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Everyday Automation with StackStorm and The New Extreme

When your name is an adjective, you’re just asking to be the brunt of many punishing puns. Based on the chatter during the second day of NFD17, that is certainly true for Extreme Networks. In fact, it’s actually hard to avoid. So let’s just dive right in to extreme automation, with Extreme Networks. I hope […]

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Secure Multicloud Networking with Contrail

I recently had the privilege of hearing from the Juniper Networks Contrail product team at their offices in Sunnyvale. I was pleasantly surprised by the pragmatic and comprehensive approach they are taking in growing the product line. By the middle of this year (2018) there will be four distinct products; Contrail Networking, Contrail Security, Contrail […]

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Hawt or Naught – NANOG 72

Last week I was in Atlanta with 879 of my friends for NANOG 72; the seventy second meeting of the North American Network Operators Group. NANOG is always a marathon of presentations, conversations, meals, and meetings. This one was no different – a whirlwind of learning, talking, speaking, and yes, even a bit of drinking. […]

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The API is the New CLI: Fact or Fiction?

The API is the new CLI.  If you’re a network engineer who pays attention to new technology, you’ve certainly heard some variation of this statement. But is it true?  Let’s start with the basics.  You know what a Command Line Interface (CLI) is; it’s how you talk to your switches and routers, and possibly many other devices […]

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Network Disaggregation and SDN; A Simple Approach

Two of the hottest trends in networking today are network disaggregation and SDN. This is great for many reasons. It’s also confusing. The marketing hype makes it hard to understand either topic. SDN has become so vague that if you ask 10 experts what it means, you are likely to get 12 different answers. Network […]

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Mike Thompson speaking at TFI2014

Mike Thompson

Can we squeeze one more expert onto our blog today? Of course! Mike Thompson will also be speaking this Friday at The Future of the Internet 2014: Defining Software Defined Networks. Mike Thompson is in the Office of the CTO and is the Director of Architecture and Engineering for Application Delivery, Cloud and Security for Read more…


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Matthew Wallace speaking at TFI2014

Matthew Wallace

We’re happy to have Matthew Wallace joining us as a TFI2014 speaker this Friday. Matthew Wallace is a veteran technologist with 19 years of experience in Internet services. He is currently working on bringing next-generation cloud services to life at ViaWest as Director of Product Development. He is the co-author of Securing the Virtual Environment: Read more…


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Recep Ozdag speaking at TFI2014

Recep Ozdag

Let’s keep this Monday rolling with another highlighted TFI2014 speaker: Recep Ozdag Recep Ozdag is Director of Solutions Marketing for SDN and NFV at Cyan Inc. Before joining Cyan, Recep was in product marketing for the Communications and Storage Infrastructure Group (CSIG) at Intel. He lead Intel’s SDN switch and router marketing efforts as well Read more…


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Eric Osborne speaking at TFI2014

Eric Osborne

I hope you had a wonderful weekend! We’re getting back in the grind this Monday by highlighting another of our illustrious TFI2014 speakers: Eric Osborne. Eric has been involved in the Internet industry for almost twenty years. His career took him from a small startup ISP later acquired by Verio (now NTT-America) to Cisco, where Read more…


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Scott Sneddon speaking at TFI2014

Scott Sneddon

We’re proud to announce yet another long-time industry expert who will be speaking at TFI2014: Scott Sneddon Scott Sneddon is a Principle Solutions Architect and leads Business Development in APAC for Nuage Networks, where he spends most of his time evangelizing the benefits of Network Virtualization and Software Defined Networking. Previous experience includes Chief Solutions Architect Read more…


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