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SDN Skills Prerequisites Per Vendor Certifications

SDN Skills Prerequisites Per Vendor Certifications

SDN Skills Prerequisites Per Vendor Certifications

🕔09:05, 29.Sep 2014

In the previous post, which kicked off a new series, I discussed the need to make some basic choices when building your SDN development plan. Today’s post begins to look more closely at the prerequisites, by examining what vendors tell

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Three Big SDN Questions for Your SDN Development Plan

Three Big SDN Questions for Your SDN Development Plan

🕔09:05, 25.Sep 2014

SDN is happening. What questions should you be asking about your own development plan to learn SDN skills? I’ve been thinking about this question in preparation for an upcoming Interop Debate on October 1st, where we’ll be discussing the options

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SDN Certification Update – September ‘14

SDN Certification Update – September ‘14

🕔09:05, 15.Sep 2014

If you care about building your own SDN skills, SDN certifications should matter to you, at least for the purpose of figuring out what to study (an argument I’ve made in an earlier post.) Since that time, the SDN world

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SDN and NFV Polls

🕔09:05, 25.Aug 2014

Hi folks – simple post here today. I just created another informal poll about SDN for my web page, and didn’t want to lose track. And it got me thinking about a few other SDN-related polls lately as well. So,

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Tools for Learning Python for Networkers

Tools for Learning Python for Networkers

🕔09:05, 11.Aug 2014

I’ve been slowly adding to my list of favorite tools and books for learning Python, and I came across a new one this week. So it seemed like a good time to hit the highlights in a blog post, given

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GT/Coursera SDN Course Travelogue – Week 8

GT/Coursera SDN Course Travelogue – Week 8

🕔09:05, 28.Jul 2014

The slides from the lectures listed a great quote that pops when taken out of context: “Distributed configuration is a bad idea” But we’ve been doing distributed configuration since, well, like forever. Dr. Feamster wasn’t making a vast generalization, though.

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GT/Coursera SDN Course Travelogue – Week 7

GT/Coursera SDN Course Travelogue – Week 7

🕔09:05, 23.Jul 2014

Week 7 of the course looked at four different SDN use cases. That’s a good start. Anyone who’s learning SDN should keep a constant eye out for new SDN uses cases, in my opinion. Today’s post hits the highlights from

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GT/Coursera SDN Course Travelogue – Week 6

GT/Coursera SDN Course Travelogue – Week 6

🕔09:05, 18.Jul 2014

“Don’t configure the network – program it!” This quote from Week 6 of the SDN course sums up the whole SDN mantra, and the focus this week: Programming SDNs. Gone are the days of single-box configuration, with SDN introducing a

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GT/Coursera SDN Course Travelogue – Week 5

GT/Coursera SDN Course Travelogue – Week 5

🕔09:05, 17.Jul 2014

OpenFlow an accident? I love this quote from week 5 of the Georgia Tech SDN course: OpenFlow’s design was somewhat of an accident of the hardware support that was available at the time. Taken out of context, you might think

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GT/Coursera SDN Course Travelogue – Week 4

GT/Coursera SDN Course Travelogue – Week 4

🕔09:05, 14.Jul 2014

If Week 3 of the course was meat and potatoes for networkers, week 4 was motherhood and apple pie. This week continued the discussion of SDN core features, with labs to match. In particular, it focused on network virtualization –

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