Hello (software defined) world!

So, it’s time to get serious again. After travelling for a few months, visiting 5 continents in the process, we’re back home in Australia.

It’s an amazing experience and it’s great to just being able to do what you want: visiting amazing places like the Galapagos Islands, Machu Picchu, Patagonia and meeting great people from all over the world.

It’s funny how the mind works though: by the end of our trip I was getting restless and looking forward to start the next chapter in my career and ready to get back to work.

Anyways, you might wonder what this blog is about. Well, ever since I returned I’ve been reading up on all the new perils of software-defined anything (compute, storage and networking) and noticed that there isn’t too much information out there for beginners.

Yes, there’s a lot of talk about scripting (Puppet, Chef), SDN, NFV, Openstack and how it’s going to change the way we do and scale out our business. I surely share that vision, but it’s hard to find a definitive source that covers everything. SDxCentral is a good starting point, if you’re willing to take a fair bit of marketing into account.

I understand it’s not an easy task, we’re crossing the chasm between scripting and networking. Traditionally there hasn’t been a lot of interaction between those teams, but moving forward this will be crucial as TechTarget pointed out nicely in this article.

Exciting times ahead, and I’m planning on blogging about the things I encounter and learn along the way, it might help others as well!

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