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Archives for May 2017
Packet Pushers is changing RSS providers today. You probably don’t need to care, but just in case, here are a few details.
Here’s the first of an experimental Packet Pushers video series in which I explore networking concepts after having a couple of beers to overcome shyness and introversion. Today’s topic is bandwidth.
Tempered Networks takes a unique approach to network security and policy enforcement with an identity-based fabric to control device connectivity.
My most popular slide at Interop 2017 explains why you should run your data center like a factory, not a museum.
Versa Networks is adding VNF support and Wi-Fi to its SD-WAN platform to capture more of the customer branch. And it’s not alone in this strategy.
Pluribus Networks gets back on my radar with an announcement about its Adaptive Cloud Fabric, a network virtualization approach for the data center that uses a distributed, controllerless architecture.
Here’s a video view of the Interop ITX conference from a Packet Pushers perspective, including scenes from the show floor, a business “meeting” & some commentary.
Savvius is launching a new model of its Insight packet capture devices. These tabletop appliances are designed for branch and small office locations and can capture packets at up to 1Gbps.
The Linux Foundation has taken yet another open source networking project under its wing. The latest addition is called the Streaming Network Analytics System, or SNAS, which is software for building a collector to capture BGP telemetry.
The CCDE (Cisco Certified Design Expert) practical exam which was set for May 11th 2017 has been cancelled. Globally. We still don’t know exactly why (and never will according to Cisco), something about irregularities. But let’s rewind a bit, shall we?
Corsa Technology has announced GigaFilter, a new feature for its DDoS mitigation appliance that lets network operators filter connections that come from blacklisted IPv4 source addresses.
Here are the five most downloaded podcasts for the month of April in the year two thousand and seventeen. It’s an interesting mix of topics, including Network Functions Virtualization (NFV), object storage (I wouldn’t have predicted a storage topic to crack the top 5), a sponsored security show, and an earnest debate about the value…
Oxidized is an open-source project started by Saku Ytti and Samer Abdel-Hafez as an alternative to the very popular RANCID software. A little over a year ago, I created a RANCID server to backup the configuration of my network devices. It has been a good, stable piece of software that has been doing the job very well across hundreds…
Zentera’s Cloud Over IP uses SSL to connect workloads securely, no matter where they are hosted. A central controller and agent combo delivers policy.
Brief Ethan Banks, co-founder of Packet Pushers and co-host of the Datanauts podcast, at the OpenStack Summit Boston 2017.
At Apstra we’re adding three new sets of features in our Apstra Operating System (AOS) 1.2 release to help network engineers solve real problems.
This post follows on from the first in this series and looks at how to modify the config if there is NAT along the way as well as reviewing a couple of the verification commands. I’ve attached the full configs. Network Diagram Premise A branch office with an ADSL connection would like to access…
Introduction This post is the first in a series of two. In this post I will walkthrough the configuration of a site-to-site IPSec VPN tunnel using a pair of ASAs. I’ll use the terms eastbound and westbound to describe traffic flowing across the tunnel, relative to the diagram below. Network Diagram There is an error…
Will Cisco be hands off with its Viptela acquisition to give it room to grow, or swallow the SD-WAN startup whole?
Our latest Human Infrastructure asks where you most interact with other IT pros in real life and outside of work. (That’s right, Slack doesn’t count here.)