Today marks my 136th Day 1 at AWS (why is it always Day 1). 6 months just flew by and I thought I'd find some time to share what a ride it’s been. I also have a lot of friends and ex-colleagues who often ask me "what is it like to work at AWS", so... Continue Reading →
My journey into Cloud Networking
Disclaimer: opinions expressed in this blog are my own! I vividly remember the days of a very not far past when I was dealing with EVPN, Type-5 Routes, VXLAN encapsulation and all the things that were really en-vogue back then (I believe they still are), cherishing the numerous conversations I had about those with Ivan... Continue Reading →
Stop exposing port 22 to the world. It’s time to rework your remote access methods
This post is aimed at showing how remote console-based access to cloud-resources can be achieved without exposing port 22 to the world, and - in fact - without any kind of internet access provided to your virtual resources. This post is based on AWS technologies, which I'm most familiar with, but similar features are being... Continue Reading →
New tech era, new skills, new mindset.
It must have occurred to you as well, I'm sure. You start thinking: "what does it take to be successful in the Cloud era"? I ask myself that question pretty much every day, and I must confess I have not given myself a satisfying answer yet, simply because I don't think there is one. Nevertheless,... Continue Reading →
A Cloud-Native change!
As some of you may have noticed, after some time spent at Vodafone Group, I recently took a position at Fujitsu EMEIA as a Senior Cloud Native Engineer. Quite a few people asked to me "What the heck does Cloud-Native mean ?", so I decided to spend some time giving my own view on that... Continue Reading →
Network Automation Interviews: Federico Olivieri
As you know, I had the great privilege to attend #NFD20 in San Jose at the beginning of February. On the back of some of the great vendor presentations there, we started some very interesting discussions around the big debate of our times. Network Engineering: to automate or not to automate? We already know in... Continue Reading →
A Cloud-Native NOS, at last!
It's day 2 of #NFD20 here in San Jose (CA), and the weather outside is dreadful (not really the sunny California you usually picture). Inside the meeting room where the magic of Networking Field Days happens, it's a very sunny day. After many months of mystery, Snaproute finally announced their CN-NOS (Cloud Native NOS) and... Continue Reading →
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 →
NFD 18 – Day 1 Highlights – IP Infusion and Broadcom
I decided that - in this series of posts - I will focus on the highlights of the three fabulous days I spent in SJ (CA) between the 18th and 21st of July. The highlight of day 1 - to me - was the joint presentation from IP Infusion, Edgecore and Broadcom. When you're out... Continue Reading →
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