The Future Of Networking series invites industry luminaries, innovators, and experts to share their vision of how network technology is evolving and where the industry might be heading. Our guests include researchers, startup founders, authors, and engineers with deep experience in the field.
This page collects all the Future Of Networking shows we’ve recorded to date.
If you’ve got ideas for show topics or a guest you think would be a good at peering into the misty realms of the future, drop us a note at [email protected]
Show 397: The Future Of Networking With Peter Wohlers (Link)
Our next installment of the Future Of Networking series brings Peter Wohlers to the podcast.
We discuss the effect of cloud computing on the networking industry and its impact on skills and careers, the early hype around SDN and where it stands today, how much skill you really need in coding, the rise of APIs in networking, and a passionate debate about whether different networks are actually all that unique.
Show 388: The Future Of Networking With Kyle Mestery (Link)
The Future of Networking series continues with guest Kyle Mestery.
Kyle is well known to many corners of the networking community including the open source community. He recently re-joined Cisco as a Distinguished Engineer.
We talk with Kyle to get his take on where the packets are flowing over the next several years, including the tech conference scene, open-source networking, the proliferation of open-source networking OSs, what’s inside Open Network Linux (ONL), and cloud-native network functions virtualization.
Show 361: Future Of Networking With Brighten Godfrey (Link)
Our guest is Brighten Godfrey, the co-founder and CTO of Veriflow. He’s also an Associate Professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign.
We discuss how intent-based networking is different from SDN and traditional, CLI-based device configuration and management. We also look at concepts including formal verification, graph databases, and the rise of software and automation in networking.
Show 354: Future Of Networking With Fred Baker (Link)
The Future of Networking series continues with guest Fred Baker, a Cisco Fellow and longtime network engineer and IETF chair.
Greg and Fred discuss the history and future of QoS, adaptive queue management (AQM), and other techniques for dealing with bandwidth limitations and congestion.
They also discuss Fred’s vision for how networking will change over the next five years, including the impact of IoT.
Show 349: Future Of Networking With Mark Townsley (Link)
We bring you another entrant to the Future of Networking series. Our guest is Mark Townsley, a Fellow at Cisco Systems and part-time professor at Ecole Polytechnique in Paris. Mark’s been involved with IPv6 quite a bit over the past decade. June 8th was the 6th anniversary of the World IPv6 Day 6 years ago, and June 6th marked the anniversary of the World IPv6 Launch 5 years ago.
We are going to talk with Mark about what it was like to be a part of these events, what has happened with IPv6 on the Internet since, and then peer into the future through the lens of the research taking place at Cisco’s Paris Innovation and Research Lab (PIRL) that he co-founded in 2015.
Show 343: Future Of Networking Q&A Live From Interop ITX (Link)
This show was recorded live at Interop ITX 2017 during the Future of Networking Summit. Greg and Ethan set aside some time to take questions from the audience. This episode addresses questions including:
- The future of VARs and resellers
- Whether the cloud will increase or decrease IT jobs
- The impact of automation on engineer skill sets and training
- Why engineers should learn to tell stories
- How to get your business to be more proactive instead of reactive
…and many more.
Show 327: Future Of Networking With Bruce Davie (Link)
The Packet Pushers’ Future of Networking series continues with an interview with Bruce Davie, Ph.D., about SDN and the changes that are in store for data center networking.
Greg Ferro and Dr. Davie talk about the potential for significant changes to occur in networking. They discuss the benefits and drawbacks of a distributed controller, how networking is becoming more about software (including open-source software), the impact of disaggregation, and how fundamental shifts in the industry are being driven by distributed application architectures.
Show 318: Future Of Networking With Doug Gourlay (Link)
The Future of Networking series continues with our latest guest, Doug Gourlay. Currently a Strategic Advisor at the startup Apstra, he’s had a long career in networking at companies such as Cisco and Arista. Most recently, he was Corporate Vice President at Skyport Systems, a venture-backed security startup.
Greg and Doug start the podcast with a conversation about the current state of the startup industry, and how enterprise infrastructure startups are different from new businesses targeting consumers. They look at the barriers to entry that an enterprise startup faces, including higher costs, product market fit, and how to scale.
Show 316: Future Of Networking – Geoff Huston Returns (Link)
The Future of Networking series continues! We’re pleased to welcome back Geoff Huston, Chief Scientist at APNIC, which serves IP addresses for the Asia-Pacific region.
We start with the Internet’s founding notion of universal reachability, and the positive and negative ramifications of that design that we’re still dealing with today, including middle boxes, unique addressing, security, and more.
Show 315: Future Of Networking – Pradeep Sindhu (Link)
Today’s Packet Pushers show is the latest in the Future of Networking series. Our guest is Pradeep Sindhu, founder and vice chairman of Juniper Networks.
Pradeep and the Packet Pushers talk about the potential end of Moore’s Law, and what impact this could have on the future of the industry at large, and networking in particular. The impetus for this conversation was a talk given by Pradeep at the Juniper NXTWORK conference in October 2016.
Show 288: The Future Of Networking With Russ White – Recorded Live (Link)
In May 2016 the Packet Pushers hosted the Future of Networking Summit at Interop Las Vegas. On the second day of the summit, Ethan Banks sat down with network architect Russ White for an interview in front of a live audience about the current state of the network, emerging trends such as SDN and open networking, and why we need more protocols instead of fewer.
Show 275: Future Of Networking: Geoff Huston (Link)
Our guest is Geoff Huston, Chief Scientist at APNIC, which serves IP addresses for the Asia-Pacific region. He’s been in computer science and networking since the 1980s, including ten years in the telecom trenches.
Join us for a far-ranging and often contrarian conversation on a variety of topics, including why we may not need IPv6 after all; instead, we should focus on the use of DNS and the routing of names instead of IP Addresses.
Show 265: Future Of Networking: Martin Casado (Link)
Martin Casado comes on the podcast to discuss:
- Will networking be actively interdicting traffic flows or will they be over the top
- Is it possible to map OpenFlow to Tag Based networks.
- moving packets in a complex network
- MPLS, BGP and tagging architectures make sense in the WAN
- Networking is a path between two points in a complex graph
- In a world of point solutions, the network could be used to organise these service chains. But long term the applications will self-organise and part of the development process.
Show 262 – Future of Networking – Dave Ward (Link)
Dave Ward joins us to discuss OpenFlow+ vs MPLS/PCEP/NSH, overlays and native flow management, LISP, Segment Routing, named data networking and more.
Show 255 – Future of Networking with Douglas Comer (Link)
Today’s guest is Professor Douglas Comer, Distinguished Professor at Purdue University. he was there when the Internet was a research project and part of the building it. He has published many books in networking.