Articles

April 16, 2014

DATA CENTER

#EngineersUnplugged S5|Ep7: How Data Becomes Information

In this week’s episode, Nils Swart (@NLNils) and Stace Hipperson (@stacehipperson) discuss how data becomes information via Open Daylight. Have they whiteboarded network engineer nirvana? Watch and see. More data! This is in fact unicorns in a distance. Foiled again: This is Engineers Unplugged, where technologists talk to each other the way they know best, with […]

April 9, 2014

DATA CENTER

#EngineersUnplugged S5|Ep6: Transactions, Apps, and the Network

In this week’s episode, Nathan Sowatskey and Jacoby Thwaites discuss transactions, applications, and the network: how to reduce complexity and increase compliance by changing the transaction process. “Be careful of the unicorn.” **The next Engineers Unplugged shoot is at EMC World, Las Vegas, May 2014! Contact me now to become internet famous.**

April 2, 2014

DATA CENTER

#EngineersUnplugged S5|Ep5: Professional Development via the Social Pyramid

In this week’s episode of Engineers Unplugged, Aaron Delp (@aarondelp of The Cloudcast) and Josh Atwell (@josh_atwell of #vBrownBag) discuss how to go from being a community member to a content creator. Grow your professional skills by watching this non-technical but highly useful talk! It’s not all internet fame and glamour: consider the commitment of time, money, and […]

March 26, 2014

DATA CENTER

#EngineersUnplugged S5|Ep4: Big Data

In this week’s episode of Engineers Unplugged, Floris Grandvarlet (Cisco) and Richard Pilling (Intel) take on Big Data across the proverbial pond, at Cisco Live Milan. Where are we now, how are we going to approach the ever increasing amount of data (an ocean of it) to fish for information? This is a great overview […]

March 19, 2014

DATA CENTER

#EngineersUnplugged S5|Ep3: NXOS and Puppet

In this week’s episode of Engineers Unplugged, Tim Swanson (@tiswanso) and Nigel Kersten (@nigelkersten) discuss NXOS and Puppet, and the Cisco/Puppet plug-ins created for configuring network switches. What does this mean? Watch and see. Hint: it ends in unicorns. **The next Engineers Unplugged shoot is at EMC World, Las Vegas, May 2014! Contact me now […]

March 12, 2014

DATA CENTER

#EngineersUnplugged S5|Ep2: ACI and Traditional Networking

This is an amazing episode of Engineers Unplugged, where two technologists from the community, Hal Rottenberg (@halr9000) and Colin Lynch (@ucsguru) discuss how ACI disrupts traditional...

March 5, 2014

DATA CENTER

#EngineersUnplugged S5|Ep1: Role and Policy Based Control

We're back with an all-new season of Engineers Unplugged--more unicorns, more technology, and more selfies than even the Oscars have to offer. Season 5 kicks off with a bang--role-based access...

February 26, 2014

DATA CENTER

#EngineersUnplugged S4|Ep13: Data Center of the Future

In this week's episode of Engineers Unplugged, Jamie MacQuarrie (@JMacQuarrie) and Jay Cuthrell (@qthrul) discuss both the history and future of the data center. How have...

February 5, 2014

DATA CENTER

#EngineersUnplugged S4|Ep12: DevTest on UCS Blades, Home Lab How-To

Welcome to the Season 4 Finale! Instead of a cliffhanger, Randy Keener (@vmrandy) and Trevor Roberts (@vmtrooper) bring you practical how-tos for your dev/test or home lab environment. If you have wanted to try your hand at code but didn’t know how to start, or if you want step-by-step on devtest on UCS Blades, this […]