My Home Lab & Purpose Behind It

I wonder people like building home labs for various reasons – simulation, education, certifications, testing, or some crazier stuff. I have always endorsed the idea of ’learning by example’. My passion for technology and experimentation has led me in setting up a personal lab at home. It lets you test things and play around in ways that might get you tossed out if you tried them in production environment.


I have been testing various solutions in my lab gear before implementing it in customer production environment. Recently I was working for a Canadian carrier for their 3g/4g network service assurance systems. I successfully simulated the service assurance stack in my Home lab before writing a solution for the production environment.

SDN is one of the latest technologies, I am really excited about it . SDN/NFV have potential to transform the future network architecture, you can find some of the simulations done by me in my home lab right here.

My home lab is a dream network, a place to record ideas and encounters with technology with no constraints on imagination. You don’t just work for IT you live in IT.