Curvature, best known for selling Cisco gear on the secondary market; and SMS, which provides maintenance services for servers and storage equipment, have merged.
Our latest Priority Queue episode tackles 5G and its potential to help with the rural broadband problem. Alex Marcham sits down with the Packet Pushers to help us understand the role that 5G will play in rural broadband Internet access.
The Datanauts explore the boundaries between the infrastructure underlay & the frameworks that ride on top, including OpenStack and Kubernetes, with Rob Hirschfeld
Today’s Network Break has stories on Amazon’s new UC service, the IETF’s latest BGP update, Azure’s speedy growth, Cisco & Arista financials & more
The Packet Pushers’ Future of Networking series continues with an interview with Bruce Davie about SDN and the changes that are in store for data center networking.
The latest entry in our Design & Build series digs deeper into DMVPN. Today’s focus is on using certificates for endpoint authentication with guest Nick Moody.
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.
Startup Cato Networks has announced a new SD-WAN offering for small and medium enterprises. Cato integrates SD-WAN capabilities with its own WAN backbone and a portfolio of cloud-based security services.
In the spirit of making infrastructure even easier to use, ZeroStack has added a learning capability to their policy engine. Behold, the self-driving cloud.
Big Switch makes multiple updates, including deeper VMware integration and Mesosphere support, in Big Cloud Fabric 4.0
WatchGuard Technologies has announced an end point security service called Threat Detection and Response (TDR) that combines agents with an analytics cloud service and network appliances.
Infloblox has announced a new security service to prevent remote laptops and PCs from visiting known malware sites.
Cloud adoption is on the rise according to the 2016 State of Cloud Computing Survey from Interop ITX and InformationWeek.
Barefoot Networks is announcing new programmable switches that will be available in the first quarter of 2017. The switches, which use Barefoot’s Tofino silicon, will be built by Edgecore Networks and WNC.
Press release round up in YouTube form for Jan 11, 2017. We hit Arista, NetBeez, Viptela, Silver Peak, Velocloud, ETSI, and Extreme Networks.
BeyondTrust has released a free IoT vulnerability scanner.
SD-WAN startup Versa Networks is partnering with Tata Communications on an SD-WAN service that will become available in 130 countries.
Having fundamental knowledge of what affects TCP, UDP, and ultimately IP itself helps you to better troubleshoot the network when things go wrong. Even though as an industry we are moving toward software-defined everything and automated solutions, there will always be a need to know what’s going on under the hood (doesn’t our industry love […]
The startup Fungible, launched by Juniper Networks cofounder Pradeep Sindhu, is combining custom silicon, hyperconverged infrastructure, and programmability for the data center.
Cisco partnered with Apple in 2016 to improve the corporate wireless experience for iOS devices. How’s that working out so far?
Learning about new technologies/products is the most popular reason IT pros go to conferences, according to the Packet Pushers’ latest Human Infrastructure survey.
Was Yahoo smart not to spend more than it did on security?
Cisco has become a company that’s a bit different from the one I’ve always considered them.
In this Youtube video, Greg discusses why disagreggation is breaking down the Network Mainframes of today. .
The ONF has announced an initiative to integrate white box switches, a variety of open source networking software, and SDN to help telcos and providers re-architect their infrastructure.
Beware of organizations that use decimation as an employee management strategy.
Automation is a controversial topic. On the surface, automation translates into a loss of jobs for people. We think that if we assign to software what we once did, that we won’t have anything left to do. This is a theme in futurist fiction purporting to be news. The sky is falling, the sky is falling! Humans will no longer have work to do! Automation will take our jobs! But I disagree. I have felt for sometime that automation equals paradise for the skilled meatbot ready to make the shift.
Here’s the 5 most downloaded Packet Pushers podcasts for January 2017. Topics include Wireshark, Docker networking, scale-out & more. If you missed them the first time around, here’s another bite.
We asked readers of the Packet Pushers Human Infrastructure newsletter if they’re concerned about DDoS attacks, and whether they’re prepared. Here’s the results.
During the Network Field Day event, we received a product demonstration from Riverbed on their SD-WAN interface. They demonstrated the configuration needed to add a new device before you power it on at site (where it will auto-configure itself from the prepared configuration). Then they demonstrated how to create a security rule or ACL that […]