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June 6, 2018
Google Cloud Global Load Balancer – Deep Dive

When you provision workload in the cloud to serve an application, having a load balancer at the front end of the applications’ tier is almost always a must, to ensure…

May 30, 2018
Why Cisco Multi-Cloud – A Cloud Architect Perspective

Disclaimer: the content of this blog is not an official whitepaper or a CVD, some of which are based on my own view and findings. . One of the critical aspects of adopting hybrid or…

April 27, 2018
Google Cloud vs. AWS vs. Azure – Hybrid Network Architecture

Disclaimer: this blog is based on my own view and findings; it is not a company or someone’s else view. Also, it is not intended to show or prove which…

April 1, 2018
The Expected knowledge of a Successful Architect

First of all, there is a big difference between, being an architect or holding the title of an architect versus, being a successful architect So, what does it mean and…

March 19, 2018
Networking in AWS vs. Google Cloud Platform – Design Considerations

Disclaimer: this blog is based on my own view; it is not a company or someone else’s view. Also, it is not intended to show or proves which solution is better,…

March 14, 2018
WAN Routing in the Cloud Era (Cisco SD-WAN)

Today with the increased demand on IoT, ML, Big Data processing and analytics etc. hybrid Data Centers (also known as hybrid cloud model) is becoming more popular. From IT point of view,…

October 13, 2017
Cisco ACI Multi-POD and Multi-Site Demystified

One of the key flexibilities Cisco ACI offers, is the different options that multi-data centers can be interconnected to meet different business continuity and disaster recovery “BC/DR” requirements. Before we go…

July 22, 2017
Part-2 Design Networks with Cybersecurity Risk in Mind

Part-1 of this blog series defined and discussed the concepts of risk management in the context of cybersecurity. Part-2 takes cybersecurity risk as an input or a baseline in architecting…