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Building Network Tools using Docker

Brent Salisbury of NetworkStatic comments:

I am going to start pushing out an app every month that fixes some problem in networking. In this case I hacked it up over the past couple of weekends, but other times it will just be me using someones open source awesomeness and demoing it.

First some thoughts on where we are in the wild world of networking to tee up the reason I am excited about delivering network tools via Docker.

Brent has nailed the endgame for Network Function Virtualization. Rather than relying on clunky VMs, newer appliances will spawn containers to do work and then destroy them as they are no longer needed. Brilliant thinking from a brilliant guy.

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Tom Hollingsworth

Tom Hollingsworth is a networking professional, blogger, and speaker on advanced technology topics. He is also an organizer for networking and wireless for Tech Field Day.  His blog can be found at

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