Posts for: #VPP

VPP Adventures Part 2 - but why?

In the previous post we were talking about what VPP was. Here we explore a little why it matters. What’s the point anyways? It’s a fair question. Surely its not logical to invest so much time and effort into something that has been described numerous times as “janky”. One of my engineers even now says, “I understand why you want to do it, but I don’t agree that this is the right solution”.

VPP Adventures Part 1 - uwotm8?

Linux Routing is becoming a thing with me. I cant decide if the motivation is the extreme cost of dedicated hardware, or the knowledge that with a little effort you can make a free/cheap thing into a giant killer. David and Goliath is a fun story I guess. VPP has been on my radar now for a few years. I have tried and failed a few times to get it into production typically on the internet edge of a datacentre in place of something expensive like a Cisco ASR or a Juniper MX.