Category Archives: Cisco

WiFi: too much of a hassle – Alleviating Pain with Constellation

By | July 17, 2017

Any business traveler will recognise this: you arrive, tired after a long flight…take a shuttle to your hotel, where you queue to check in, and do all sorts of formalities including most commonly showing picture ID, having your credit card swiped to cover the hotel rate and incidentals, sign various pieces of paper, make sure,… Read More »

Recap from the 2017 Cisco-Polytechnique symposium: “The future of Infrastructures: Exceeding the Limits”

By | June 7, 2017

Nathalie has posted a nice narrative recap from the 2017 Cisco-Polytechnique symposium, over at the Cisco France blog, with detailed articles on the four major topics which were addressed and discussed: ICN, the infrastructure of tomorrow? Artificial intelligence: its impact on networking Media production makes its transformation to IP IPv6-centric networking, a crucial rollout for… Read More »

Recap from the 2017 Cisco-Polytechnique Symposium

By | June 7, 2017

Unsurprisingly, the second annual networking innovation and research symposium, jointly organized by Cisco and École Polytechnique, held March 20-21, 2017, was a fantastic success. Bringing together in excess of 100 interesting engineers, researchers, and students, discussions were livid and extremely interesting, presentations were of an exceptionally high quality. Thanks to ALL the speakers, participants – and,… Read More »

On “The Power of Choices in Load Balancing with Segment Routing”

By | June 6, 2017

Today, and at this very moment (assuming that they stick to the agenda, and I did time-zone computations correctly), our own Yoann Desmouceaux (X11), along with Mark Townsley, are in Atlanta Georgia presenting the paper “SRLB: The Power of Choices in Load Balancing with Segment Routing” at the aspirational 37th IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems. Network… Read More »

Cybersecurity: This Is Not Just Theory – by Jean-Charles Griviaud, Cisco France

By | June 2, 2017

Today, Jean-Charles Griviaud from Cisco France is at Ecole Polytechnique, where he is giving a talk about Cybersecurity at Ecole Polytechnique – and, is bringing an industrial perspective to what we have been treating “academically” only, so far. One of his first points was: in the past, Cybersecurity has been a challenge for network engineers –… Read More »

Martin Levy: last year, we fixed IPv6 – now, we need to fix DNS …

By | March 21, 2017

The always entertaining Martin Levy from Cloudflare entertained and thrilled the participants in the Cisco-Polytechnique symposium about how he didn’t get what the big deal about. IP4-to-IPv6 transitioning was: they’d done so, with no ill effects, and urged the audience to follow on. This year, Martin was equally provocative….see below … Yup, DNS is broken… Read More »