Networking and DevOps - How it’s evolving, from Puppet Camp.
Cisco’s David Ward gave a talk on “SDN for Service Providers,” which was likely more of a broader shaping up of Cisco’s SDN strategy, and was, not surprisingly, very similar to the presentation he gave last year while he was at Juniper, including the “network weather map” analogies. Points for consistency.
When I arrived at Juniper, the lack of software knowledge was shocking. Even (especially?) in the team I was tapped to lead which was 100% software based products – though most were packaged with standard x86 rack mounted servers. The product portfolio consisted of about a dozen point products with overlaps and gaps in features and functions. There was no real notion of programmability, apis, or platforms.
Now as I leave, there are 3 established software platforms, 2 well defined api sets, 2 software development kits, a developer program, nearly 1,000 third-party software developers engaged, and revenue from the software product set increased more than 10-fold. The team did a fantastic job and I’m very proud of their accomplishments and humbled that I could provide leadership during this period.
The job isn’t complete by any means, but it is time to move from startup mode to a steady state mode with a leader who excels in that environment. Thus I decided in December of last year to help with that transition and get that new leader up to speed. Selfishly, I’m hoping that the team builds upon its success and momentum so I can say “I was part of that.”
Yes. Game On. Indeed.
QFabric system is out and shipping. Game on. :)
Video of founders of Kickstarter, Makerbot, and Onlive. While Kickstarter is uber cool and Makerbot is neat (although I don’t get the business model), Onlive is poised to dropkick DIY virtual desktop deployments in a big way.
However, for anyone who has followed the thin computing / VDI world, the Onlive demo is completely bomber. It starts at 28 minutes in.
VDI as a service FTW.
Update: Fora’s embedding only does the first 10 min (WTF?) go here
Includes fairly lengthy comment from me on QFabric architecture, resiliency, and why you might want a QFabric.