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The Role People have asked me what it is like to work at a vendor and in particular as an pre-sales SE. It has been a good ride thus far. I have learned so much about vendor and customer interactions,…

Log Insight provides log management, aggregation and visual representation of events within both the physical and virtual network. It has the ability to manage the logs of thousands of distributed devices and systems and allow administrators a simplified portal for…

Cisco VIRL Cisco VIRL has been officially release. Cisco VIRL is Ciso’s network topology platform that allows the study, testing, simulation and validation of enterprise and service provider topologies in a lab environment. Built on KVM using OpenStack, this platform…

VMware had some pretty cool announcements surrounding OpenStack recently at VMworld. They pertained to VMware Integrated OpenStack or VIO. What is VMware Integrated OpenStack It is well-known that OpenStack is a fantastic framework that provides developers with cloud-styled APIs. Coupled…

A new appraoch Established with the notion of being the ‘digital bouncer’ for the internet, CloudFlares beginnings are quite interesting. Stemming from Matthew Prince and Lee Holloway’s Honeypot project and combined with a business plan competition that Matthew entered in…

As announced last month and quickly covered off by this post, Cisco announced the evolution of the ASA 1000v, the ASAv. There is no longer a requirement on Nexus 1000v. I have a variety of technology in my lab for studies. For…

I previously posted a blog about what it was like moving to a vendor. It has been known and is quite well known now I work for VMware. I work in the Nicira spin-in as a part of the Network…

The other day marked a pretty big security release for Cisco. For a long time the Cisco ASA has been a physical firewall and recently evolved to a Virtual Appliance known as the ASA 1000v. The problem with this Virtual…

Nuage Networks at #NFD6

Nu-âhj: French, meaning ‘cloud’ is a division acquired by the venerable Alcatel Lucent, presented to the delegates around their Network Virtualized Services Platform (VSP).  The goal of Nuage is to deliver the instantiation of networks on demand when a workload…

Spirent Avalanche Next

Spirent provides a focus on network and application testing software. Their traditional markets focused on cloud providers, hardware vendors, and traditional service providers. Recently Spirent has made plays into the Enterprise market with devices such as AXON for enterprise hardware,…

VMware NSX resources

This page seeks to cultivate NSX resources from around the web to give you all the information you need with my commentary on the links. Stay tuned for updates and more links as NSX is adopted. Main Resource page VMware…

Cisco CCIE v5

As the news spreads the internet and as many people waited and speculated Cisco released the blueprint for the CCIE routing and switching version 5! This is one of the biggest steps forward in my opinion of the CCIE in…

  I mused online recently about the team that Devin Akin is building over at AirTight. Hiring talent like Ryan Adzima and Andrew VonNagy is a great play on AirTight’s behalf. These are experts in their own right and alumni…

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