How Cloud-based Monitoring Helps Businesses

Word Count: 352 Maybe you have heard of cloud-based monitoring, but you aren’t totally sure what it is. You’ve heard good things about it, but you don’t quite see how it helps anyone. You know that cloud computing isn’t just running computers in the sky, but that’s about it. Welcome to the club. But this post is here ...
 

Hugging it Out in the Channel

Word Count: 340 “If everything seems under control, you’re just not going fast enough.” –Mario Andretti We live in a world that’s moving at unprecedented speeds.  As we strive to meet our goals and objectives it could be argued that conflict is impossible to avoid. Conflict is defined as any situation in which incompatible goals, attitudes, emotions, or ...
 

A History of Automation

Word Count: 634 When we talk about automation, we’re usually talking about advanced network automation—custom orchestration, SFV, SDN tool kits, JUNOS—but have you ever wondered how we made it this far? What brought us to the point of being able to automate a network to run beautifully with minimal maintenance? As you might guess, it has been ...
 

How to Win Big Government Contracts

Word Count: 434 Many small business owners have the impression that doing business with the local, state, or federal government is more trouble than it’s worth. Procurement officials are often seen as having a habit of awarding contracts to those with a proven track record, meaning only a select number of established companies can successfully win ...
 

The Serro Story

Word Count: 542 A few weeks ago, I attended the Juniper Marketing Academy and the overall theme of the conference was to give the attendees the tools-of-the trade on how to effectively tell and write a story.  There were some basic rules for storytelling:  it should always have these four components – orphan, wanderer, warrior, and ...
 

Why Space API is Sexy

Word Count: 402 By:  Robert Constantakis So the marketing folks asked me to write a little something about the sexiness of the Junos Space APIs. Really? Just the sounds of the phrase “Junos Space APIs” rolling off the tongue (cue seductive italian accent) ought to be enough to feel the whole sexiness thing, but let me give it ...
 

The Evolution of “Sales Dude” to Jedi

Word Count: 376 (Written by a Recently Elevated Sales Jedi who wanted to be a Guest Blogger) I walk in the room and the engineers  look up at me and think, “Sales dude…” and go back to their computers.  I’m sized up like that all the time.  It’s cool.  I’m okay with it because I’ve been down ...
 

Are the Buzzing Sounds of SDN Really the Hymn of Automation?

Word Count: 354 The networking world is buzzing around SDN. There’s so much buzz and yet so many interpretations of SDN.  It probably started out with a clear definition but now everyone has put their own spin to if that if you were to Google, “SDN Solution”  here are some descriptions of what you’d get: “end-to-end solution ...