Eyvonne Sharp is a network architect for a Fortune 100 healthcare enterprise. She’s a co-founder of Network Collective, a bi-weekly video roundtable where network engineers talk about industry trends, challenging projects, and what it takes to do network engineering day-to-day. Before working in the enterprise, she spent 10 years working for small VARs and integrators in the SMB space.

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DevOps Networks

Cloud Connectivity: Not as Simple as You Thought


Most enterprises rely on infrastructure and applications in the cloud. Whether it’s SaaS services like Office 365, IaaS in AWS, PaaS in Azure, or analytics services in Google Cloud, organizations now rely on systems that do not reside on their infrastructure. Unfortunately, cloud connectivity …


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Networks

Practical Security Steps for Every Network Engineer


IT organizations manage security in different ways. Some companies have formalized security teams with board-level interest. In these companies, the security team will have firm policies and procedures that apply to network gear. Some organizations appoint a manager or director to be responsible for …


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Networks

Communication: The Network Engineer’s Secret Weapon


Most network engineers enter the profession because we enjoy fixing things.  We like to understand how technology works.  We thrive when digging into a subject matter with focus and intensity.  We love protocols, acronyms, features, and esoteric details that make sense only to a …


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Networks

Network Audits: What You Need to Know


If you work in an organization that is publicly traded, or you are subject to other government regulations, you will be required to perform a periodic network audit. Even if an external entity doesn’t require an audit, it’s a good idea to review your …