It has been more than 20 years since my last Microsoft certification exam. Windows NT4 was very common, Windows 2000 was cutting edge, and my first job was to migrate some SMEs in my region from the former to the latter.

My goal at the time was to get the famous MCSE , but I never had the chance to finish the certificaton track, stopping after a couple of exams.

Then I fell in love with networking.

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We don’t install all our servers in the same DC. But what about clouds? Would you trust one Cloud Server Provider for all your applications?

This is the premise of Multicloud.

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I really enjoy discussing network design and deploy details with colleagues, customers and fellow network engineer. I find these discussions challenging, stimulating. An open, sincere and collaborative discussion gives a chance to better understand the real needs, fears, doubts of other professionals and to validate knowledge, expose gaps and most of all I learn a lot. This is still valid when discussing Data Center design or simpler topics like how to cable switch stacks.

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What is Cisco ACI?

I’ve been working on a data center migration from regular switches to a Cisco ACI fabric in the last couple of months. I can’t say that’s enough to be defined as an ACI expert but I’ll share here what I learned from the experience. The project started with a Network Centric approach for an one-to-one migration from the previous network. After the migration new VRFs are being created in App Centric mode with contracts.

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