This part covers what I have learned about reviewing the flash cards. Flash Card Review: The premise of Anki (and related types of software) is spaced repetitions. To get the most out of the software, you need to make yourself get in the habit of reviewing your cards every single day. When you stop reviewing, you…
Archives for June 2017
PathSolutions announces natural language queries & responses, plus Amazon Echo integration, in an upcoming version of its network performance management software.
Intent-based networking is hard to explain. Maybe Two Beers and Cloud Toad can help.
Aruba sets its sights on the Catalyst 6500 with its new core switch, the Aruba 8400.
In this guest post, AppNeta compares troubleshooting SaaS applications with traditional tools versus AppNeta Monitoring points. We thank AppNeta for being a sponsor.
A motorcycle parts company in Southern California in the 1990s used the phrase as a sales slogan for oversized Harley Davidson exhaust pipes. Others say the phase originated with mogul skiing in the 1980s as skiers taunted each other into more and more spectacular runs. Or maybe it came from the surfing and refers to the…
Carbon, the latest release of the OpenDaylight SDN project, focuses on stability and usability, and adds new features around VNFs and service chaining.
I still study for the CCIE R&S. I study for it in some form (and often multiple forms) every single day. My attitude, thought processes, and learning process has changed quite significantly in the last year and a half. My experience is growing, and timelines are starting to become more concrete. I’ve written about this…
Airplane Wi-Fi is so bad that 44% of our respondents don’t even bother to use it, according to the latest Packet Pushers Human Infrastructure survey.
Have you ever noticed that IT vendor marketing sounds a lot like pitches for diet plans?
If you are like me at some point you have gotten psyched up for python network automation, then gone through the python class over at www.codecademy.com…. What now? My goal here is to give you some code snippets and explain how they work, and tell you some of the things I wish I had known…
The Juniper Software Defined Secure Networks (SDSN) platform can now work with Cisco switches and ForeScout’s CounterAct NAC software to automatically respond to compromised computers connected to the corporate network.
This guest blog post is by Mansour Karam, CEO and Founder at Apstra. We thank Apstra for being a sponsor. At Cisco Live, Apstra will be showcasing exciting features of AOS 1.2 that our early-adopter customers have defined and embraced, as well as experimental features they have requested. We’re sharing a video teaser by Derick Winkworth…
Extreme pledges to support Avaya networking products for their ‘natural life.’ But just how long is that?
Yet another company enters the data center Ethernet market.
HPE needs to build the right software to meet its goal of simplifying IT operations.
Network operating systems and switch ASICs handle packet buffers differently. Here’s a look at your general options.
Broadcom announces Trident 3 network ASICs as the silicon race increases pace.
Every old idea will come around again. So learn the fundamentals.
Some thoughts on why 25G switch adoption hasn’t ramped up yet, and why that might change.
Who is Rubrik? From their website, “Rubrik Cloud Data Management delivers automated backup, instant recovery, offsite replication, and data archival in a simple, scale-out platform built for hybrid cloud.” In short, Rubrik protects your data. All of your data. Rubrik describes themselves as handling backup and recovery, disaster recovery, archival and compliance, copy data management, search, and…
Here’s the five most downloaded podcasts from the Packet Pushers network for May 2017. Share and enjoy!
Build real relationships with real people, working with them where they are at. Respect them not only for the role they have and the influence they exert, but also for the role they’ll play tomorrow.
I think SD-WAN could totally change the carrier market, in a destructive way, that is good for customers. This is my reasoning, supported by a couple of beers.
Uila is all about root cause analysis of performance issues in complex infrastructure stacks. They’ve added user experience tracking to the platform.