Visit AviNetworks.com or F5 Networks’ website and there will be no shortage of the word “automation”. In fact, both load balancing solutions sound very much alike according to their marketing teams, but in practice they couldn’t be more different.
I’ve spent over 20 years of my career in IT reacting to up-and-coming trends that are meant to “radically transform” the way enterprises do business. My experience has taught me that hype exceeds reality. These trends have merit but are more evolutions—not revolutions—in technology. For example, innovations like virtualization and cloud infrastructure were clearly the future, but took significant time to mature to a point where businesses use them in production at scale.
We recently had our sales kickoff meeting here in the heart of Silicon Valley and we were very fortunate to have some incredible guest speakers. One of them was a former high-ranking executive of a large Silicon Valley software company. He was brilliant in his story-telling, talking about the early days at the firm and drawing parallels to our journey here at Avi Networks.
Cisco Live is a conference that we look forward to attending every year. This event gathers network administrators and networking into one physical network, er, I mean, physical location.