Welcome to the Network Break! On today’s episode we look at why it took Netflix seven years to become a total cloud company, and how that relates to Verizon announcing the closure of two public cloud services.
We also follow up on the 802.11ah standard, which the Wi-Fi industry hopes will help it dominate IoT. We delve into LinkedIn’s white box strategy, review VMware’s network virtualization ambitions, look at the latest hurdle that Google has jumped for its driverless AI, and scratch the surface on a new open source networking foundation, FD.io.
Last but not least, Greg dons his financial analyst hat to parse recent numbers from Dell and Cisco.
Special thanks to Mike Fratto for joining us as this week’s guest pundit!
ThousandEyes delivers visibility into every network your organization relies on—from your data center to the cloud. You can quickly and precisely pinpoint the root cause of network issues— wherever they occur — and then share your insights with your vendors and customers. Sign up for an account at ThousandEyes.com/packetpushers to monitor 3 locations for free, and choose a ThousandEyes t-shirt.
Sponsor: Aruba Atmosphere Conference
Atmosphere is the largest mobility conference on earth. It takes place March 6-11 at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. It features keynote speakers–including HPE CEO Meg Whitman–breakout sessions, and technology demos (along with a few receptions and parties!) And the Packet Pushers will be on site recording live podcasts, hosting meetups, and more. Register now!
Netflix (Finally) Goes Full Cloud
Completing The Netflix Cloud Migration – Netflix
Did Verizon Miscalculate On Cloud?
Wi-Fi Wants To B An IoT Player
How the Wi-Fi industry is adapting to keep up with the IoT – Network World
LinkedIn’s White Box Strategy
Will NSX Save VMware?
Let Me Be The First To Welcome Our Robot Overlords
Another Open Source Foundation – FD.IO
VPP Performance Evaluation – Light Reading