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Cisco Linguistics & The Grumpy Old Router

David Varnum of Overlaid comments:

In this moment I realized something unusual. I’m an old router, living in a network evolved by DevOps. Here I am with my familiar old ways, speaking my simple language, comprehending only what is programmed in my feature-set. Yet, I’m flying in this multitenant aircraft, as a fully-supported object in this orchestrated solution. It’s been abstracted from me, I’m an oblivious application. Funny thing is, even the flight attendant is unaware of her role, arbiter between nodes and services.

Sometimes being in a place where you realize you are in over your head is a wake up call. Glad to see David kept his head above water!

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