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Top ten 2011 network blogger opinions: Do you agree?
This article is part of the February 2012 Vol. 3, No. 1 issue of Network Evolution
Everyone's got an opinion, but nobody expresses them quite like network bloggers. They spend their time poking holes in just about every new vendor technology. For users, those opinions can be priceless, shedding light on which technologies are viable and which yield little in return. This year, our Fast Packet bloggers tackled data center and cloud networking, virtualization management and the network, OpenFlow and sofware-defined networking, 10 GbE optimization and, of course, the holy cow of networking, Cisco and its Catalyst 6500 upgrade and new Cius tablet. Check out our top ten network blogger opinions from 2011. Not everybody is TRILLed with one data center networking standard.
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