Citrix is offering a free load balancer, CPX Express, aimed at developers and microservices
The latest Network Break looks at new products from Arista, Citrix, and PLUMgrid; checks in on a couple of Cisco spats; reviews the private/public cloud battle & more
On today’s sponsored Weekly Show, we talk with Apstra, which has developed a network OS to translate business intent into automated network configurations.
5G networks will dramatically boost the capability of mobile networks and have a significant impact on industrial networks, IoT, and cloud computing. In this sponsored podcast we talk with Intel about its 5G initiatives
In this sponsored episode, the Datanauts talk with Turbonomic (formerly VMTurbo) about its application performance control platform for virtualization and cloud environments that lets you put application performance on auto-pilot
It’s the 100th episode of Network Break! We celebrate with a heaping helping of news, including Cisco beating Wall Street & laying off employees, and Intel’s efforts to shape the future of IoT and VR
Netronome has announced new hardware and software for its Agilio platform of server adapters, including a 25GbE card and support for OVS-based firewalling
Preempt, a security startup, has created a behavioral firewall that targets user activity. The firewall is designed to spot anomalous activity and then enable a variety of responses, including blocking.
Security startup Siemplify, which makes a security operations platform that runs on top of a customer’s existing SIEM or log management system, has added an orchestration module to enable greater automation.
RCN Business is partnering with NFV startup Versa Networks to offer a managed security service that leverages virtualized security functions, including next-gen firewalls.
Savvius has released a new version of its low-cost network monitoring & packet capture appliance that adds a Web-based dashboard
ONOS and ONF have developed a leaf-spine data center fabric using all open-source software running on white-box switches and controlled via SDN.
A new SDN Consortium, operated by UNH-IOL, will test the interoperability of OpenFlow switches and controllers, offer performance tests, and check standards conformance.
Avaya has released a new hardware device, the Open Networking Adapter (ONA), to streamline IoT connectivity and provide more granular network control over connected devices.
Avaya is offering a disaggregated version of their venerable VSP NOS – the one with SPB inside – that anyone could bundle into a self-branded product.
Cisco announced Tetration Analytics, a new appliance for data center visibility and monitoring. The appliance can process millions of flows every second, and store hundreds of billions of telemetry records.
VMware has acquired Arkin, a tool bringing visualization, operational planning, and straightforward troubleshooting to environments running NSX.
LinkedIn is a good cultural fit for Microsoft. It’s not a fun or happy place. It’s a boring, bland site where people go to do dull, grown-up things. You could say the same thing about Office365.
Once computing becomes connected enough to the physical world that insecure software leads to deaths, we’ll start to see real security progress.
Find out how your peers are using SD-WAN technology from CloudGenix to transform remote office networking at VMworld 2016–and meet the Packet Pushers!
Arista Telemetry is both a product and framework for getting more visibility into your network.
The Packet Pushers are fueling up the private jet (we don’t have one of those) and detailing the limo (we don’t have one of those either) for a trip to VMworld in Las Vegas. Will you be there, too? Wonderful. There are four ways you can connect with us while we’re at the show.
Open networking breaks the standoff between incumbent networking vendors and silicon providers.
20 percent of respondents have spent over $3,000 on equipment and software for a home lab, according to a new Packet Pushers survey. How do you compare?
45% of respondents go radio silent when out of the office and on vacation, according to a Packet Pushers survey. Only 11% check in daily.
A system-wide outage due to partial router failure at Southwest Airlines on July 20, 2016. Switching between primary and backup generators causes a fire that takes out Delta’s Atlanta data center on August 8, 2016. Both are examples of Black Swans events, at least from the perspectives of Southwest and Delta. Black Swans as written […]
Open vSwitch is now a Linux Foundation Project, a sign of mature open source product.
In my networking career I haven’t had a chance to work with IPv6 much. But recently I was asked to help with IPv6 related issue and while working on it, I wasn’t able to find any easy to follow guides (or the ones that I have found weren’t working for me). I am hoping that this […]
Usually Greg Ferro is the one interviewing people. But at the recent Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) 96 meeting in Berlin, Germany, I had the chance to turn the microphone around and ask Greg some questions of my own, including: What did he think of an IETF meeting now that he was at one? What […]
How much have you spent on IT certifications? Our latest snapshot shares results from the Packet Pushers Human Infrastructure survey.
We’re getting a few reports of trouble downloading shows. We just audited our RSS feeds and aggregator. We found a couple of issues we’re working on. The “Fat Pipe” feed is only displaying the Weekly Shows. We know the problem is with our RSS aggregator. No ETA to a fix yet. Their tech support is […]