My thoughts on the network evolution

Jon Langemak from Das Blinken Lichten comments:

Recently, I’ve been putting a lot of thought into where the ‘next big thing’ in networking is going to be.   Now, I’m not just pondering these thoughts for no apparent reason.   I was on the fence between focusing on new technology and getting my CCIE Route Switch.   The CCIE has been a dream of mine for quite some time and as such, it was hard to think about giving it up to focus on new networking technology.   On the flip side, getting involved with some of these new ideas, concepts, and tech is hard to pass up.   Anyone with enough ambition has the chance to get in on the ground floor.   And don’t get me wrong, there has been some really interesting technology that’s been coming out in the last year with no real slow down in sight.   So I was at a bit of a cross road.

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Stephen Foskett

Stephen Foskett is an active participant in the world of enterprise information technology, currently focusing on enterprise storage, server virtualization, networking, and cloud computing. He organizes the popular Tech Field Day event series for Gestalt IT and runs Foskett Services. A long-time voice in the storage industry, Stephen has authored numerous articles for industry publications, and is a popular presenter at industry events. He can be found online at,, and on Twitter at @SFoskett.

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