Given that I can’t sing, dance, do impressions (except perhaps “Consuela“) or have the actual talent to invent anything from scratch, then my options for global mega-stardom are pretty limited..So as per usual I’ve stumbled into blogging for anyone who’ll ask. So far that’s Juniper Networks and now, home of the uber-nerds at Packet Pushers. It was an honour to be asked for both and I hope to be able to contribute for both on a reasonably regular basis. Juniper is one of the major vendors I work with on a daily basis and blogging for them is very different from blogging for myself (posterous) and and Packetpushers. Juniper (and particularly @Zoesands) have been very encouraging in developing my style and writing more or less what I want, corporate blogging is actualy a bit easier than writing for PP. The spotlight is greater on J-Net, and it pushes me to be the best communicator I can be. Blogging for PP (again, still early days) is tougher as in a smaller group, the eyes are fixed upon it more clearly. If I published a blog on J-Net that was unspeakable drivel, it’d be deleted in a nano-second and forgotten about even quicker. PP is stuffed full of CCIEs; whilst I question the sanity of their marketing tactics of late; you have to respect their training program and anyone who has sat and passed the labs. I doubt that you’ll ever see a bad blog post from me on PP, I’m not sure that I’d dare submit one..
A few months ago my random dribbling on twitter started to get some attention “in the real world” and a very nice young lady in Juniper’s social media/Digital marketing program asked if I was interested in producing a guest blog.. Low and behold a few months later we are finally there!
Rather than drill into the minutia of Junos CLI, I thought it would be more interesting to talk about the process involved of reviewing your Firewall deployment. I could easily waffle on for days on the subject, but berivity won over.
Went live this afternoon, please have a read and would love to receive your comments (preferably on J-Net if possible!)
Thanks very much to the diminutive @ZoeSands for her patience and walking this mumbling nerd through the process getting my words in order and posted on the interwebs.
Just to keep things “exciting” I’m going to properly transcribe the unboxing the of the new MAG Pulse gateways I did a few days ago but this time with better photographs!
After a couple of days leave I came back to find my inbox full of messages about a marketing campaign which Cisco Networks had put together specifically targeting Juniper by name, claiming they “over-promised, under-delivered” on their QFabric technology.
If you really want a laugh the link is: www(dot)overpromisesunderdelivers(dot)net .
This struck me (and many others) as an odd approach. Cisco has shone the light of publicity on a major competitor on the eve of the launch of a major new piece of technology; QFabric. This forms part of the “Project Stratus” which has been on-going since 2009.