Holy cow. Broadcom Tomahawk 3 is a 32 x 400G ASIC at lower power, latency and reduced cost/100G speed. Built for the cloud it signals the next generation of 200G/400G Ethernet is on its way.
If you have the word “open” in your product then you must be open. The transition from ‘mine’ to ‘sharing a bit’ to ‘open’ seems to have been painful for Juniper. This isn’t leadership, this is being forced to move to open by customers. …. announcing its intent to move the codebase for OpenContrail™, an…
Juniper Networks has announced a trio of bots that aim to accelerate the adoption of automation in enterprise networks.
Barefoot Networks is big in the programmable networking space, known for their Tofino chip as well as the P4 programming language. In this briefing, Barefoot announced Barefoot Deep Insight, a network monitoring system they claim goes deep on every packet in the network. Ethan Banks reports.
Cisco Tetration came out of the gate as a deep analytics and insights platform and is rapidly iterating on a variety of use cases. In this briefing, Cisco discussed how Tetration can be used for network security. Ethan Banks discusses.
Kemp 360 Vision is a SaaS product helping enterprises understand their application delivery fabric and stay ahead of problems using proactive monitoring.
Ethan Banks summarizes a briefing he received at NFD16, where Gigamon describes sending rich metadata feeds as IPFIX records from GigaSECURE to Splunk.
Ethan Banks highlights interesting points from a presentation on 400G by Arista Founder, Chief Development Officer, and Chairman Andy Bechtolsheim.
Velocloud is an SD-WAN company that has focussed on software-only solution. SD-WAN products tend to split into different types – router replacements like Viptela/Cisco where the SD-WAN functions are device centred. Velocloud has built a network of POPs around the world and traffic is routed to those POPs. The POPs then backhaul the traffic over…
Fibermountain has released the AllPath® Connect L-Series. Its a little difficult to explain what Fibermountain does, its not something you encounter every day. This is a software-controlled Layer 1 switch with 5 nanosecond port-to-port latency. You can path cables directly using a controller / GUI / CLI and universal physical tap solution that you can…
Tempered Networks has released the HIPswitch 250, an IoT gateway to enable secure communication for IoT devices.
Pluribus Networks is about more than just the NetVisor OS. They also offer analytics. Ethan Banks condenses the briefing from Networking Field Day 16 about the Insight Analytics Platform from Pluribus.
I talk with Cumulus Networks to get an update on its Express program, which bundles the company’s network OS with a limited number of white box switches.
Ethan Banks discusses specific Kentik features around network peering and planning learned at NFD16, a Tech Field Day event.
Barefoot Networks and Google have collaborated to release P4 Runtime, software that enables a controller to communicate with programmable switch silicon, including Barefoot’s Tofino chip.
PathSolutions CTO Tim Titus demoed their TotalView product for the Packet Pushers. Ethan Banks shares his impressions.
Cisco announced the ISR1000 today and there are some thoughts about this product. Link: Introducing a New Era in Branch Routing – https://blogs.cisco.com/enterprise/isr1000series Link: Cisco 1100 Series Integrated Services Routers Data Sheet – Cisco – https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/products/collateral/routers/1000-series-integrated-services-routers-isr/datasheet-c78-739512.html Link: Branch Routers – Cisco – https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/products/routers/branch-routers/index.html
Background 6Wind has announced support for ARM CPUs in a briefing released today, Link in the show notes. Link: 6WIND Announces Arm® Processor Support for High Performance Networking – http://www.6wind.com/news-events/press-releases-2017/6wind-press-october-10-2017/ Many people in networking may not have heard of 6Wind but their software is inside many Enterprise and carrier devices. They often license the software…
Mellanox & HPE have partnered to offer Ethernet Storage Fabrics to HPE Storage customers. If you have a Simplivity distributed storage you can’t use your legacy 3-tier tree design, and you can’t use a 4:1 oversubscribed Leaf/Spine. They just don’t work when the storage cluster reconverts. References Link: HPE OEM – Mellanox Technologies – http://www.mellanox.com/oem/hpe/…
Pluribus Networks has partnered with D-Link to put the Netvisor OS on D-Link’s DXS-5000 open networking switch series. Ethan Banks shares the story.