automation, networking, worklife
VeloCloud & Information Brokerage
VeloCloud was the first presenter at Network Field Day 9. They are one of the new breed of SD-WAN vendors. I’m impressed by what they’re doing, and and the potential it...
22 Feb 2015
NFD9: Cumulus Networks
Cumulus Networks gave a great presentation at Network Field Day 9. They presented their vision of how they’re working to improve networking. But they were also clear about what they...
19 Feb 2015
Rolling out Change
We all know that “Change is Hard.” But often we, as engineers, focus on the technical aspects of that change. How do I minimise customer impact while upgrading those routers?...
10 Feb 2015
Doing Community Programs Right
You know I’m not the biggest fan of vendor clubs (or influencer marketing programs, call them what you like). But if you’re going to do it, you might as well do...
06 Feb 2015
CCIE Renewed - Exam 400-101
The problem with obtaining certifications is that you need to renew them. CCIE is no different - I first passed the lab in September 2012, and I was overdue for...
01 Feb 2015
IPv6 availability in New Zealand
IPv6 has been around a fair while, and we’re constantly encouraged to learn it and use it. I agree with the sentiment, but it’s been hard for most users when...
30 Jan 2015
NFD9 Prep: SD-WAN
Software Defined WAN, or SD-WAN, looks to be a theme of Network Field Day 9, with presenters such as CloudGenix and VeloCloud showing us their offerings. At first glance, SD-WAN...
24 Jan 2015
Updated Big Switch Labs
Just a quick note to say that Big Switch have updated their demo lab system. This is an entirely virtual lab environment that simulates a Big Switch network. You can...
22 Jan 2015
Don't Underestimate Your Users
The “consumerisation of IT” has an interesting side-effect. Historically people mainly used computers for work. But now that many people have smartphones, tablets and laptops at home, their perception and understanding of technology...
22 Jan 2015
NFD9 Prep: NetBeez
I’m reviewing the presenters for Network Field Day 9, in particular looking at those I’m not familiar with. NetBeez is one of those making their first Tech Field Day appearance....
17 Jan 2015
Headwinds, or Uphill?
As some of my readers know, I’ve done a fair bit of bike touring. Two of the challenges of bike touring are riding uphill, and riding into headwinds.
11 Jan 2015
Network Field Day 9
I had a fantastic time at Network Field Day 8, and now I’ve been lucky enough to be invited back to NFD9 this February.
10 Jan 2015
HP IMC (26)
HP Master ASE (8)
HP NNMi (6)
Routing & Switching (52)
Open Source (2)