Cloud adoption is on the rise according to the 2016 State of Cloud Computing Survey from Interop ITX and InformationWeek.
Yes, Containers as a Service (CaaS) is a thing. The Datanauts talk about why, what the use cases are, who’s offering it, and how it’s different from IaaS.
The latest Network Break looks at Cisco Meraki’s efforts to court MSPs, gives an update on the Ericsson-Cisco partnership, tracks container growth & more.
Engineers are often compelled to do stupid network tricks to overcome application design issues. These tricks introduce fragility and don’t fix underlying problems. Can we stop?
Sometimes your infrastructure isn’t able to handle a growing business. The Datanauts talk with Josh O’Brien about working through the challenge of massive scale-out while keeping the ship sailing.
The Infotrek podcast gets into cutovers, including how to prepare for them, and tackles recent news including a police request for recordings from an Amazon Echo.
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.
Netwrix Auditor 8.5 monitors user access and permissions for business-critical applications and systems including Windows, Exchange, Office 365, and Oracle.
The startup ZeroStack is courting would-be private cloud buyers with what it hopes is a friendly and functional incarnation of OpenStack.
Citrix and Equinix are partnering to let customers access Equinix Cloud Exchange using NetScaler SD-WAN appliances.
Brocade has announced three new switches as part of its SLX product line, and three Automation Suites for its Workflow Composer automation platform.
Startup Cloudistics has launched a new hyperconverged infrastructure product that can be managed from the cloud. The company is partnering with Pica8, whose network OS runs the hardware switch in the Cloudistics appliance.
Barefoot Networks, a startup developing programmable networking chips, announced a $23 million investment from Chinese Internet giants Alibaba and Tencent.
Mellanox has announced new HDR Infiniband switches, adapter cards, and cables with 200Gbps throughput. Products will be available in early 2017.
The startup Igneous Systems offers on-premises hyperconverged infrastructure that’s managed as a service on behalf of the customer. The company’s goal is to provide on-premises data storage and applications with the pricing and management models of the public cloud.
Introduction Trigger is an open source network automation framework with batteries included. Trigger differs from other automation projects such as Ansible, which is based on top of the Python SSH library Paramiko, by being built with the asynchronous I/O framework Twisted. Twisted allows for a staggering number of devices to be managed concurrently thanks to […]
I’ll be mainlining a ton of good tech info at Network Field Day 14. Here’s some info the on presenters and how you can play along.
Congratulations! Your job search has landed you an offer. But you’ve still got a little homework to do–here’s what you should know.
This post presents a solution to build secure layer-2 (VXLAN) tunnels across multiple sites. The solution utilizes the same underlying protocols that are used for DMVPN. With the growth of software defined datacenter (SDDC) customers are able to build complex virtual network topologies on demand with a single click. Right now they are restricted to […]
When designing a network, how much does latency really matter? For our purposes in this discussion, I’m defining latency as the amount of time it takes for a packet to leave a source and arrive at a destination. In other words, network latency specifically.
Today, there exists in many organizations a familiar and comfortable balance of power. Because business-critical applications are dependent on the network, the network is a critical part of the infrastructure. When a network engineer is working with a database admin or a server admin, it is very easy for the network engineer to think, “You […]
Here’s the ten most downloaded Packet Pushers podcasts from all of 2016.
Join the Packet Pushers for non-boring & live discussion about the reality of operating a SD-WAN with people who have lived through it. Part of the Viptela Future WAN Virtual Summit
Guest post by Meghan Reilly, General Manager, Interop ITX SPECIAL NOTE: Interop ITX is offering the Packet Pushers community a 20% discount on any pass for the 2017 Las Vegas show. Register today with the Promo Code: PACKETPUSHERS to receive the discount. With the New Year here, it’s time to think about your own professional development […]
Let’s face it, traditional management interfaces, CLI, SNMP, et al, are still commonplace throughout campus and datacenter networks.
Apstra is not about configuration management. Yes, configuration of network devices happens along the way in the paradigm most of us work in. But Apstra is after something much bigger.
A listener asked how I capture data for reading and research. Here’s some productivity tools I find useful and habits I’ve developed to stay informed.
Russell Pavlicek has written a free e-book introducing readers to unikernels. The book is a concise, plain-spoken read.