Passpoint: The Data Flows

Nick Shoemaker continues his look at Passpoint in this blog post, looking at how data flows and how admins can actually access the carrier network through the Aruba Network wireless LAN. While he wasn’t at the event, Nick found Aruba’s presentation from Mobility Field Day on Passpoint to be invaluable to the piece. What makes Passpoint particularly appealing is that it does not vary that much from standard enterprise wireless other than passing the data along to the carriers for authentication, accounting and services. Be sure to check out the last installment when it comes out, looking at setting up Passpoint on an Aruba wireless network.


Extreme Is Bringing Purple Rain From the Cloud

At Networing Field Day, Extreme Networks showed how the company plans to integrate the assets it acquired with Aerohive. Nick Shoemaker was at the event, and breaks down what he saw in this post.


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.


Network Field Day 20 Recap – Juniper’s Hedging Their Bets

Nick Shoemaker was impressed by the frankness that Juniper Networks presented with at Networking Field Day earlier this month. The company made a compelling case that network automation isn’t just a hip buzzword, it’s a vital skill that network engineers need to have right now. To that effect, Juniper showcased their EngNet community to provide resources to engineers learning about automation. This was further enforced by the Juniper NRE Labs platform, which is a browser-based way to test automation out.


Nick Shoemaker

“I have spent the last 18 years in wireless networking and switch/route. I have experience working with small shops all the way up to Fortune 100/500 companies as well as Federal Government. I have spent a large portion of my career doing warehouse wireless deployments as well as outdoor mesh, retail, hospitality and carpeted space. […]