GraphDBs and Network Automation

Today I posted this picture below on LinkedIn saying how cool http://neo4j.com/ is. Some of my connections asked me to elaborate so here I am. The requirement You know how I love 'requirements', right? What's mine? I am building for a project at work a Python/Ansible automation framework for a DC Network Fabric. I have done... Continue Reading →

NFD 18 – Day 2 – RedHat Ansible

Peter Sprygada needs no introductions. His presentation on the afternoon of day 2 at NFD18 was the highlight of day 2. He spent good two hours in RedHat offices in Sunnyvale (CA), flooding us with his usual enthusiasm talking about Ansible Network Engine and its exciting new features that are just round the corner. What... Continue Reading →

Networking Field Day 18 wrap-up #nfd18

NFD18 was my first Networking Field Day, after starting my adventure as a delegate with TechFieldDay last February at TFD Extra @CiscoLive. I knew this was going to be great, but I'd never imagined it to be so great. 3 days of great presentations, enriching discussions about networking, and also loads of fun. Credit goes... Continue Reading →

There is more to “work”

Last friday I was out with some friends for a catch-up, some laughter and a few beers. It'd been a while since we last met. At some point during the evening they started to make fun of me because of this blog. "You keep talking about open-source networking, and this and that. Why don't you... Continue Reading →

Stop abusing the word “Open”

I woke up this morning to a nice blog post that appeared in my RSS reader. Finally! An Open Intent-Based Networking Platform Managed Service Providers Can Embrace Now, if you know me, whenever the word "Open" gets mentioned, I'm immediately captivated by it, so I tapped on the link and read it once. Then I... Continue Reading →

KubeconEU 2018 and NFV

Finally I have some time to write a few lines about my experience at KubeconEU18, which I attended last month in Copenhagen, Denmark. It was not only my first Kubecon, but also my first non-strictly-networking-oriented conference I've ever attended. Have I felt like a fish out of water? Not really, there was plenty of networking... Continue Reading →

Interviewing the interviewer

It must definitely have occured to you (after you took a job somewhere) to have regretted not having done some more due diligence on the company you were about to go to. Recently, I had some discussion with friends and colleagues who asked my opinion on how you could actually understand if the employer is... Continue Reading →

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