Let’s face it, traditional management interfaces, CLI, SNMP, et al, are still commonplace throughout campus and datacenter networks.
Archives for December 2016
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.
SD-WAN startup Versa Networks is partnering with Tata Communications on an SD-WAN service that will become available in 130 countries.
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.
Hardware vendors haven’t changed to compete with public clouds, forcing VMware to partner with AWS.
It was a chilly and blustery night in late November, and wrapped in a warm blanket, I sleepily watched my favorite show streaming from Netflix and listened to the rain tap against the living room windows. Thanksgiving dinner was delicious as usual, and the house was quiet after our guests left for the night. The…
Netwrix Auditor 8.5 monitors user access and permissions for business-critical applications and systems including Windows, Exchange, Office 365, and Oracle.
Part 2: Out-of-Band Network This is part 2 of a planned multi-part blog post on network automation efforts at athenahealth inc. In Part 1 of this series I explained our hardware and software selections. In this post I will look at our very first network automation efforts and before we automate anything else, we have…
Ixia Vision ONE combines a network packet broker with a straightforward GUI and deep packet analysis to make a rich visibility fabric that’s easy to use.
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.
A new tech industry consortium promoting AI benefits for people and society makes me ask who will really benefit.
I’ve been practicing on recording and editing video because there is so much good stuff that happens at conferences that can’t be shared because its person to person, and the microphones are off. So I got this fancy camera and recorded in the hope that I could make it work. Now, I don’t know whether…
ARP- Address resolution protocol, as name suggests it used to resolve IP address to MAC-address used by data link protocol. As network engineer , its default that you should be aware of ARP , there is no excuse for not knowing ARP . This post is specific to those readers who want detailed analysis ,how ARP…
Forward Networks uses SNMP, screen scraping, and math to model your production network in detail. Then, you can search, verify, and predict using the model.
Previous post in this series – There and Back Again – A Journey Into Network Automation Part 1 – ZTPS In Part 1 I talked about how having an SDN Overlay meant my network configurations were more uniform and consistent. This meant deploying the Arista ZTP Server made sense in automating initial deployment and scale out….
BigSecure Architecture combines SDN with commodity switching & x86 service nodes to build a dynamic tool chain for traffic inspection & attack mitigation.
After watching the 2016 AWS Reinvent keynote James Hamilton, I came away with the impression that there is elements that relate to Enterprise IT. So extracted the networking section and recorded some commentary and reactions that I had in a video format. Here is my first attempt at doing some video. I would be interested…
Brocade has announced three new switches as part of its SLX product line, and three Automation Suites for its Workflow Composer automation platform.
So you got a call back, and now it is time for an interview. (If you missed the first part, check out this blog on starting your job search.) Interviewing is my favorite part of the process. This applies to being the interviewer as well as the interviewee. The only way to gauge a person…
Is NTP time smearing a good or a bad thing?
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.
The first in a series of blog posts on how network automation efforts started at athenahealth.