The Packet Pushers’ Tech Bytes is a short, sponsored interview. Our sponsor is Silver Peak, and today’s guest is swyMed, which makes a telemedicine backpack so first responders can videoconference with doctors and nurses from anywhere in the field. Silver Peak’s SD-WAN mini-appliance helps enable connectivity and ensure a persistent, high-quality connection.
I got together to Chris Swan @cpswan to record a two beer networking. Through my own staggering incompetence the video hasn’t turned out but the audio is just fine. Chris a leader in service practice and the conversation talks about how organisational scar tissue. He recently attended the European IDC CIO summit in Lisbon which…
In this briefing, Meta Networks discussed their new partnership with Talari. Talari is an SD-WAN provider for enterprises. Meta is providing remote access. Therefore, what you’ve got with the Talari/Meta partnership is a full-featured WAN solution.
NanoVMs makes software to help you create and deploy unikernels. In this briefing, CEO Ian Eyberg discussed with Ethan Banks the state of the unikernel ecosystem and how NanoVMs fits into things.
Mode briefed Ethan Banks about their cloud private network. Whoa! Thought Mode was an SD-WAN company? Not quite. Mode partners with several SD-WAN platforms so that it’s easy to stand up a tunnel from your SD-WAN forwarders to Mode’s private network. That makes Mode a network alternative to private MPLS that integrates with your SD-WAN fabric.
Redhat Ansible talking about the future of Ansible, making it biggerer and betterer.
Analytics for the real world WAN using agents to provide deeper visibility. Also Campus LANs and Wireless so you can build QOE dashboard.
Cloud First Networking – the challenge of networking in multiple clouds is substantial How can we make on-prem look like the public cloud. Don’t make AWS look like a on-prem network, make an off-prem network look like an on-prem network. Instead of configuring VRFs and VLANs, we should be configuring the public cloud equivalent of…
Edgecore Edgecore is a wholly owned subsidiary of Accton Producing increasing diversity of network equipment, the range of possible applications of Broadcom silicon. Includes a optical solution the choice to focus on SP is interesting, does this imply that All of these products run IPinfusion software. Broadcom Talking about the breadth of their portfolio …
I broadly consider Gluware an automation engine that can deliver effective automation inside an brownfield network. That is, its multi-vendor, multi-technology (e.g. switches / firewalls, routers, QOS,) and works with the existing tooling such as CLI. So you don’t have to buy new hardware to start the SDN process. Thats a useful way to start…
Arrcus is a startup that’s built a modern network operating system for the disaggregated networking market. They are running on $15M of Series A funding, and as of 16-July-2018, they have emerged from stealth. In this briefing, Arrcus shared some of the details behind ArcOS, their core product offering.
Ethan Banks attended a technical webinar held by Arista Networks talking about their recently announced 7170 series multi-function programmable network switches. In this webinar, Arista explained what the new 7170 switch line was all about. The central reason this switch line exists is programmability.
Rubrik Alta 4.2 offers AWS native protection for EC2, VMware vCloud Director integration, Windows full volume protection, as well as AIX & Solaris support. We zoom in on the EC2 part of the announcement.
Juniper makes announcements around the upcoming MX Series 5G Universal Routing platform, including Si5 silicon, hardware acceleration for CUPS, and MX variants of the Universal Chassis.
In this briefing, DriveScale announced Software Composable Infrastructure for Flash, which they claim is a market first. Flash storage is all about high bandwidth and low latency, and the latest NVMe flash drives have ferocious network-filling capability. If you think serving storage over Ethernet is a performance compromise, think again.
Pica8 makes it first steps into network automation in a unique fashion with apps for its PicOS NOS. PicaFabric build a virtual switch chassis from an leaf/spine switch clister. The PicaPilot app builds vitual switch stack for fat tree L2 everywhere campus networks. All this is done with open hardware that you can mix &…
VMware’s networking and cloud ambitions come into sharper focus with the introduction of NSX SD-WAN by VeloCloud.
Anuta Networks will launch a SaaS version of its infrastructure orchestration software on June 1st.
Ethan Banks does a five minute review of the enterprise-oriented D-Link DGS-1510-52 Ethernet switch.
Jeff Gray, CEO at Gluware, chatted to the Packet Pushers about how they can automate any network, including the one you’ve already got.
CEO Neal Roche at Apposite Technologies briefed Ethan Banks about WAN emulation and their new Netropy 100G appliance.
Find out more about Apposite at https://apposite-tech.com.
Anuta Networks launches its ATOM platform for multi-vendor network infrastructure automation and orchestration.
Ethan Banks had a briefing with ReSTNSX, and they demoed their VMware NSX-enhancing platform to him. Have a listen for Ethan’s impressions of the demo.
Virtual Instruments has visibility and testing tools for FibreChannel networks.
Are there signs of change in the storage marketplace ? Yes, I think so.