I’ve been lucky enough to get another invitation to the Gestalt IT Tech Field Day. Since I’ve been hard on the vendors in the past, I always wonder if I’ll get to come back …. it’s so hard to be nice to marketing people ;0
Now, I will happily admit that my wireless skills are somewhat ….. well, average. I mean quite a few of the other attendees are CCIE Wireless candidates ( and one who recently passed I believe). If you listen to the Packet Pushers Unplugged sporadic podcasts on Wireless you will know how little I actually understand. I think it’s an area of networking that needs a specific focus ( not unlike Unified Comms ) especially where it comes to comprehension of the physical layer of the network, which is, of course wireless. For many people, physical cabling with copper or fibre can be safely ignored: so long as it isn’t broken, and we stick to the standards, then everything is fine.
With wireless, the physical elements of the design deeply affect the signal propagation and that’s what makes it different. Comprehension of wave propagation and signal management is important and this creates the requirement for controller based networks ….. which seem to be making their way in to the data centre.
But I’m also thinking that Wireless Networking is going to be much more important from an architectural/design point of view and I’m keen to be learning more about how to deliver secure, reliable wireless networks. So, when I get the invitation….where do I sign 🙂
So we’ve got a great crew to debate, questions, dig, scratch and get some serious details in play. Some of these people I already know from Packet Pushers Unplugged so it will be an experience to meet them.
There is going to be live streaming – please feel free to join in the presentations. If you have questions, then get in touch using my twitter handle @etherealmind or email me myet