Devil's Advocate - Segment Routing, Why?

Mark Tinka mark.tinka at
Fri Jun 19 08:12:49 UTC 2020

On 19/Jun/20 09:50, Saku Ytti wrote:

> I'm sure such devices exist, I can't name any from top of my head. But
> this market perversion is caused by DC people who did not understand
> networks and suffer from not-invented-here. Everyone needsa  tunnel
> solution, but DC people decided before looking into or understanding
> the topic that MPLS is bad and complex, let's invent something new.
> Then we re-invented solutions that already had _MORE_ efficient
> solutions in MPLS, and a lot of those technologies are now becoming
> established in DC space, creating confusion in SP space.
> Maybe these inferior technologies will win, due to the marketing
> strength of DC solutions. Or maybe DC will later figure out the
> fundamental aspect in tunneling cost, and invent even-better-MPLS,
> which is entirely possible now that we have a bit more understanding
> how we use MPLS.

Let me work out how to print all this on a t-shirt.


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