You may say I’m a dreamer…

Before we begin, I have to admit I'm super nervous, excited and just can't wait to experience this wonderful opportunity. It's been nearly 25 years since I've traveled abroad and my excitement continues to grow as we get closer to Cisco Europe Live in Barcelona. Tech Field Day is the gift that keeps on giving!... Continue Reading →


The Flux Reactor

Based in San Francisco, Kentik is roughly 5 years old with 70+ employees. Of its 200+ worldwide customers, the percentage between enterprise and service provider customers is split evenly. Kentik is an analytics company focused on network infrastructure that turns your network traffic into an operational and business value. The #NFD19 Tech Field Day delegates... Continue Reading →

Cisco Champion 2019

As promised, the news just keeps getting better! With great appreciation, I am happy to share with everyone that I've been accepted as a Cisco Champion for 2019. None of this would be possible without the wonderful support I continue to receive from Stephen Foskett and his team at Tech Field Day. Prior to joining... Continue Reading →

2019 Nutanix Technology Champion

One of my goals for 2019 was to become more involved in the Nutanix community aka NutanixNation. I wanted to keep the momentum going after attending Nutanix .NEXT in New Orleans last year and having the opportunity to meet great people like Dheeraj Pandey, Angelo Luciani, Adil El Hajiz, Brandon Graves, Paul Woodward Jr., Jens-Henrik Soeldner, Keith... Continue Reading →

Packets Never Lie…

Riverbed has multiple global locations but our next #NFD19 stop for Tech Field Day took us to their office in San Francisco, California which included the following company representatives: Romain Jourdan, Director\Technical Product Evangelist Zee Kallab, Deputy CTO Brandon Carroll, Technical Evangelist Before we get started, please take a moment to read Romain's wonderful blog post Foskett's... Continue Reading →

2018 Year in Review

Like a snap of a finger, 2018 has come and gone but before we move forward we should take a moment to look back. Below you will find the professional goals I set for myself going into 2018 from my 2017 Year In Review blog post: Pass the VCP6.5-DCV exam (Complete in February) Pass the Nutanix... Continue Reading →

Creating a Veeam Backup Job

In order to create a proper Veeam backup job, a few requirements must be in place and they include:  A VM and\or server with Veeam 9  Virtual machines to backup  A location to store backups  Before we move forward, please keep in mind the following is being configured in my TEST environment. Please use precaution when creating your backup... Continue Reading →

Veeam Installation Guide

The following guide was created for the sole purpose of documenting my first attempt at installing Veeam Backup and Replication in my home lab environment. Veeam has provided NFR licenses for vExperts and more information about the NFR license including the license agreement can be found here. Once the license key has been obtained, the... Continue Reading →

The Glue that brings the Intent together!

Based out of Menlo Park, Apstra's #NFD19 presentation as part of Tech Field Day included the following company representatives: Mansour Karam, CEO and Founder Michael Wood, Chief Marketing Officer and VP Products Carly Stoughton, Head of Technical Marketing DJ Spry, Technical Account Manager Rags Rachamadugu, Head of Advanced Solutions Engineering Ryan Booth, Advanced Solutions Engineer... Continue Reading →

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