The Deploy360 team will be organising a BoF on Best Current Operational Practices (BCOP) during APRICOT 2017 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. This is being held on Monday, 27 February 2017 (17.30 to 19.00 UTC+7) in Ballroom 1&2 of the Sheraton Saigon Hotel, and will be co-chaired by Aftab Siddiqui and Jan Žorž.
This is part of Deploy360’s BCOP initiative to encourage the development of regional BCOP initiatives to document operational knowledge and practices based on the experience of network engineers. This knowledge is often exchanged in a casual manner between groups of people in hallways or in social settings, or where it is discussed online, in a variety of forums with archives in different formats, if archived at all.
BCOPs aim to be living documents that attempt to encapsulate best practices as agreed by experts in their fields, and reviewed by the global networking community. There are active initiatives in Europe and North America in particular, as well as Africa and Latin America, so this BoF is an attempt to re-initiate efforts in the Asia-Pacific region with support from APNIC.
Deploy360 has also recently updated its BCOP page to reflect all the BCOP documents that we know about around the world. If we’ve missed something, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll be pleased to add it.
We encourage network operators to document how they deploy new technologies including IPv6, DNSSEC, TLS and routing resilience/security, so their experiences may assist others in doing so. We’ll be organising other BCOP sessions at RIPE 74 & 75, and in Africa and Latin America this year, so stayed tuned for more information.