This post originally appeared on SDN Central. This is a verbatim repost. DevOps practices rely on workflow automation to support evolving software function and programming, especially during the transition into live operations. At the heart of workflow automation lies standardization: the ability to…

For a long time I worked in an environment that I thought was great. People were knowledgable when it came to networking and it was my first real step up from a junior role. I learnt a lot about a…

Derick “Cloudtoad” Winkworth presented to us another gem from the vaults of Plexxi. Previously with Juniper Derick has presented on Development Operations (DevOps) and “How to navigate out of the broccoli forests of despair” which gained much traction within the…

MetaFabric by Juniper

Today Juniper Networks announced the MetaFabric. MetaFabric is the next step and evolution in data centre architectures. There has been a vast amount of chatter, noise and FUD recently when it comes to flow programmability and overlay networking. What Juniper…

Previously I covered components surrounding VMWare’s NSX offering and what made up the solution. After a year since announcement and much hubbub surrounding the “network admin unicorn slayer”, VMworld Barcelona marked the GA release of NSX. After I had some…

The previous post to this one in my Plexxi series discussed the platform in which Plexxi deliver their software solution. The hardware was rounded off and numbers fired off. The optical cable pass through and topologies were discussed. That was…

My previous post on my blog and over at packet pushers got some traction. It was in regards to DevOps and Junipers offering. It is clearly prevalent with emerging technologies such as SDN and open-flow, that scalability can be achieved through programming and automation. What…

The buzzword in the industry of late is DevOps. It is one that I hope isn’t tarnished by the marketing machine where buzzwords go to die. DevOps is the shift in the paradigm of network and infrastructure management. Centralized infrastructure…