At VMworld US 2016, VMware announced Cross-Cloud. Cross-Cloud is touted as a common operating system for your hybrid cloud. With one interface, you can stand up workloads in your own data center. Or, you can stand up workloads in the public cloud. Cross-Cloud takes care of the rest.
While hanging out at the CloudGenix SD-WAN mixer in Las Vegas last week, one of the CloudGenix folks ran across someone looking for information on the Citrix SD-WAN solution, and routed them my way. The question was whether or not Citrix was worth considering. Is their SD-WAN offering competitive with other offerings on the market that come up more frequently, such as Viptela, Cisco IWAN, CloudGenix, Silver Peak, Velocloud, and Talari?
At that moment, I wasn’t sure. I’ve had so many SD-WAN related briefings and recorded so many podcasts on the topic, that sometimes brand distinctives blur in my mind. So, I went home and did a little homework. Here’s what I found.
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The Packet Pushers are fueling up the private jet (we don’t have one of those) and detailing the limo (we don’t have one of those either) for a trip to VMworld in Las Vegas. Will you be there, too? Wonderful. There are four ways you can connect with us while we’re at the show.
We’re getting a few reports of trouble downloading shows. We just audited our RSS feeds and aggregator. We found a couple of issues we’re working on. The “Fat Pipe” feed is only displaying the Weekly Shows. We know the problem is with our RSS aggregator. No ETA to a fix yet. Their tech support is…
On July 13, 2016 (that’s next Wednesday), I am hosting a webinar with Silver Peak on SD-WAN implementation challenges. The idea is to discuss what you will really run into when integrating SD-WAN into your production environment. I’m going after five specific challenges for this webinar. There’s a lot more we could talk about, but…
Avaya is offering a disaggregated version of their venerable VSP NOS – the one with SPB inside – that anyone could bundle into a self-branded product.
The 10GbE network interface card is rarely the bottleneck on the average enterprise host. So who needs 25GbE? The answer is about what you will need tomorrow versus what you do need today.
VMware has acquired Arkin, a tool bringing visualization, operational planning, and straightforward troubleshooting to environments running NSX.
Corsa’s DP2000 is a big-bandwidth WAN switch featuring a mix of merchant silicon, FPGAs, and a range of programmability options.
[email protected] recently announced some changes to the CCNA routing & switching track to now include a taste of software defined networking, among other emerging technologies. With some consternation, CCNA candidates are scratching their heads, wondering what, exactly, this new tech means to them. After all, SDN “still does nothing,” at least to hear some folks tell the tale. 😉 And yet, here we have Cisco starting to test on this stuff, right down at the associate level of their certification ladder.
Don’t be the IT hero who has to do everything yourself. It might feel good, but you’re an operational bottleneck who doesn’t give others a chance to learn.
The core cPacket value proposition is that of deep packet inspection and analysis at line rate in a scalable, distributed manner. Rather than merely directing traffic to various tools for analysis by creating a visibility fabric, cPacket handles both the functions of visibility fabrics as well as traffic analysis tools.
Badu Networks WarpGateway is a TCP proxy appliance improving Internet performance for wireless clients.
Certifications happen when you break them down into their component parts and take them on one at a time. This 11-point methodology helped me complete several certifications. I hope it might help you too.
Lots of people dream of starting their own business. If you want to make it a reality, be prepared to grapple with these hard facts.
Netronome Agilio is a niche play for customers with specific compute requirements centered around OVS and, soon, Juniper Contrail. The majority of data center owners are likely to find that they just don’t have the problems that Netronome is solving, but those that do will be pleased that Netronome exists.
Network automation is a nascent discipline with the annoying problem of having to deal with legacy network devices designed in a bygone era while at the same time keeping up with the requirements of modern compute infrastructure. I see Midokura’s MEM as one reasonable answer to the divide found between networking and automation.
The attitude of breach presumption is one that has fostered a family of seek-and-destroy security products. Find the infected system and fix it. Fair enough. Breach presumption is perhaps a wise posture to take, but it doesn’t mean we have to give up the perimeter. While some security consultants I’ve talked to tell me they…
The customer-driven OpenConfig project is establishing network models to encourage development & use of platform independent configuration tools. But will vendors support this effort? And what about the IETF, who is also working on standard networking models? Is there a conflict?
Engineering teams often work in the dark when it comes to provisioning requests for projects. A little confrontation can be the key to getting the context you need to make the best decisions.
If you have an interesting network project you’re willing to talk about on the Packet Pushers Weekly show, please e-mail [email protected] Describe the project, and I’ll see if we can create a “design & build” show around it.
While SDN automates network configuration, it’s not a replacement for network or application performance monitoring tools. In fact, monitoring tools are likely to become more capable as software-driven data streams flow in from all parts of the data center.
I’ll be live blogging from ONUG for this fall 2015 session. I’m in Manhattan already, looking forward to the event that starts on Wednesday. Refresh this page periodically to see the latest updates as I glean technical data from the presentations in real-time.
Next week, the Packet Pushers will be recording a podcast live in front of a crowd in NYC. We’ll be talking SD-WAN deployment with Viptela customers who have been actively rolling out the solution. With this show, we want to move from “what is SD-WAN?” to “how is SD-WAN working for you?” Sign up to attend this event here: