A few weeks back I was asked by Scott Lowe if I wanted to be interviewed. At first, I was puzzled. Why would someone want to interview me? Scott was looking for people to talk about their personal career journey.…

I have spent a lot of my time over the last year going from a total novice with programming to actually being comfortable with Powershell. As someone who has come from a CLI networking background I did spent a lot…

## Don’t forget how to be a user I work for a large technology company that provides many product offerings. I live in a world that is at the forefront of the network industry that delivers a leading edge technology. There…

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…

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…

When you speak of security architectures the word Micro segmentation isn’t new. A Micro segment or a small subset of a larger overall has its roots in the financial industry. When micro segmentation is brought up in terms of a…

Logical boy in a logical world

There always has been to the idea of thinking in the logical headspace. Since the inception of Virtual Local Area Networks the wizards of the ether, Network Administrators, have had a notion of a logical and physical representation of the…

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…

This year we saw the fruits and the go to market of many SDN and network virtualization products. It was great to see Nuage Networks NVP, Cisco ACI, Juniper’s Contrail and OpenContrail and VMware NSX hit the market. There were…

VMware VCP5-DCV

Last week I passed my VMware VCP5-DCV exam. This posts looks to review and give my impression on the sought after certification. Exam Quality Within the standard Pearson Vue test environment, VMware deliver an exam that is of high quality,…

I have spoken quite a bit about VMware NSX over the last couple of weeks. There were still quite a few unknowns amongst the twitterati and the community at large around designs. Today this has been solved with the release…

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…

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…

The NSX play for VMware has come through the Nicira acquisition and the evolution of vCloud Networking and Security. What NSX boils down to is an ecosystem of networking products that include orchestration, network function virtualisation, and hypervisor awesomeness. This…

I received an email this morning from Buffer stating they were hacked. Buffer was sending spam from users accounts opposed to the original content. Immediately I rolled my eyes and thought of the linked accounts I have to the service…

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…