I will presenting three panels at Interop New York. You should come along, heckle, roll maltesers down the aisle, throw smarties. In return, I promise to talk about technical stuff, make vague promises about the future, and generally explain my “views” on the future of network and the future of the data centre. Summary: NETWORKING IS AWESOME. Click through for more information.
On Thursday 19th September at 11:20am, I will hosting a panel – MISSION NOT SO IMPOSSIBLE: A TRULY SECURE CLOUD?
The nature of cloud computing is that our data or workloads are out there, beyond our purview. Given that, can that data be truly safe from the bad guys? Or is it actually as safe or safer than it was in our ageing in-house server rooms and data centres?
It’s my view that IT Security remains a rabble of unruly teenagers who organise “security conferences” that focus on picking padlocks, debating whose beard or ponytail is better or which martial art/fitness program is cooler. We are all too familiar with the security caricature of the loser CISO or Security Architect who attempts to prevent everything or turn it into a beat up.
While attending Cisco Live USA this year, Amy Lewis put me in the head lock and refused to let me go until I agreed to appear in a video for the current series of Engineers Unplugged. Clearly, you can’t say no in this situation. I chose my current topic of interest to talk about ( […]
I’ll be participating in the sixth Network Field Day in San Jose on Sep 11-13.
I was commissioned by GigaOmPro to write a report on “SDN Challenges in Large Scale Deployments”. I spoke with a number of network and virtualization engineers about their perspectives on SDN, the challenges they faced and how they would use Software Defined Networking in their data centres. It was evident during the research phase is that many people are not clear on what Overlay Networking is and just how deeply Overlay Networking will change Data Centre architecture and especially the nature of the networking and security domains.