Welcome to 802101.com.
My name is Stuart, I am a networking guy, specializing in Cisco technologies. I am the network manager for a SaaS company, technically it’s a CCaaS company (Customer Communications as a Service). It’s called Smart Communications.
I am a CCIE (#49337) and I have written a couple of books, so maybe this is why you are here. The books are:
CCNA and Beyond
BGP for Cisco Networks
MPLS for Cisco Networks
VPNs and NAT for Cisco Networks
I like writing, I like networking, so I write about networking. It makes sense really.
I live in the UK with my wife and our two boys.
This blog started out as a platform to write about my studies for the CCNP, then CCIE Routing and Switching. During which, I passed the CCNA and CCNP. Now the blog has got more security stuff in it, as I am studying for the CCIE security, and also work heavily with PCI-DSS.
I have a bunch of other certifications, such as CCNA, RHCSA, MCSE, MCITP, JNCIA, CEH, Network+, Security+, MCSA: Security and probably some more. I also have a degree in Psychology. I like studying.
You will find a lot of things about network virtualization, specifically UNetLab (as it is awesome), but also VIRL and occasionally GNS3. I will shamelessly self-promote my books – but it’s my site, so I can do that. You should go and check them out.
The site is evolving, and will (in time) cover SDN and the IoT. More recently, I have expanded the site to connect networking job seekers with recruiters.
Anyway, welcome to the site. Feel free to contact me. You can find my contact details on the Contact page.