As you know I always promise my loyal subscribers at least 6 new webinars per year. Well, 2015 was a bit more fruitful. Let’s start with the easy ones:
- There was the regular Data Center Fabrics update webinar in May with guest speaker Dinesh Dutt from Cumulus Networks;
- IPv6 microsegmentation webinar in March extended the IPv6 curriculum;
- Michele Chubirka had a great webinar on open-source security tools in September;
- The Designing Active-Active and Disaster Recovery Data Centers completed the first phase of the cloud building curriculum (more to come in 2016);
However, I spent most of my time developing the SDN and network automation curriculum:
- OpenFlow Deep Dive webinar (a bit more than 5 hours of content) in January covered OpenFlow versions 1.0 through 1.4 – still more than any major vendor implemented in a shipping product;
- Terry Slattery talked about monitoring SDN networks in February;
- David Gee covered NETCONF and Yang in March;
- Matt Oswalt did a great job describing Ansible, YAML and Jinja2 in June and I extended his talk with a DMVPN-based case study in August;
- Network Function Virtualization and BGP-based SDN webinars in August covered topics badly-needed for the digital version of the SDN workshop;
- Finally, the SDN Use Cases webinar (the second session will take place in just a few days) significantly extended the number of use cases I discussed in an earlier version of the webinar in 2013 or during the SDN workshop;
A number of webinars badly needed an upgrade… and they got it:
- A brand-new vSphere 6 Networking Deep Dive webinar covers every network-related feature of vSphere 6;
- Virtual firewalls webinar covers the new products introduced in the last 2 years as well as the vSphere morass (the only way to get a VM NIC firewall in vSphere 6 is to buy VMware NSX).
All together, approximately 35 hours of new content was published on ipSpace.net in 2016 – by far the most productive year since I started delivering webinars (and the regular subscribers got it all for only $149).