Tom has kindly asked that I contribute to Etherhex, which of course, I immediately accepted.
Tom and I used to work with each other and even despite moving to different places we are still drawn to asking questions around networking.
To begin with I want to focus my input to Etherhex around the day to day of what a network engineer in our position comes up against. In the line of work that we do we often have to have an understanding of the end app to both design and operate the network. Often the network is blamed which means we need to gather the appropriate information to see if it is us or not. For this I can not stress the benefit of having a solid Network Management System (NMS).
So, watch this space in the New Year!