Hello again! May 29, 2017 Well hello old friend, it has certainly been been a while! The second half of last year saw quite a few changes, both personally and professionally. Not only am I a married man now, I also made the move to Riverbed at the end of 2016. Since I joined, I’ve often been asked: “Why did you join Riverbed? ...
Brocade certified for hardware VTEP with VMware NSX Jul 18, 2016 Disclaimer: I work for Brocade, all views and expressions on this blog are entirely my own and don’t necessarily reflect the views of my employer. VMware NSX has had the Hardware VXLAN Gateway feature (a.k.a. Hardware VTEP) in tech preview since NSX 6.2 but since the release of VMware NSX 6. ...
IP Fabrics – why and how? Mar 17, 2016 Disclaimer: I work for Brocade, all views and expressions on this blog are entirely my own and don’t necessarily reflect the views of my employer. Scalability is key when designing a data centre or cloud architecture. Over the last few years layer 2 scale-out architectures have been very widely deployed, with various vendors providing their own solution for a high-performance data centre network. ...
Using REST APIs to automate tasks Nov 10, 2015 Like many of you I have a networking background with some basic programming skills, mostly from my time in uni. With all the buzz around cloud, DevOps and automation and self-servicing IT it doesn’t hurt to know a bit more about how to bridge the gap between networking and programming. A big component of automating tasks is by leveraging various APIs in order to optimise processes and workflows. ...
Layer 2 extension using VXLAN with Brocade VDX Nov 03, 2015 VXLAN. I’m sure you’ve heard a lot about it, and you might have even configured it. For those not in the know: it’s a fairly easy way to overlay L2 networks over a L3 infrastructure, allowing you to stretch a L2 domain between L3 PODs or even between sites. One of the applications could be vMotion for example, allowing you to transfer VMs on the fly between PODs. ...
Scalable Ethernet Fabrics with one line of code Jul 09, 2015 Disclaimer: I work for Brocade, but the views expressed in this post are my own and don’t necessarily reflect the views of Brocade. You might have heard about Ethernet Fabrics, or Brocade VCS Fabric technology. If you haven’t: don’t worry, this post will explain what it is and how it makes your life easier. ...
Goodbye couch, hello Brocade! Jun 07, 2015 Today I’m starting a new chapter in my working career, starting as a Systems Engineer at Brocade in Australia. To say I’m excited is an understatement! Brocade is well-known as the market leader in Fibre Channel networking, and an organisation with a strong router and switch portfolio. Brocade has been making tracks lately as a company that enables the transition to a more open, cloud-based infrastructure with a heavy emphasis on simplicity and scalability. ...