Category: Word from the author

TOP 25 in Cisco IT Blog Awards

It was a year of big changes in every way. I was fortunate enough to be surrounded by great professionals working on huge projects and then even to get the chance to switch to some completely new technologies that I never really worked with before. It was great, it is still very intense and from my perspective, all changes were for the better.

But as with all periods with a lot of action, all those draft articles on this blog’s queue didn’t yield as much new material as I wanted. It was a year of almost no writing but a lot of learning, adapting and real-life collaboration with other fellow engineers in different fields and different places across the world.

Consequently, all that work and collaboration on projects with great tech people made this year’s nomination for Cisco Champion possible again. In the end, even this BLOGs awards nomination and TOP25 ranking was also mostly because of the support from colleagues and friends that voted for this material of mine.

Thanks!

Cisco Champion for 2020

 

I made it to the list of Cisco Champions for 2020 which is now the third year in a row!Cisco Chempion 2020

The primary reason I could again be selected between the first 100 Cisco champs for 2020 in the early acceptance process is the stuff that I shared through this blog and because of the contact with people that got to me directly via my blog comments or e-mail.

Again, 2019 was another year full of great projects and big challenges with new technologies. We finally break the barrier of NFV and Automation and got some great stuff done using automation within software-defined data center solutions both with Cisco and other vendors.

Having this badge is cool, but connections and sharing with the networking community is something that’s even better and it makes me create more material and share it here soon.

This year will be a blast, again!

Best Analysis Finalist – Cisco IT Blog Awards for 2019

Cisco IT Blog Awards 2019 - Best AnalysisThis blog was selected as a finalist in Cisco BLOG Awards in the Best Analysis category, the category for resources that provide insightful discussions and help for networking architects around the world.

Fancy right? Do you agree? Go and vote, hit the big green button it’s the second one on the list 😉

https://www.ciscofeedback.vovici.com/se/705E3ECD18791A68

Cisco Champion for 2019

Again I made it to the list of Cisco Champions, making this the second year in a row!

Cisco Champion 2019

I am so glad that my effort to give back to the community and to all my networking fellows out there paid off again in the shape of this recognition from Cisco. This badge is only a small thing, relating to all the community connections and sharing that my involvement with networking community via social media and this blog, made possible. It only pushes me to get even more done in the future.

In 2018 I was involved in a few very challenging new projects, working with Cisco ACI and VMware NSX, and basically studying and researching continuously in order to get to know the products as much as it was possible, it resulted in not being so active on my blog or twitter this year.

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I Became Cisco Champion for 2018

UPDATE on 12 Mar 2019:
Yep, It happened again this year so there is a newer article about getting to the 2019 Cisco Champion list <:

I just received an e-mail from Cisco with the notice that I was elected Cisco Champion for 2018.

As Cisco says:

Cisco Champions are a group of highly influential technical experts who generously enjoy sharing their knowledge, expertise, and thoughts on the social web and with Cisco. The Cisco Champion program encompasses a diverse set of areas such as Data Center, Internet of Things, Enterprise Networks, Collaboration, and Security. Cisco Champions are located all over the world.”

I must say that last 7 years of writing this blog was the primary reason why one should pick me for this flattering badge.

I’m following some of the most active Cisco Champions on Twitter for years.

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