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10 Networking Blogs You Must Follow

So many network technology blogs, so little time. Get started with this list of blogs by networking experts and top Interop speakers.
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EtherealMind
Any list of networking blogs arguably has to start with EtherealMind, which is penned by Greg Ferro, a network architect and engineer working out of the UK. A Network Computing contributor, Greg pioneered the networking blog and also is widely known for his weekly Packet Pushers Podcast. In fact, at Interop in Las Vegas earlier this year, one of his sessions, 'How to Be a Tech Blogger,' attracted an overflow crowd. His successful formula combines extensive experience with a sense of humor and refreshingly candid opinions.At Interop New York, Greg will hold a half-day workshop, 'Faster, Cheaper, More Flexible: The Next-Generation WAN,' that examines the future of the WAN and looks at next-generation technologies such as cloud-based WANs and WAN as a service. He'll also lead a  workshop, 'Building the Physical Network for the Software-Defined Data Center,' and a session, 'How the Software-Defined WAN Changes Everything for the Better.'

EtherealMind

Any list of networking blogs arguably has to start with EtherealMind, which is penned by Greg Ferro, a network architect and engineer working out of the UK. A Network Computing contributor, Greg pioneered the networking blog and also is widely known for his weekly Packet Pushers Podcast. In fact, at Interop in Las Vegas earlier this year, one of his sessions, "How to Be a Tech Blogger," attracted an overflow crowd. His successful formula combines extensive experience with a sense of humor and refreshingly candid opinions.

At Interop New York, Greg will hold a half-day workshop, "Faster, Cheaper, More Flexible: The Next-Generation WAN," that examines the future of the WAN and looks at next-generation technologies such as cloud-based WANs and WAN as a service. He'll also lead a workshop, "Building the Physical Network for the Software-Defined Data Center," and a session, "How the Software-Defined WAN Changes Everything for the Better."

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Brian.Dean
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Brian.Dean,
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8/18/2014 | 6:56:23 PM
Re: Impressive list
Marcia, thank you for the link, it is definitely a link worth bookmarking.

I agree that SDN is an evergreen topic that fits a broad range of technologies. I also feel that SDN is a high impact topic, for example, some of the 6,000 job cuts that Cisco recently announced might be due to SDN. There could be a positive effect on the labor force due to these job cuts as restructuring of an economy's labor force can create efficiency, if hardware switching skills are implemented in a more specialized environment resulting in higher salaries. 
MarciaNWC
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MarciaNWC,
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8/18/2014 | 6:22:34 PM
Re: Impressive list
I agree Brian, the archive videos are a great resource. Videos from Interop Las Vegas last spring include keynotes on SDN & BYOD -- very evergreen topics.
MarciaNWC
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MarciaNWC,
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8/18/2014 | 6:15:51 PM
Re: Interesting list and Others blogs
Sure thing Jerome, and yes, we're hoping to put together more blog lists. There are so many good blogs out there, and your idea of specific topics is great. Thanks!
Jerome Amon
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Jerome Amon,
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8/18/2014 | 5:45:32 PM
Re: Interesting list and Others blogs
@ Marcia, this is a very important topic that can be extended and help again.

Thanks again for this topic!

Could you try to give us some  blogs (maybe 10 like this or less) which deal with specific topics such as virtualization in network, SDN, IPv6, network security, UC, DC ...

Thanks!
Brian.Dean
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Brian.Dean,
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8/18/2014 | 4:28:57 PM
Re: Impressive list
@Marcia, thank you. That is excellent news as it would create the opportunity to revert back to the archive videos from time to time. All the topics here are very important with long lasting staying power -- making archives a great resource.
MarciaNWC
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MarciaNWC,
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8/18/2014 | 11:49:47 AM
Re: Impressive list
Hi Brian -- So Interop New York won't have live streaming, but will have archive video of the keynotes available after the conference.
MarciaNWC
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MarciaNWC,
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8/18/2014 | 11:15:23 AM
Re: Interesting list and Others blogs
Thanks for sharing those blogs Jerome! They all look like really practical, helpful blogs for networking pros. 
Jerome Amon
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Jerome Amon,
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8/18/2014 | 8:04:53 AM
Interesting list and Others blogs
hello to all,

@ Marcia : Thanks for the list, i've visited -- very educative!

Here are also  some others, where we can learn more, discover new networking  features and get hands-on pratice, ...

http://gns3vault.com
http://www.ciscozine.com
http://www.firewall.cx/
http://www.fryguy.net/
http://networklessons.com
http://sdnskills.com

Thanks!
MarciaNWC
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MarciaNWC,
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8/17/2014 | 6:24:49 PM
Re: Impressive list
Good question Brian I don't think Interop has live streamed sessions in the past, but I'll try to can find out if there are any live video plans for the upcoming Interop New York.
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Brian.Dean,
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8/16/2014 | 6:18:50 PM
Re: Impressive list
Marcia, thank you for the important list, I never realized that a specialized site is in existence for IPv6. Considering, that almost everything seems to require an IP address nowadays to become efficient, IPv6 is the only option that can provide the necessary number of addresses. 

I am wondering, whether Interop is going to stream live videos of the seasons?
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