Here’s a short question I got from one of my readers:
I am a CCIE in SP/DC & working as Technical Architect in US. I follow your website but I don’t know where to start for SDN/Virtualization/Openstack…
I guess he’s not alone, so here’s a long list of resources I put together in the last 5+ years.
Before I get started: you’ll find links to most of these resources on ipSpace.net SDN Resources page.
Free SDN resources on ipSpace.net
Finally, you might want to subscribe to my SDN mailing list to get SDN tips, information on upcoming training, and latest SDN-related blog posts straight into your Inbox.
When you're ready to start dealing with advanced SDN and network automation topics, you'll find a pretty good (and ever-expanding) coverage in Advanced SDN Training series of webinars.
Virtualization and Cloud Computing
Also, make sure to check my virtualization and cloud-related blog posts – I wrote over 250 blog posts on these topics. They’re not yet available in book form, apart from the hot topics of Overlay Virtual Networking.
OpenStack is not yet covered in my blog posts or webinars, but you'll get at least the basic understanding of how network virtualization works and what the problems are from the virtualization webinars.
Finally, here’s a list of SDN- or network virtualization related blogs definitely worth following (taken from my OPML export and thus in random order):
- Telecom Occasionally
- Scott Lowe blog
- BRAD HEDLUND.com
- CCIE 31104, what's next?
- IT 2.0
- Network Heresy
- The Networking Nerd
- Jason Edelman
- Keeping It Classless
- The Forwarding Plane
- Data Center Virtualization and DC Interconnect
- Packet Pushers Community blog posts
- Pedro Marques
Have I missed another great SDN resource? Please write a comment.