Breaking into the field of Cloud Computing Networking

Cloud Computing Networking is the new (not so new anymore!) buzz word in the industry these days. Having gained some knowledge about the field I would call it a mix of IT System Administration, Networking & Virtualization. I have a compiled a list of links where you can start to get into what it is all about. Here it is:

NIST Definition of Cloud Computing:

Ivan Pepelnjak’s Webinars, Screencasts & Blog: & (They’re definitely worth the investment)

Packet Pushers Podcast: Requires registration. Video and PDF Tutorials from Cisco Experts Insightful videos of discussion amongst experts of the field. (See Past events)

Of the above only Ivan Pepelnjak’s Webinars require an investment for yearly or roadmap subscription (Again, they’re worth it). The rest are freely available.

There are Research and Analysis Firms like (Alphabetical): ABI Research, Business Monitor International, Forrester Research, Gartner, Heavy Reading, IDC Research, IHS Publications, Infonetics Research, Informa, Light Reading, Yankee Group etc which are also covering the topic. They provide a wealth of information but cost ‘a lot’.

As a starting point I would recommend:

1. Reading the NIST Definition

2. Listening to some related Packet Pushers Podcasts.

3. Ivan’s Introduction to Virtualized Networking and Cloud Computing related Webinars

Enjoy! & be sure to have fun while Breaking into the field of Cloud Computing Networking.

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