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An awesome and humbling honor: Being a Cisco Champion

This has been a really incredible year among the IT community for me. As a newly recognized entrant in the Top Virtualization Blogs in 2013 (Thank you to Eric Siebert and my awesome readers!), and a freshly minted vExpert (thanks to John Troyer, Corey Romero and this great peer community!), I am excited to also be a part of the …

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Why VXLAN is Awesome, and Why it May Not Be

If you’re not already familiar with VXLAN, you should get to know it. VXLAN (acronym for Virtual eXtensible Local Area Network) is fast becoming the hottest new discussion item for Cloud service design. What is VXLAN? VXLAN technology overlays a virtualized Layer 2 on top of a Layer 3 network allowing the extension of Layer 2 traffic between physical segments. …