One of the hidden gems at Cisco is the Internet Protocol Journal. The IPJ describes itself as “… intended to serve as an informational and educational resource for engineering professionals involved in the design, development, and operation of public and private internets and intranets. It does not promote any specific products or services, but focuses on issues facing the network designer or operator. The journal carries tutorial articles (“What is…?”) as well as implementation/operation articles (“How to…”). It provides readers with technology and standardization updates for all levels of the protocol stack and serves as a forum for discussion of all aspects of internetworking.”
The quality of the content is quite good and a subscription is free. One of the reasons I bring this up for our readers is the the current edition has a the first part of a two part primer by T. Sridhar on cloud computing. For those of you looking to come up to speed, it is a good vendor-agnostic intro to the topic.
For more info on the IPJ, to contribute an article or sign up for a subscription, go here.