I have to say, I love working for eGroup.  We’ve put together and awesome group of people company wide, but especially on my team – the Data Center Architecture team it’s a group of really smart, hard working guys.

For the 6th year in a row, we (eGroup) have achieved Cisco’s Advanced Data Center Architecuture Specialization.  You can read the press release here, but what it really comes down to is we’ve put together a team that can go into any size Data Center, and provide our customers with solutions that make sense and work for them.
I’m really proud to see where we’re going, starting with the Advanced Data Center Architecture specialization, and looking towards the Advanced Security Architecture specialization among others.
So to everybody at eGroup, awesome job and let’s keep it up!


What a week we’ve had, and really I mean Yesterday!

Finally home after a 3rd straight week in NY doing some fun installs for one of our partners. Being home in SC in the summer always feels good. Like being in an oven good.

We started off the morning with the announcement from Nutanix and Cisco that Nutanix now runs on UCS. Read the awesome info here, I can’t tell you how excited I am about this!

Then, Microsoft blows our minds with the release of Powershell for MacOS and Linux. I couldn’t download it fast enough!

On to Friday news…


Onto the Logical Router….

In Part 1 of my Deploying NSX series, we covered the prep of NSX in the environment, including deploying the NSX Manager appliance, deploying NSX Controllers and vSphere host preparation. In Part 2 this part of the series, we covered the creation of Logical Switches and our NSX Edge, which consist of our Edge Services Gateway (Providing DHCP, Firewall, VPN, NAT, Routing and Load Balancing capabilities). In our 3rd part in the series, we’ll cover the deployment of the Logical Router, which provides our routing and bridging for the existing networks, as well as configuring routing to get traffic into and out of our new NSX environment.