Lessons Learned From A Regional Provider Network

Running and building a regional provider network is a challenging proposition. When your network is your profit center, every decision is made through a different lens. Add a global pandemic on top and you’re certainly going to walk away with a few lessons learned. In this episode we talk with Marek Isalski about his experiences building and operating a regional provider network in the UK.

Show Notes

    • Faelix Overview 
      • How did Faelix get started?
      • What services does Faelix offer?
      • How many people are on your team?
    • Move from Mikrotik to VyOS
      • Motivated by a few factors, including CVE-2018-19299
    • Using NetBox as a single source of truth
      • How do we do logical topology stuff, like OSPF, BGP, in netbox?
      • Have open-sourced our project for mixing saltstack + netbox + vyos
    • Recent bugs encountered:
      • FRR (RPKI crash in early 2020)
      • FRR (ospfv3 crash in late 2020)
      • Intel i40e NIC drivers (late 2020)
    • Standing up three new POPs in the height of travel restrictions of 2020
    • Presentations/Recordings
      • UKNOF:
      • NetMCR: Networkers in & around the Manchester
      • etc…


Marek Isalski
Tony Efantis
Jordan Martin

Outro Music:
Danger Storm Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License


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