband Testing 25 Jun 2015
  • I recently had the "pleasure" of visiting Milton Keynes; the railway station was packed with what were surely tourists - some mistake here? Admittedly, all looking in a hurry to get back to ...

  • Who Said Virtualisation Was Supposed To Simplify Things...

    Steve Broadhead - Broadband Testing 01 May 2015
  • So, we went from hardware to software, and then software to virtual, the idea being not only that everything is more efficient, but also easier to scale and manage. Kind of VLANs part two? Or more ...

  • Blasts From The Past

    Steve Broadhead - Broadband Testing 23 Mar 2015
  • Been doing a few catch-ups with old vendor friends recently; one was Brocade - and more of this next month - which has a REAL SDN/NFV story - and another was NetScout; networking monitoring!!!! ...

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