Meet the #ATM19 Influencers: Richard McIntosh

This post features Aruba’s Jamie Easley interviewing Richard McIntosh about attending Atmosphere 2019. They talk about the unique community at the event, the pros and cons of coming to Vegas, and what he’s expecting to emerge in networking this year. We’re excited to have Richard as a delegate for Mobility Field Day Exclusive at Aruba Atmosphere 2019.

Off the Cuff – NFD20 Wrap Up

From a rainy recording in Silicon Valley, Jordan Martin gathered together some fellow delegates from Networking Field Day to discuss what they heard at the event. They run down each presenter and discuss what stood out and struck their interest. Guests include Mario Gingras, Nick Shoemaker, Richard McIntosh, Brian Gleason, and Drew Conry-Murray.


Richard McIntosh was impressed with what he saw from Netrounds at Networking Field Day earlier this year. Using a series of network agents, they offer testing, monitoring, and troubleshooting, reporting back to a Control Center in a nicely put together GUI. They showed a demo using their API to deploy seven agents in seven countries with reporting starting to Control Center in under a minute. That kind of active monitoring is invaluable for modern networks.

Cumulus Linux and NetQ

Richard McIntosh saw a presentation from a whitebox company for the first time at Networking Field Day in January, and it left an impression. Cumulus Networks presented on their Cumulus Linux and NetQ. What struck Richard is that the entire system is just a Linux distribution. This allows admins to use familiar tools for their networking, rather than have to adapt to a proprietary solution.

Aruba ClearPass and Managing Unknown Devices

Aruba ClearPass and Managing Unknown Devices

Aruba ClearPass and Managing Unknown Devices

Aruba ClearPass and Managing Unknown Devices

Richard McIntosh

Richard is a network engineer with over 8 years experience and multiple industry certifications.