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Tom Davies

Manager, DevNet Sandbox

Developer Experience

Architecture & engineering lead, technology evangelist, lover of code, heading up DevNet Sandbox.

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January 25, 2018

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Serverless & Developing Applications Using Multiple Cloud Providers

Serverless technologies let you write and deploy code without having to know the underlying infrastructure – but could it also be the catalyst for applications written across many cloud provider services?

January 18, 2018

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Keen to Get Hands-on with ACI 3.0? Now You Can – In Minutes!

Been waiting to get your hands on the new ACI 3.0 release? Of course you have. And now you can – instantly! Here in DevNet we’ve just finished upgrading our ACI sandboxes to the latest release of ACI which offers you: Kubernetes support – import your kubernetes cluster as a VMM domain ACI Multi-Site (Each […]

January 4, 2018

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NEW DevNet Sandbox! Play live with Istio on Kubernetes to manage your microservice mesh

Most of the development world is aware of the microservices and containerisation movement, given we’re now in 2018! When folks start working with microservices, they quickly realise that they proliferate fast. One application can contain a large number of microservices that all need to interact and talk to each other for lots of different reasons […]

October 23, 2017

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So, You Wanna Use a Blockchain, Huh?

These days when someone comes and asks me about how great a use case they have for a blockchain, my answer has started to be somewhat predictable… "So, you wanna use a blockchain, huh?”

October 18, 2017

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API Scaling, Security, Serverless API-ing and GraphQL – Hot Topics at the NordicAPI Platform Summit

I was lucky enough to hit Stockholm for the NordicAPI Platform Summit at the beginning of last week. It’s one of only a few all-API focused events held internationally, so given a (probably unhealthy) chunk of my life has been about APIs and all that comes with them, I was geekily excited about it. If […]

October 3, 2017

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New DevNet Blockchain Sandbox lets you get hands on with hyperledger coding

You’ve probably heard of blockchains by now – the relatively new technology underpinning a whole host of cryptocurrencies and distributed apps.  Blockchains promise exciting solution opportunities across a range of markets, from IoT and machine-to-machine communication, to healthcare, identity management, supply chain, and more. But, have you come to grips with how blockchains work? How […]

September 14, 2017

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DevNet Sandbox Part 2: Making it Easy to Learn and Innovate

This blog is the second in a series of two, focussing on DevNet Sandbox and the awesome free access to Cisco and Open Source tech it provides all our DevNet users. In my Part 1 blog I explained how DevNet Sandbox provides great fast, on-demand access to a whole host of Cisco technology, third party […]

August 28, 2017

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DevNet Sandbox: Giving Developers Fast, Self-Service Access To Cisco Tech

This blog is the first in a series of blogs focusing on DevNet Sandbox and the awesome free access to Cisco and Open Source technologies it provides all our DevNet users. I’m a developer. I’m also somewhat an architect, manager and evangelist which makes life super fun, but pretty fast paced. For the most part, […]