The first half of 2015 was extremely productive – seven brand new webinars (or 22 hours of new content) were added to the ipSpace.net webinar library.
Most of the development focus was on SDN and network automation: OpenFlow, NETCONF and YANG, Ansible, Jinja and YAML, and Monitoring SDN networks. There was also the traditional Data Center Fabrics Update session in May, IPv6 Microsegmentation webinar in March, and (finally!) vSphere 6 Networking Deep Dive in April.
The group of awesome authors creating content on ipSpace.net is also steadily growing:
- Terry Slattery (the very first non-Cisco CCIE) was talking about network monitoring in SDN era;
- David Gee explained the basics of NETCONF and YANG and is already working on an advanced course;
- Matt Oswalt excited the attendees with live demos of Ansible;
- Dinesh Dutt focused on the interesting details of Cumulus Linux.
But Wait, There’s more ;)
We’ll try to keep the pace in the second half of 2015 (although it will be extremely hard due to the number of public SDN workshops and other SDN events I’m running). Here are the current plans (some more realistic than others):
- Michele Chubirka will tell you how to replace expensive security tools with existing monitoring systems, network devices, and open-source applications;
- There will be another Data Center Fabrics update session focused on Cisco’s ACI and EVPN;
- The SDN curriculum will continue to grow with NFV, BGP SDN, and SDN Use Cases webinars;
- I already have the materials for the Building Active-Active Data Centers webinar, and it might finally happen;
- We’re planning to roll out a whole series of deep-dive IPv6 security webinars with Enno Rey and his team.