Ned Bellavance drops in as guest co-host while Drew takes time off to make craft virtual donuts with an artisan baker in a remote mountain village. Ned and Greg analyze VMware’s latest acquisition, discuss why Xirrus has changed hands, explore a new low-cost switch, opine on CloudFlare’s forthcoming IPO, and more.
Not everything is broken this week although some things definitely are looking grim. We consider how really dead data centers are according to Gartner, Cisco gobbles some more AI for Webex while HPE gets more AI-ish for Bluedata. GTT Communications is in trouble while ATT Bribery case highlights that big companies are dumb. Snark and virtual donuts all round this week.
This week’s Network Break examines Cloudflare’s decision to drop 8Chan, analyzes Cisco’s settlement of a security-related whistleblower suit the company fought for eight years, discusses a new VMware/Google cloud partnership, reviews the latest financial news from tech vendors, and more.
Take a Network Break! VMware buys Bitfusion for GPU virtualization, Arrcus takes in a $30 million Series B round to grow its network OS business, Kentik announces AIOps to provide more insight for IT operations, the SD-WAN market races toward $5 billion by 2023, and more tech news. Guests Ethan Banks and Phil Gervasi stop by for virtual muffins and commentary.
Today’s Network Break is all about cloud wheeling and dealing. IBM and AT&T ink a multi-billion cloud deal, but AT&T has also announced a cloud partnership with Microsoft. Oracle looks for ways to get back into the running for a fat Defense Department cloud contract, IBM announces its Q2 financials, and more tech news.
Today’s Network Break analyzes Zoom’s change of course on security vulnerabilities, discusses the reasons behind Cisco’s multibillion acquisition of Acacia, examines IBM’s closing of its Red Hat purchase, and more tech news.
Today’s Network Break examines the causes of Cloudflare’s outage, analyzes Broadcom’s motivation for buying Symantec, discusses why big tech companies are considering manufacturing locations outside of China, and more tech news.
Extreme Networks spends approx. $227 million to buy Aerohive Networks to add a cloud-managed WLAN to its portfolio, a route leak resulted in cascading failures on June 24th, Oracle will retire Dyn managed DNS services, Mist Systems rolls out a new 11ax AP, and more tech news on today’s Network Break podcast.
HPE trolls the tech industry with a “cloudless” marketing campaign, Riverbed partners with Versa to bolster its SD-WAN portfolio, a startup dabbles in peer-to-peer networking and cryptocurrency, GE releases an unintentional parody video on the perils of IoT and more tech news on today’s Network Break podcast.
On today’s Network Break we cover Cisco’s new certifications and its CCIE Routing and Switching replacement, analyze Intel’s acquisition of Barefoot Networks, dive into new products from Arista, and more IT news.
On today’s Network Break we dive into Google’s self-inflicted outage, examine Apple’s new HomeKit partnerships and Sign In, discuss the IEEE’s reversal on Huawei, and parse other IT and tech news bits.
Today’s Network Break podcast examines the latest twists in the Huawei vs. USA battle, speculates on China’s threat to ban Windows from military computers, explores a new telemetry feature from Mellanox, discusses Google’s moves to deprecate ad-blocking features in Chrome, and more tech news.
Today’s Network Break dives into the ongoing battle of U.S. vs. Huawei, discusses DNS research from RIPE 78, explores new switch capabilities and telemetry from Mellanox, and more tech news.
Today’s Network Break tackles a string of vulnerabilities from Microsoft, Cisco, and Intel. We also look at a new 400G switch from Arista, an IoT security announcement from Extreme, Cisco financial results, and more tech news.
Today’s Network Break explores why Microsoft is adding a Linux kernel to Windows, examines a new SD-WAN colo option from Cisco, discusses a new offering from VMware and Dell EMC that lets you get infrastructure on premises but pay for it like the cloud, plus more tech news and a couple of follow-ups.
Today on Network Break we dive in the deluge of products announced at Dell EMC World, discuss new Wi-Fi 6 gear from Cisco, explore Cumulus’s latest version of its NetQ switch management software, and tackle even more tech news. It’s a bonanza episode so pack a few extra virtual donuts.
Today’s Network Break examines Apple’s AWS spending; discusses a G7 pronouncement that wants Internet companies to provide access to encrypted data; reviews quarterly financials from Juniper, Amazon, and Microsoft; and more IT news.
Today’s Network Break examines a $65 million investment in CloudGenix and what it says about the SD-WAN market, a new cloud-based packet processor from Nubeva, why Apple settled with Qualcomm just before trial, and more tech news.
Today’s Network Break issues a few corrections, and then delves into hybrid cloud news from Google and Cisco, examines a new SD-WAN service from Juniper, discusses Sungard’s bankruptcy, and other tech news.
On today’s Network Break we examine new product announcements from Aruba and Intel, discuss Amazon’s plans to launch broadband satellites, analyze Kemp Technologies’ acquisition by a private equity company, and more tech news.
Take a Network Break. This week we analyze how ASUS got spanked by clever attackers, lazy software patching from Cisco and Huawei, a new venture firm funded by Cisco to spur enterprise startups, the latest release of OpenDaylight, and more IT news.
Today’s Network Break looks at Facebook’s plaintext password blunder, Nokia’s new investment in the IETF, the potential impact of Google’s gaming service on broadband, new products from VMware and Dell EMC, and more tech news.
Today’s Network Break discusses new Facebook switches released through the Open Compute Project, examines two significant acquisitions–F5 buying NGINX and NVIDIA ponying up for Mellanox–and reviews more tech and IT news.
Today’s Network Break analyzes Juniper’s $405 billion purchase of WiFi vendor Mist Systems, discusses VMware’s new service-defined firewall, digs into the launch of a new security analytics service, opines on Huawei’s lawsuit against the U.S., plus more tech news.
Today’s Network Break examines a ETS, a proposed alternative to TLS 1.3 that enables decryption, looks at ICAAN’s call for DNSSEC everywhere, discusses new products from startups Volta Networks and Veriflow, and much more tech news.