Extreme Networks has announced that it’s spending $55 million to buy Brocade’s data center business. This acquisition comes just weeks after Extreme announced a $100 million bid for Avaya’s network assets.
On today’s Priority Queue, we explore DMEVPN, a open-source technology for multipoint EVPN tunnels. By using DMEVPN, network engineers can extend layer-2 tunnels across an IP network.
The Datanauts & guest Tom Hollingsworth explore the transition from the engineering trenches to new roles that demand new skills but less detailed technical know-how.
Today’s Network Break covers news from Cisco, IBM, Juniper & more. And check out our latest Coffee Talk interview at the end of the show, where we talk with Cooper Cash about his CloudGenix SD-WAN deployment.
Do network engineers need to learn programming if they want to keep their jobs? And just what do we mean by ‘programming’ anyway? Russ White, Matt Oswalt, and Steve Hood join the Packet Pushers to discuss.
Working for a startup sounds cool: it’s all about creativity, hoodies, and big money, right? Today’s Priority Queue looks at more common outcomes, including dysfunction and failure.
Brocade has launched a new entry-level Fibre Channel switch family, the G610. Models include 8, 16, and 24-port configurations at 16Gbps out of the box. Customers can upgrade to 32Gbps optics.
Silver Peak is releasing new features for its Unity EdgeConnect SD-WAN product, including support for BGP protocols and a stateful firewall.
AppNeta has launched a new service, AppNeta Performance Manager, to monitor application and network performance from data centers and branch/remote offices. The service combines app identification, network monitoring, and synthetic transactions.
Innovium, a startup that’s designing a programmable chip for data center switches, has announced Teralynx, a 12.8Tbps switch chip.
Arista has announced cEOS, a containerized version of its EOS network operating system that can be deployed on either Arista or whitebox ToR switches.
Extreme Networks and Avaya Networks have jointly announced an agreement in which Extreme will purcahse Avaya’s networking business for about $100 million.
Cumulus Networks has announced that its Cumulus Linux network OS now supports EVPN (Ethernet VPN) for VXLAN, which can be used to provide a control plane function via BGP to support L2 tunneling across an L3 fabric inside a data center.
On February 21, 2017, cPacket announced the Cx4100, which offers 4 ports of 100Gbps line rate monitoring and analysis.
Netronome has announced that its Agilio CX SmartNIC, which offloads and accelerates network functions on x86 servers, now supports OpenContrail and Mirantis OpenStack.
Curvature, best known for selling Cisco gear on the secondary market; and SMS, which provides maintenance services for servers and storage equipment, have merged.
Citrix Systems has announced that its NetScaler SD-WAN will be available as a virtual instance in Microsoft Azure.
Corsa Networks has announced Red Armor NSE7000 Network Security Enforcement, a new line of hardware devices to filter DDoS attacks at up to 100Gbps.
VMware has announced the end of the road for third-party vSwitches. It will deprecate and eventually remove API support for Cisco NX1K, AVS, VM-FEX, and IBM DVS, among others.
A few years back, a field office might have had dual MPLS circuits, maybe even from different providers. But dual MPLS circuits offer a false promise of redundancy – the last mile of both circuits ride over the same Incumbent Local Exchange provider (ILEC) and share the same fate (misplaced backhoe, problems in central office, […]
Blockchains prevent private WANs.
A Senate vote to repeal privacy protections removes a hurdle for ISPs that want to pimp out their customers.
Don’t buy 40Gig Ethernet. Go right for 25/50/100G interfaces instead. Here’s why.
Our latest Human Infrastructure survey asked readers if they use a credit monitoring or ID theft service, whether on their own or because it was offered to them after a breach. Here’s the results.
Ten years ago, MPLS was state of the art for Wide Area Networks. Larger branch offices might even have redundant MPLS T1 circuits from different providers for diversity. The Software Defined WAN and shift to delivering services over the Internet has transformed branch office networking in recent years. With bandwidth intensive Internet services, architectures based […]
It has been my experience that communication with project managers and general leadership is much more efficient and understandable when you include illustrations along with your responses to questions or explanations. Here are a few of my favorite which get used regularly. 1.) Out of Order Events Project Manager: “We need to install all the […]
Two of the hottest trends in networking today are SDN and network disaggregation. This is great for many reasons. It’s also confusing. The marketing hype makes it hard to understand either topic. SDN has become so vague that if you ask 10 experts what it means, you are likely to get 12 different answers. Network disaggregation […]
This post is part 2 in a 2-part series on network disaggregation. You can find Part 1 at http://packetpushers.net/disaggregation-illustrated-example-part-1-2/ Last time, we discovered the process of building a network from the ground up using open source components. However, in the end, setting up a linux router running Quagga ospfd is not really any more exciting […]
The ONF’s Open Innovation Pipeline will tap open source software to spur development in service provider networking. Learn more at the Open Networking Summit, April 3-6 in Santa Clara, CA.
The Human Resources department is there to protect the company from you, not the other way around.
(This post is part 1 in a 2-part series on network disaggregation. You can find Part 2 at http://packetpushers.net/disaggregation-illustrated-example-part-2-2/ ) Network disaggregation is one of those topics that seems almost to be taboo in some circles. A colleague of mine once told me that if I talked about the subject with too many people, pretty […]