The Calico cloud

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You know what’s one of the real pains of cloud and container based computing? Networking. Workloads on a cloud come and go faster than you can read this story. Connecting those workloads, especially when they become even more ephemeral containers, is not easy. That’s where the open-source Software Defined Network (SDN) Calico comes in. SDN […]

Five fewer excuses for not being social

In today’s digital age, the world runs on two things: caffeine and social media. With the power of influence measured by the number of followers or connections, each of us strives to build our personal brand online while increasing our outreach on the internet. For the individual, most lack a team of experts to manage […]

Protecting software-defined networks: The Open Security Controller

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Software-defined networks (SDN) move networking from the physical to the virtual. Projects such as OpenDaylight and OpenContrail have become essential to telecom and cloud companies where networking configurations must be made in micro-seconds. SDNs are well on their way to becoming mainstream technology. But, as the publication CSO recently pointed out, “SDN solves a lot […]

An explainer on Microsoft Azure network configurations

This post is the last in a series of three blog entries about Microsoft public cloud and “fundamental” building blocks for IT infrastructure (you can find the first post here, and the second one here). The series covers storage platform, networking and compute aspects of the cloud platform. As with most other infrastructure components, network is one of the […]

5 lessons from a past intern’s path to success

Orientation serves as a period of acclimation for new hires and interns, a time to get accustomed to the work space, culture and tools. A good orientation session will also provide guidance, lessons and direction for young, raw professionals. My orientation at CSC did just that. For two days, new hires and interns at the […]

Finding your niche as an intern or new hire

Congratulations! You’ve landed a great internship or the perfect first job. You’re ready to make the most out of it by doing that networking thing you’ve been hearing is so important. There’s a refreshing smell of flowers and rush-hour traffic in the air as you greet peers at a networking event. You feel confident, excited, […]

How interns can start networking

When you’re young, you’re told by your parents, friends and strangers never to talk to strangers. Once you get into the business world however, that sentiment changes. Networking – like Outlook and coffee breaks – is a mandatory part of doing business today. It’s the best way to connect with others and develop relationships, both […]

Meet, e-mail, Facebook or SnapChat: should you “network”?

In a word, YES!  If you are interacting with humans during the day, you are networking. Whether you think that way at the time, every interaction you have with someone is either deepening or damaging your network, and your brand. Here’s my thoughts after reading countless books and my personal experience – successes and failures. […]