I’ve been quiet for some time because I’ve been working on a couple of eBooks. Today, I pleased to publicly announce my first ever eBook called “The Arse First Method of Technical Blogging”.. I wrote this book to answer the question that I get asked a lot – “How do you write so many blog posts?”. So I started to write a blog post until I realised it would take too long. A year later I have taken it far enough to release an eBook.
Today, Arista announces the availability large scale 100GB Ethernet for 7500 chassis and it looks like a serious change in the way network hardware is priced and will change the way you look at network hardware.
I was invited to speak at Cloud Camp, London last night. The Cloud Camp format is for just 5 minutes so this presentation is short and brief. The basic point is that SDN vendors are staging into the market but that mainstream adoption won’t happen in Enterprise networks until mid-2014. No doubt vendors will want [...]
I was pleased to be able to present a talk at the London VMUG today. They even let me choose the topic and after some consideration I decided to talk about my recent experiences at Canopy Cloud in designing and testing Cloud Networks in a VMware vCloud. The presentation is in three parts: First I discuss the [...]
But somewhere in my upgrades, the LCD Font Smoothing has been enabled – this makes the fonts on the screen look blurry /fuzzy due to sub-pixel rendering which is not necessary on Apple screens or retina displays.
Sometimes you need to try dumb things. I thought it was dumb to even consider having three screens at once on my MacBook Pro Retina but it turns that not only does it work, it works very well for me. I’ve tried it before but today I stumbled onto the thing that works for me. [...]
I woke up at three o’clock this morning with a thought racing around my brain – am I building a Hosting Cathedral or Cloud Bazaar ? My data centre is like a cathedral – regimented rows of seats, full of disciplined and controlled resources all looking towards the technical priests for inspiration and direction. Each [...]
More confirmation that the end of the firewall era (as we know it) is nearly here. Palo Alto and Aerohive are partnering to: Aerohive’s Cooperative Control networking infrastructure equipment along with Palo Alto Networks next-generation firewalls provide a comprehensive and robust solution for optimizing the user experience on a mobile first network Looks like a [...]
I wrote a white paper for Nuage Networks that is the first Packet Pushers White Paper. Nuage Networks have announced their version of SDN and I think it’s solid vision of what Software Defined Networking will become over the next couple of years – tunnel fabrics, software network agents in the server with load balancing and routing capabilities and controller/application software that can manage multiple data centres and their WAN networks.
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