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:
Packet Pushers took on an SD-WAN whitepaper sponsored by CloudGenix. There were two main ideas behind this whitepaper. (1) Describe a typical SD-WAN solution. (2) Discuss CloudGenix specifics. When done reading, you should know both what SD-WAN will do for you, as well as how to integrate CloudGenix into your existing WAN with a minimum of disruption. Download with no regwall from here: http://bit.ly/PPCGWP.
The Packet Pushers will be at the Open Networking User Group fall gathering at the New York University Kimmel Center in Manhattan, November 4 & 5, 2015. We’ll be attending most of the open sessions, chatting with real people, and doing some live blogging. If you haven’t registered for ONUG yet, you can get 25% off using code Packet25.
New to networking? Or maybe just new to Packet Pushers? Want to know which shows will help you build a foundation? Here you go. These shows cover major networking concepts, take on emerging technologies, and provide context for what we might talk about in other shows.
6WIND, a Packet Pushers sponsor, has been helping get the most networking performance from x86 hardware, making the acceleration software that other companies could use to make the most of their standard servers with multi-core CPUs and Linux. 6WIND has recently taken a further step, offering its own VNFs and virtual networking acceleration software packages to end users like you and me. For example, the Turbo Router and Turbo IPSEC appliances compete with virtual routers from Cisco and Brocade. 6WIND will be appearing on the Packet Pushers Priority Queue podcast near the end of October 2015.