The Importance of Quality in Infrastructure Software

Infrastructure doesn’t matter.

Docker for NetOps

I have been spending this week in Silicon Valley at Network Field Day 10. One of the announcements struck a chord with me, as this year has marked some significant career changes for me: specifically an uptake in involvement with containers and software development.

Using Vagrant with CumulusVX

Cumulus recently announced their CumulusVX platform, which is a virtualized instance of their operating system typically found on network switches. They’ve provided a few options to run this, and in this blog post, I’ll be exploring the use of Vagrant to set up a topology with Cumulus virtual devices.

Big Flowering Thing

This is a rant. It borrows emotional (and some verbal) inspiration from Lewis Black’s “Big F**king Thing” bit. However, in order to keep things light and professional, I will be using the term “flower” in lieu of the four-letter word that I am using in my head.

Is Container Networking Holding On To The Past?

There has been a plethora of docker-related info on the internet this week, thanks in no small part to DockerCon, and I was motivated to finish this blog post about container networking.

Message Queues: RabbitMQ in Go and Python

I’ve been playing around with various message queue implementations for a few projects, and wanted to write a quick post on some basics.

Open Source Routing: Practical Lab

Earlier, I wrote about some interesting open source routing software that I’ve been exploring lately. In this post, I’ll provide you with some tools to get this lab running on your lab, using Vagrant and Ansible.

Open Source Routing: A Comparison

I have been getting more interested in open-source networking software, and I figured it was time to write a post comparing some of the more popular open source projects in this space.

Double Parentheses in Python

Python is one of the easiest programming languages to learn, because of it’s inherent flexibility. (This can be a good thing as well as a bad thing.)

A New Home: Looking Back

I have moved to a new blogging platform! The timing was interesting, since the wordpress installation on which Keeping It Classless has operated for so long is about 5 years old (I operated on an older domain before Keeping It Classless was born).