Greg Ferro

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Heavy Networking 508: Should Network Engineers Learn Advanced Programming Languages?

Today's Heavy Networking explores what it's like to get deeply into programming while still being attached to the world of networking. We discuss the transition from day-to-day networking tasks to spending more time with code, the role of programming in automation, and more. Our guests are Matt Stone, Brent Salisbury, Dave Tucker, and Daryn Johnson.

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Video: Writing to Enhance your Networking Career.

David Coleman talks about how writing boosted his career in this 30 minute presentation. He chose a path of writing books that led him into bigger career with vendors and wider communities. He had some excellent tip on grammar and style which is rarely discussed. I wrote an ebook about the mechanics of writing blog […]

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Heavy Networking 504: The State Of Optical Networking In 2020

If you're new to DWDM and optical networking, this Heavy Networking episode aims to peel back some of the layers of these technologies to help you understand how they work, and whether you have business applications that could use DWDM. My guest is Chris Tracy, a network and systems engineer at ESnet.

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Heavy Networking 503: Achieve Multi-Domain Network Automation With Itential (Sponsored)

On today’s Heavy Networking, we talk with sponsor Itential about its network automation approach, where you can take what you’re already using (scripts, Ansible, etc.) and incorporate it into a holistic automation strategy. Itential enables automation across physical, virtual, and cloud domains and takes a low-code approach so that your engineers don’t have to become developers. Our guest is Chris Wade, Itential's co-founder and CTO.

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Is the future both off AND on premises ?

Originally Published in the Human Infrastructure Magazine in December 2017.  Sign up here, its free Is the future both off AND on premises ? With the smoke clearing from the 21-gun salute delivered at AWS’ conference this week where a barrage of applications and services were announced, I was reading a transcript of Cisco executive […]

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