PQ Show 34 – Cloudflare Keyless SSL

A couple of weeks ago, Cloudflare announced a new solution that allows DDOS Protection, Caching and application firewalls of SSL encrypted traffic without handing over the private key. This is a significant breakthrough for companies. Many companies have strong controls over private keys that prevent external sharing. More often the simple cost of key ceremonies is punitive to the business.


Show 208 – So, You Want To Work For A Vendor?

Podcast: Download (Duration: 1:07:09 — 31.1MB) Lauren Malhoit, Paul Stewart, and Ed Henry join Packet Pushers hosts Greg Ferro and Ethan Banks for a discussion about what it’s like to work for a networking vendor. Lauren and Paul recently started working at Cisco in two very different roles, while Ed went the startup route, landing at Plexxi. […]


Show 207 – Cisco Nexus Unified Fabric – Sponsored

Podcast: Download (Duration: 1:07:10 — 31.1MB) Before listening, you might like to download the PDF that goes along with this show… Building simplified, automated, and scalable data center networks with Cisco Unified Fabric is the topic of today’s show. Cisco Unified Fabric is an integrated end-to-end solution that builds on four fundamental pillars: Fabric management. Workload automation. […]


Show 206 – Brocade’s OpenDaylight-Based Vyatta Controller – Sponsored

Podcast: Download (Duration: 38:03 — 17.8MB) If you watch the software defined networking space, you might have noticed that Brocade has been quietly hiring a sharp group of actual (not self-proclaimed) thought leaders and developers. The question has been, “To what end? What’s Brocade going to do with all of these capable folks?” Today, we can answer […]


PQ Show 33 – Intel Rack Scale Architecture – Real or Impractical ?

Podcast: Download (Duration: 35:26 — 16.2MB) At the IDF 2014 conference, Intel made a big song and dance about their Rack Scale Architecture which removes the need for “top of rack” networking and changes the nature of servers in a big way. My initial impression is that this has limited application in the enterprise or […]

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