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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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Networking pros are a prolific bunch. Not only do they work tirelessly to build and troubleshoot networks, they also like to share their knowledge, experience -- and opinions. They're definitely not shy to express themselves, and many of them like to write. There are a lot of networking blogs where you can read practitioners' thoughts on technology trends like SDN and DevOps, read about their experiences in the trenches, and get helpful tips. But where do you start?

We've put together some recommendations for you. The list includes some of the most high-profile networking bloggers in the industry, including Greg Ferro, Ivan Pepelnjak, and Ethan Banks. Other big names include Lee Badman, Jason Edelman, Terry Slattery, and Ed Horley.

You're in luck, because many of these bloggers will also be speaking at Interop New York, which will be held Sept. 29 to Oct. 3. Check out their expert blogs and make plans to head to New York this fall!

 

 

Marcia Savage is the managing editor for Network Computing, and has been covering technology for 15 years. She has written and edited for CRN and spent several years covering information security for SC Magazine and TechTarget. Marcia began her journalism career in daily ... View Full Bio

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Pablo Valerio
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8/12/2014 | 11:00:12 AM
Impressive list
Marcia, thank you for the list. I was only familiar with a couple of the blogs you mentioned.

I forgot about Howfunky.com, which I read a few times. I like the way Ed Horley follows all the IPv6 implementation and the hardware related to it.

I'm going to visit the other blogs and look around, I'm sure it will be worth the time.
MarciaNWC
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MarciaNWC,
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8/12/2014 | 11:12:43 AM
Re: Impressive list
Glad you liked the list Pablo! Let us know what you think as you visit the blogs, or if you have other blogs you like.
aditshar1
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8/12/2014 | 2:34:47 PM
Re: Impressive list
We have endless blogs available on internet, but getting shortlisted blog like above can help a lot. Thank You Marcia.
MarciaNWC
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MarciaNWC,
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8/12/2014 | 3:19:10 PM
Re: Impressive list
I know what you mean about all the blogs Aditya! There are so many, and a lot of good ones. Hopefully the list helps!  
@mbushong
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8/12/2014 | 3:59:17 PM
Some others to consider as well
Some great blogs missing here, and it looks like some of the vendor blogs (both branded and unbranded) didn't make the list. It's hard to consider any list complete without a few:

- VMWare's unbranded blog Network Heresy, with posts penned by Martin Casado, Bruce Davie, and others should make most top 10 lists: http://networkheresy.com/

- Matt Oswalt does a nice job dealing with advanced topics, especially around SDN at the Keeping It Classless: http://keepingitclassless.net/

- Tom Nolle is one of the more prolific authors, especially around the NFV space: http://blog.cimicorp.com/

- And the Plexxi blog (that I do a lot of writing for, full disclosure) covers an awful lot of ground (technical topics on Mon/Wed/Thu, non-technical on Tue/Fri): http://www.plexxi.com/blog/

 

Mike Bushong (@mbushong)

Plexxi
MarciaNWC
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MarciaNWC,
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8/12/2014 | 4:51:38 PM
Re: Some others to consider as well
Thanks for providing those additions Mike. We could probably do many more of these lists!
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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?
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.
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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8/18/2014 | 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. 
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