On this episode of the Weekly Show, we dive into network modeling and verification with sponsor Forward Networks.
Forward Networks builds a real-time logical model of your production network based on the state and configuration of each network device.
Using this model, network engineers can do a variety of things, including:
- Search: Explore the network model using a query language and analysis tools
- Verify: Analyze the network against intent and policy definitions to identify problems
- Predict: Make changes in a sandbox and test intent against new configurations before deploying
Our guests from Forward Networks are Brandon Heller, CTO and co-founder; and Gary Kinghorn, director of marketing.
We discuss the company’s origins in the Stanford University lab that developed OpenFlow, dive into how the modeling software works, and explore how network engineers and operators can use the model to improve operations.
You can download a free version of Forward Essentials and schedule a demo of the full system at forwardnetworks.com/packetpushers.
Seeking Truth in Networking: From Testing to Verification – Forward Networks