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Next Critical Conversation
Should the network architects design your cloud environment?
The cloud left many technology organizations questioning who should lead the design and stewardship of their newly hybrid networks. Is it the cloud teams, the cloud vendors, or the network teams? As DevOps and SRE teams focus on making applications work, and the cloud vendors continue to make their solutions stickier, the network team could be the key to de-risking and supercharging your cloud strategy. In this roundtable, we and our guests are going to unpack:
- Why network architects are too often overlooked as a source of value for designing hybrid environments
- How network architects are perfectly positioned to streamline your heterogeneous environment
- Steps that network professionals can take to better demonstrate their value to the organization’s hybrid strategy
Why join the conversation?
This year’s unprecedented shift to remote work has introduced profound disruption to critical infrastructure, new security threats, and accelerated the adoption of cloud applications and services.
This is a community of IT professionals driven by a shared passion for managing these critical DDI challenges.
By joining, you’ll get:
- Membership to a Slack community of peers that share candid insights on the realities of these network challenges
- Direct connection to a network of seasoned DDI experts
- To participate in a regular series of interactive Zoom roundtables with your peers
This was day and night of toiling, my weekends were gone, my lunch hours were gone. Any spare minute I had went into my little Frankenstein I was building. I can laugh at myself now looking back at that approach. And I would not suggest that approach to anyone.
There’s been a whole implication here that network engineers need to become coders and developers. I don’t know that I agree with that. Is that what a network engineer role is ultimately going to be—transitioning into an infrastructure as code developer? If you have a tool that can do a lot of the work for you, you’re less likely to be so overwhelmed.
I’ve memorized my nine Git commands. Don’t mistake me for saying I’m a Git developer. I know my nine Git commands, and if I get into trouble, I blow away the folder, and I call in the repo again, and I start over.
You’ve got to keep reminding yourself to keep it simple, and be flexible. It’s going to change. You’re going to use a different tool next week, or next month, or next year, and be okay with that.
A lot of the automation conversations go from zero to 1,000 miles an hour very quickly. It overwhelms people, and makes folks at all levels think that they have to come out of the gate with automation as a perfectly orchestrated set of processes.
Take a couple of extra steps to build in those things that are going to support you in making changes.
Past Virtual Roundtables
Who owns DNS in the Cloud?
December 8th, 2020
In this critical conversation, our panelists debate the question of why the cloud and data center just can’t get along.
Should you “DIY” your DDI?
October 27, 2020
In this critical conversation, our panelists weigh the allures of full customization vs out-of-the-box operability of core network services.
Where’s the Automation “Promised Land”?
September 15, 2020
In this critical conversation, our panelists get real about the challenges and benefits of network automation.
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