Software defined data centre: 7 tips for the next generation network engineer

Columbia Sportswear global IS manager John Spiegel advises how to respond to the virtualisation of the data centre


Speaking at Palo Alto Networks 2015 Ignite Conference last week, Columbia Sportswear global IS communications manager John Spiegel revealed the companys' aims to create a ‘software defined data centre’ using technologies such as VMware’s NSX.

The increasing automation of infrastructure and abstraction of control to the software layer has been a hot topic for some time now. Here are some of his tips for how network engineers can adapt to the rapidly changing future of the data centre...