Carbon, the latest release of the OpenDaylight SDN project, focuses on stability and usability, and adds new features around VNFs and service chaining.
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…
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.
Uila is all about root cause analysis of performance issues in complex infrastructure stacks. They’ve added user experience tracking to the platform.
As end users, we all think we want interoperability, openness, and the chance to swap out any individual pieces and parts whenever we want to. Only, that’s not actually true.
Packet Pushers is changing RSS providers today. You probably don’t need to care, but just in case, here are a few details.
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.
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.
On April 24, 2017, Data Expedition announced CloudDat, aimed at organizations needing to move data into and out of the public cloud.
On May 15, 2017 at the Centrifuge Lounge in Las Vegas, we’ll be hanging out. Come meet us, tell us the things we get wrong, and get our opinions on SD-WAN.
Ethan visited the 98th meeting of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) in March 2017. He made many observations about what’s really going on. Have a read.
In the face of public cloud services and the Amazons and Azures of the world wanting to own as much of your enterprise IT budget as possible, how does traditionally on premises technology remain relevant?
Imagine describing at a high level without too many details what you needed the network to be, and then the network being created to meet that need. That’s my definition of orchestration.
On February 21, 2017, cPacket announced the Cx4100, which offers 4 ports of 100Gbps line rate monitoring and analysis.
Avaya has announced their Surge IoT security product. What sort of security product is it? In a nutshell, Surge IoT is microsegmentation for your physical IoT devices.
Most enterprise networks seem to be stuck in the past. Why is this? It’s not the tech.
Cisco partnered with Apple in 2016 to improve the corporate wireless experience for iOS devices. How’s that working out so far?
Cisco has become a company that’s a bit different from the one I’ve always considered them.
Automation is a controversial topic. On the surface, automation translates into a loss of jobs for people. We think that if we assign to software what we once did, that we won’t have anything left to do. This is a theme in futurist fiction purporting to be news. The sky is falling, the sky is falling! Humans will no longer have work to do! Automation will take our jobs! But I disagree. I have felt for sometime that automation equals paradise for the skilled meatbot ready to make the shift.
In the spirit of making infrastructure even easier to use, ZeroStack has added a learning capability to their policy engine. Behold, the self-driving cloud.
Press release round up in YouTube form for Jan 11, 2017. We hit Arista, NetBeez, Viptela, Silver Peak, Velocloud, ETSI, and Extreme Networks.
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.
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.
Russell Pavlicek has written a free e-book introducing readers to unikernels. The book is a concise, plain-spoken read.