(Network) Automation with Alec Taylor – Podcast #038

by | Jul 15, 2020 | Podcast

Who’s got dad jokes, decades of networking and systems experience, and an uncanny ability to help folks simply understand very complex topics?

Why, Alec Taylor, our fearless Principal & Consultant of course! Yette and Cozzolino welcome one of our co-founders into the virtual studios this week  and he’s here to educate Data Center Therapy listeners and IVOXY customers on new ways of making their jobs a bit easier.

You don’t need to be a network professional to appreciate the why and the how of the best practices shared on this episode – but feel free to invite your peers if they’re the kind of people who might appreciate automating IOS or NX-OS upgrades. Whether you are already an expert in YAML, Python, Terraform, or Ansible; or you’re just trying to wrap your head around when network automation even makes sense, there’s something for you in this episode. As usual, expect a dive into history when the crew reminisce about the days when folks didn’t understand why SSH was better than telnet, and when automation might have been static “expect” scripts instead of the sophisticated API driven practice it has since evolved into.  

If you’d like to get up close and personal on this subject, please be sure to register for Alec’s upcoming Network Automation for Busy People complimentary virtual workshops, and as always keep that feedback on topics for future episodes of Data Center Therapy rolling into our inbox. 

Thanks for listening DCT friends and we’ll see you (virtually) soon!


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IT talk with a healthy dose of empathy: Hosts Matt Yette & Matt Cozzolino draw on their combined 40+ years of infrastructure experience as they discuss the ever-changing technology landscape – from virtualization to storage, security to networking, and everything in between.

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