In this community podcast, Greg and Ethan perform a bit of an experiment. Here’s the setup. We get briefed by vendors all the time. Ethan has been covering some of his briefings in his News & Analysis series on ethancbanks.com. But we thought it would be fun to review the briefings in an audio format together.
What do you think? Good idea? Bad? Let us know what you thought of the show via the comments below, or send an e-mail to [email protected].
In this show, we discuss recent briefings we received from CloudGenix, Light Cyber, VMware, and Meru. We also go on a little rabbit trail about Brocade, because they came to mind. You know how we are.
SD WAN solution, where a WAN fabric managed by an SDN controller is overlaid onto your existing WAN, no matter what sort of transports you use. Mix and match private WAN, public WAN, multiple carriers, LTE, etc. — then forget about them. The CloudGenix solution takes care of routing specific applications over specific links, based on application criteria you set in their policy engine.
These guys are in the security space, finding the systems on your network that have already been breached. An extremely low false positive rate means that you’ll only get a few alerts each day, but when you do get them, they are actionable.
Big announcements from VMware recently, many around vSphere 6.0. Greg and Ethan park on one announcement regarding long distance vMotion, where you can now move a virtual machine from one side of the country to the other, allowing latency up to 100ms. We can think of lots of reasons this is a terrible idea in practice, even if it’s what customers want. Is there a use case for this?
The folks from Meru build wireless infrastructure, and have announced the XPress Cloud product, a turnkey wifi infrastructure for SMB users. XPress Cloud competes with Aerohive and Cisco Meraki, and seems a competent offering.
In the future, we’re going to bring these down to ~30 minutes. We went longer than we’d planned on today. Really, we did. We’ll limit to maybe 2 briefing reviews in the future. We’re looking forward to your feedback.