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Those Slow-Poke Network Engineers

Bob McCouch at Herding Packets comments:

This year (and especially in the past few months) there have been a lot of new solutions announced in the network virtualization and network overlay platform arenas. These solutions hold great potential, but in my opinion the vendors of these solutions need to get on board with a team approach to IT and avoid marketing to server engineers by throwing the networking team under the bus.

Bob attempts to explain that networking engineers aren’t usually slow out of malice. There’s a very good reason we behave the way we do. Whether network virtualization changes that is anyone’s guess.

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Tom Hollingsworth

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