We need a better way to describe different skill sets that avoids loaded terms like ‘hard’ and ‘soft.’
Every year we survey our listeners and readers to find out how we’re doing. This year, 303 people responded. Here’s a few highlights to give you a snapshot of the Packet Pushers audience.
VMware announced Project Pacific, an effort to integrate Kubernetes into vSphere to better marry operational infrastructure control with application development. It’s still a work in progress, but here’s some quick thoughts.
128 Technology (128T) has built a clever software router that takes a unique approach to getting your traffic from source to destination. Will anyone care? That’s the question I’ve been asking myself since I attended a Networking Field Day event with 128T in July 2019. At the event, I learned 128T calls its product the…
Microsoft has announced a new program that partners with Managed Service Providers (MSPs) to streamline network access to Azure. Aryaka, which provides SD-WAN services over a private network, is one of those patners. Here’s more details about how the partnership works.
The startup Blue Matador provides 200 alerts out of the box for AWS and Kubernetes to help small DevOps teams stay on top of cloud applications and services and troubleshoot critical problems.
Mist Systems has announced a new 802.11ax access point, eliminated Tier 1 and Tier 2 support, and released Edge appliances for hybrid operations.
Go deep on Intent-Based Networking with a new Packet Pushers whitepaper. Written by Phil Gervasi, the paper gets nerdy about key IBN elements including network abstraction and continuous validation. It’s included with your premium Ignition membership.
Pica8 has announced Nymble, a software application to manage switches running the PICOS network OS. It including automation capabilities and management for configuration, imaging, and licensing. Pica8 also announced support for new switch hardware from Dell EMC.
Nyansa has announced a new product, Voyance IoT, that promises to help IT departments inventory, monitor, and secure networked devices such as industrial sensors, video cameras, medical equipment, point of sale systems, and more.
Fortinet has announced a new SD-WAN/NGFW combo appliance, the 100F. It also added new SD-WAN capabilities in the 6.2 release of its operating system, and rebranded an ASIC to reflect its growing emphasis on the SD-WAN market.
Check out a new whitepaper from Greg Ferro that provides a detailed overview of 5G and its relevance to the enterprise, including 5G’s impact on wireless networking, IoT, and SD-WAN. Get up to speed on how 5G differs from previous standards, spectrum differences and why they matter, and more.
Here’s a few tips to overcome the most common objections to starting a tech blog, including feeling like you don’t know enough and a fear of making mistakes.
Here’s five things I think network engineers want from their vendors, from good software to straightforward licensing.
Meta Networks has added new features to its secure remote access service, including client checks and full audit logs of client Web behaviors.
Netrounds is a Swedish company that makes software to help service providers and large enterprises validate network performance and availability by combining active testing and monitoring in one product.
Here’s four reasons why Juniper acquired WLAN startup Mist Systems, and three challenges for Juniper going forward.
Cato Networks has added a new managed threat detection and response service to its SD-WAN portfolio. The service aims to reduce the dwell time of a malicious intruder to limit the damage of a security compromise.
You don’t need to get on a plane to expand your knowledge or learn new things. The Packet Pushers’ next Virtual Design Clinic is Thursday, March 14 at 11:00 am Eastern US. Live and online, you can watch technical presentations and get your networking and design questions answered by experts–all from your laptop!
Kemp Technologies’ 360 Vision predictive analytics platform can now collect and analyze data from F5 and NGINX load balancers.
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Fortinet has announced four new FortiGate next-gen firewalls (NGFWs), with throughputs up to 40 Gbps in NGFW mode depending on the model. As with other FortiGates, the new firewalls include custom ASICs, which Fortinet calls Security Processing Units (SPUs). The SPUs on each box divide security and networking tasks to improve overall performance. For instance,…
Startup Arrcus, which makes the ArcOS network operating system, has announced that its NOS will run on 400GbE whitebox switches using Broadcom’s Tomahawk 3 ASIC.
LogicMonitor, which sells a SaaS platform to monitor IT infrastructure and public cloud performance, has launched new offerings for Kubernetes and a service-oriented view of infrastructure components.
Learn the key technology concepts and business drivers behind Intent-Based Networking (IBN) in this Packet Pushers whitepaper. It examines how IBN systems combine automation, orchestration, and continuous validation; provides a technical overview of how IBN systems work; analyzes benefits and drawbacks; and offers 5 key takeaways.