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We believe in strong opinions, loosely held. And as you might guess, we have a lot of opinions on modern networking, interconnection, NetDevOps, network automation, IaC, and more.

Check back for new insights regularly, and be sure to comment when your opinions differ from ours!

Intent Based Networking (IBN)

By: Chris Grundemann

Intent Based Networking (IBN) is the abstraction of network management specifics into a common management plane.

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The Power of PrefixCtl and RegCtl

By: Chris Grundemann

An update on our ARIN community grant project, focusing on two tools we’re developing: PrefixCtl and RegCtl.

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Infrastructure as Code (IaC)

By: Chris Grundemann

Infrastructure as Code (IaC) is a concept from datacenter virtualization and especially cloud and DevOps that makes things repeatable, automatable, and verifiable by leveraging abstraction and flipping the source of truth.

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FullCtl and Subsea Cloud Forge a New Era in Underwater Data Center Connectivity

By: Chris Grundemann

Subsea Cloud, a pioneer in Subsea data center infrastructure, has joined forces with FullCtl, the powerhouse in interconnection automation solutions.

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Network Function Virtualization (NFV)

By: Chris Grundemann

Just as network virtualization abstracts our network topology from the physical network connections, NFV abstracts our network architecture from the physical network devices.

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Virtualization

By: Chris Grundemann

Network virtualization is the act of using tunnels to build overlay networks with topologies that are independent of the underlay network.

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Observability

By: Chris Grundemann

Network observability is the capacity to easily answer any question about your network, right now.

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Validation

By: Chris Grundemann

Validation is the feedback we need when automating and orchestrating a network.

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AutoPeer API

By: Chris Grundemann

The AutoPeer API represents a significant leap forward in peering automation, streamlining a once manual and cumbersome process.

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Feedback

By: Chris Grundemann

Feedback loops are how we control systems to avoid “fail at scale” and “runaway automation” problems.

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Revolutionizing Internet Registry Data Access

By: Chris Grundemann

FullCtl is honored to be among the distinguished recipients of the 2023 ARIN Community Grant. The support from ARIN will play a pivotal role in bringing RegCtl and PrefixCtl to fruition.

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Orchestration

By: Chris Grundemann

The coordination and synchronization of multiple devices, systems, services, applications, and automations in order to execute a larger workflow or process is what we mean by orchestration.

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Automation

By: Chris Grundemann

Network automation is the act of offloading network operations to software tools. And almost every aspect of network operations can be automated.

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Enhancing Internet Exchange Operations with FullCtl’s ixCtl Platform

By: Chris Grundemann

We’re excited to share the news of our partnership with TOWARDEX and the successful deployment of ixCtl at the Massachusetts Internet Exchange (MASS IX).

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Software Defined Networking (SDN)

By: Chris Grundemann

With SDN there is a centralized controller which collects telemetry and mandates forwarding paths through an out of band (OOB) control channel to an API on each device/function.

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Upgrade Now! BIRD 1 EoL This Year (2023)

By: Chris Grundemann

With the curtain falling on BIRD 1 (end of life will happen at the end of 2023), it’s vital to swiftly upgrade to BIRD 2.

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The Evolution of Network Operations

By: Chris Grundemann

In the beginning, there was the CLI, and for a (long) time the CLI was good (enough). But networks have grown and evolved since those early days.

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NetBox Labs Agrees: The Future of Interconnection is Automated

By: Chris Grundemann

FullCtl is partnering with NetBox Labs in support of our mission to standardize, simplify, and spread interconnection.

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Update PeeringDB Without Sharing Credentials

By: Chris Grundemann

During the recent NANOG 87 hackathon focused on “Interacting With Sources of Truth” the FullCtl team created a proof of concept (PoC) that allows third party applications (like PeerCtl) to let users update PeeringDB records without needing to share credentials.

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2023 State of Network Automation Survey

By: Chris Grundemann

How much network automation is actually deployed, in production, today? I’d like to find out – and I want to share what I find with you!

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