Growth is expensive, because the network doesn’t scale economically like storage and compute do. The operating expenses of compute and storage becomes cheaper per unit as scale increases, but this is not the case with the network.
When you’re wrong with automation, you break everything, not just one thing.
The most business relevant elements of IT cannot be automated, because they require creativity, vision and architectural savvy.
IPv6 is one of the oldest “new technologies” around.
Endpoints can transmit far more data, than there is available network bandwidth.
With redundancy you won’t make your network unable to fail.
A fundamental truth in networking is that Quality of Service (QoS) is always solved by a Quantity of Service.
“Simplicity is a great virtue but it requires hard work to achieve it and education to appreciate it. And to make matters worse: complexity sells better.” — Dijkstra
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