Over my years of network engineering, I’ve learned that the fewer features you can implement while still achieving a business goal, the better. Why? Fewer features mean fewer things that can potentially go wrong. The less that goes wrong, the higher the network uptime.
A Packet Pushers listener that heard us chatting about VMware’s EVO SDDC solution raised a few concerns about the networking functionality in the current version of EVO SDDC. I was able to talk briefly with Krish Sivakumar, Director of Product Marketing, EVO SDDC & Ven Immani, Senior Technical Marketing Engineer, EVO SDDC at VMware to help clarify some of the issues.
If we assume economies of scale, eventually, it may become silly for a business to own lots of IT infrastructure. Why not lease it from cloud providers? They’ll be able to do it cheaper, and besides…they’re experts. I think it’s possible that businesses will eventually migrate most (if not all) of their applications to the cloud.
One of my favorite companies to talk to and keep track of is Cumulus Networks, makers of Cumulus Linux, a network operating system that runs on whitebox switches. As I’m not in a build phase on the network I do most of my work on, I haven’t had a chance to try Cumulus Linux out, but […]
Software defined networking (SDN) has caused many network engineers to ask the question, “Will I have a job in the future?” I believe that everyone who is willing to stay current and update their skills will forever be employed. The key is staying current. What does that mean, exactly? I have a post coming about […]
Matthew Mengel posted on the Packet Pushers community blog that he has accepted a scholarship to study astronomy full-time, meaning that he’ll be out of networking for at least three years. Longer if things go well for him. Teren Bryson posted “Burnout Redux” as a response and commentary. While very much of what Teren said […]
From the near-religious fervor still surrounding certifications after all these years, I know that many see achieving a cert as a way to career success. Possibly “the” way. If you believe that, I would counter with this idea: professional certifications are perhaps a means to an end, but are not the goal. The goal is […]