RCN Business is partnering with NFV startup Versa Networks to offer a managed security service that leverages virtualized security functions, including next-gen firewalls.
Today’s Datanauts episode talks about why some organizations are moving away from the public cloud, including a lack of control over performance, and declining cost and complexity of running your own infrastructure.
On today’s Network Break episode we examine Softbank’s purchase of ARM Holdings, examine a new open-source data center fabric, discuss a Gartner cloud prediction & more
The Packet Pushers talk with Jamie Wilson, senior network specialist at Live Nation UK, to talk about the networking involved in putting on live music festivals.
CloudRouter is an open source project built on Linux. It’s designed to run in physical and virtual environments, including the cloud, and includes core routing protocols such as BGP and OSPF. The Packet Pushers dig in to find out just what CloudRouter can do.
The Datanauts talk with blogger, author, and tech guru Scott Lowe about open source software, the future of the data center, and what the notion of the full stack engineer means for the technology profession.
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.
Netronome has announced server adapter support for P4, a language for programming packet-forwarding devices, to make x86 servers better suited for virtual networking.
Corsa’s DP2000 is a big-bandwidth WAN switch featuring a mix of merchant silicon, FPGAs, and a range of programmability options.
Brocade has announced Workflow Composer, an automation platform to provision, monitor, diagnose, and troubleshoot data center networks. It’s based on StackStorm Technologies, a startup Brocade acquired in March 2016.
Citrix announces a new management platform for its NetScaler products, with a YAML-driven automation component for its ADCs.
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 […]
Veriflow, which earned an $8.2 million series A investment, aims to prevent network outages by using mathematical validation to ensure that configuration changes won’t violate policy, open holes, or cause availability problems.
CloudPhysics builds a data lake of IT operational details and then runs correlation and analytics on top to provide detailed insights into data center configurations and performance.
Check out the latest snapshot from the Packet Pushers Human Infrastructure magazine survey.
The freedom to program the network–to tweak, configure & customize everything from the control plane to the ASIC–is also the freedom to screw up royally.
It’s been said that “telling a programmer there’s already a library to do X is like telling a songwriter there’s already a song about love”. I recently found myself in need of some code to do simple XML to Python dictionary (and vice-versa) conversions for a small automation app I was writing. There were a […]
On July 13, 2016 (that’s next Wednesday), I am hosting a webinar with Silver Peak on SD-WAN implementation challenges. The idea is to discuss what you will really run into when integrating SD-WAN into your production environment. I’m going after five specific challenges for this webinar. There’s a lot more we could talk about, but […]
It’s 2 PM on Friday and you get one of those calls from your director: “We must cut our networking expenses this quarter – finance is breathing down my neck! Also, IT just notified us that they’re in the middle of migrating to Microsoft Office 365 for Email and SharePoint. In fact, they’ve already moved […]
Comtrade Software has developed a management pack, called App Awareness, to import system and performance information from Nutanix into Microsoft’s System Center Operations Manager (SCOM).
Startup Tempered Networks combines encryption, orchestration and the HIP protocol to create fine-grained secure networks for end point devices.
Prologue: This is my first attempt at a blog post. It is a whirlwind post, so I’ll do my best to clarify any questions in the comments. EDIT: upon further review, I realized a complete example would be necessary. Please refer to my github at https://github.com/dgjustice/wificidr/tree/master/AutoAllocateIP for a complete set of playbooks and config examples. Introduction: Ansible […]