I finally decided I needed to do some blogging, so here we go. Before we get into the fun stuff, let's talk a bit about who I am. This will help you decide if you are in the right place or not.
My name is Ron Fuller and I work as a Technology Solutions Architect with Cisco in Dublin, Ohio. I work with our Enterprise customers on data center architecture, which means I'm not a product guy per se. Architectures can be enabled by a product or suite of products though I happen to think some enable it better than others. ;) I am a dual CCIE #5851 (Routing and Switching and Storage Networking) and have held a myriad of certification from other vendors including Novell - where I started my certification track and was a Master CNE, VMware, SNIA, Microsoft, HP, Okidata, IBM, ISC2, CompTIA and more. Certifications have been a focal point for me early in my career and certainly opened doors that would have otherwise remained closed in tough times.
I have had the opportunity to be published a few times and my latest effort was a collaboration with two great guys who I am lucky to call friends as well, David Jansen and Kevin Corbin. We created NX-OS and Cisco Nexus Switching: Next-Generation Data Center Architectures with CiscoPress. The book was released last June and we're already working on a 2nd Edition because of the many changes and innovations NX-OS has brought to market in the last few months and those coming! I have a passion for NX-OS and if you've been following me on Twitter (@ccie5851) you might have picked up on it. ;) I have a sticker on my laptop that says it all.
On a personal front, my wife and I have four awesome, smart, creative, cute....you get the picture...kids. We live north of Columbus OH and love to travel- WITH the kids - especially if there is a F1 race involved. We've become very adept at long haul travel with kids and have taken them with us to Japan, England, France, Germany, Australia and our last big adventure, China. I may blog about the science of traveling with little ones in the future. We think we've got a good system but may be biased.
As I mentioned earlier, F1 is a great excuse to travel and for that matter, I'm a fan of most autosports though F1 holds a special place in my heart. It is the perfect integration of technology (I'm a geek after all!) and speed, exotic locations and competition. I do watch Indycar and it's probably best to say I monitor NASCAR. NASCAR has so many races and they are so long that it becomes quite the commitment to actually WATCH every race. I still miss the days of Dale and Rusty beating and banging on each other, but as with all things, change happens.
I'm sure more of my idiosyncrasies will emerge as I write, but know that I plan to discuss NX-OS and Nexus switching, some UCS action, MDS and whatever else comes up. Its an exciting time in the Data Center space and I couldn't be happier to be hip-deep in the action!
Thanks for taking the time and see you around.