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DCOF – Data Center of the Future

yesterday we had a virtual event provided by some of the leaders in Data Center Computing (Cisco, VMware, EMC, Oracle, NetApp, APC, EMERSON) the web virtual Event entail some of the challenges and current design's as well as future design and solutions we may encounter in Data Centers. From my prospective the main event where the 2 first presenters Cisco and VMware, both have joind forces to show you how the Data Center of the Future should look like, VMware as the Application infrastructure and Cisco as the Networking complimentary. We will expect to see them more and more in Data Centers providing High Availability Fault tolerance and network resilience between Data Centers. Some of the hot discussed topics where the: VN-link – amazing Cisco Nexus 1000V basically that is a replacement for vSwitch (VMware layer 2 switch on ESX/ESXi) and I will add to it an amazing with huge amount of capabilities in compare to the vSwitch under the ESX/ESXi. FCOE – Fiber Channel Over Ethernet std…

CCIE Re-certification

I have had in the past months much considerations to take before I am starting the process again of studying for my certification, some of the considerations I will share with you (some I will leave to my self). 1) Time - that is the main point as in the last 1.5 years since the CCIE my work had become so hectic and demanding that I barely have time for my family let alone my self. 2) Money - yes you would think becoming a CCIE would win you the jackpot but I would share with you a secret it will not (may be for some lucky ones) the financial crises had got to all. 3) Family - I have 1 wife 1 son and 1 in the oven (we say tphoo tphoo tphoo like touch wood). so I need again to split my self into several pieces hopefully I would be able to reassemble all back (transformers...). 4) Work - Yes work this is the place my pay check come from, again split my self. 5) Should I consider a different track - I gone back and forward on that question over and over. 6) What material to take - again…