This page contains interesting reading material which I come across from time to time or interesting technology and concepts. I have no affiliation with these sites but think they might be of value to you as they were of value to me. If you come across anything that’s agnostic enough to be considered reference-able and not a vendor push (says he, working for a vendor) then ping me!
1. Red Hat’s Open Source Way: http://www.theopensourceway.org/book/
This is an online book aimed at explaining how Open Source groups operate. Quite interesting but unfinished. For those new to Open Source, the collaborative ways are explained nicely.
2. The Phoenix Project: Link to Amazon.co.uk
This is a book based on a fictitious company called Parts Unlimited. A traditional IT department bogged down in day to day activities without any light at the end of the tunnel, goes through a DevOps transition and not only improves but delivers projects in a timely manner as well as dealing with unplanned work, reacting to incidents and business as usual. A great read.
3. Named Data Networking: http://named-data.net
This is a twist on conventional location based networking via IP and move to named data. Data is available by name and ordered much in the same was DNS currently works. Data is then forwarded via a tree to the requestor. Each node keeps some kind of state along the request path and voila. Seems a little multicast-ish to me, but seems to make sense. Take a read. You never know, NDN could be the next big thing.
4. ETSI ISG NFV: Published Documents http://docbox.etsi.org/ISG/NFV/Open/Published/
For those currently looking at NfV and its place in your network, this site offers the latest in published documents from the ETSI ISG NFV group. Check back regularly.