Our next installment of the Future Of Networking series brings Peter Wohlers to the podcast.
Way back in the early history of Packet Pushers, we received a presentation from Peter when he worked at Force10 as part of a Tech Field Day event. It was blunt, knowledgeable, cynical and nerd-funny.
Today Peter is VP of Engineering at a large CDN. I invited him to come on talk about the current and future state of the industry.
We discuss the effect of cloud computing on the networking industry and its impact on skills and careers, the early hype around SDN and where it stands today, how much skill you really need in coding, the rise of APIs in networking, and a passionate debate about whether different networks are actually all that unique.