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.
Open Systems offers an integrated solution that combines a secure cloud access security broker with cloud integrated SD-WAN and a DevOps mentality that gives you a new way to design your increasingly complex perimeter security. Moritz Mann, Head of Product Management, joins us from Open Systems for our security chat.
Turning to technical folks and their blogs is a good way to “not panic” when it comes to dealing with the trough of woe. In this episode, we’ll talk to prolific technical blogger & VMware employee William Lam to get an insider’s view of what happens to generate community-oriented content.
Harry Quackenboss is long time veteran of infrastructure technology. In networking he was a VP of Sales of Crescendo for FDDI networking (to the desktop) which was acquired by Cisco. He later founded Woven Systems as a high speed Ethernet company of the time and more lately CEO of cPlane, a SDN company now relaunched…
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.
Today’s Heavy Networking is a conversation with Tom Hollingsworth that ranges over a variety of provocative statements about the networking and technology industries, including “certifications are dead,” “enterprise networking is dying,” “BGP as a kitchen sink protocol is a bad idea,” and more. Tom responds and discussions ensue.
LinkedIn has been working with IPv6 for years. On today’s IPv6 Buzz episode, LinkedIn engineer Franck Martin discusses the technical and cultural challenges of adoption, explores why the company engaged with IPv6, and shares lessons to help others with their own deployments.
What exactly are Day Two operations for Azure Stack? Does your company have the skill sets to properly manage and support your newly deployed hybrid cloud infrastructure? Today’s episode, with guest Kristopher Turner, examines all the things you have to account for when planning and then running this integrated system.
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.
400G Ethernet switches will ship by the end of 2019. We get under the hood of the fastest-ever version of Ethernet to find out how it works, the challenges of building the gear, differences between QSFP-DD and OSFP optics, and more. Our guests are Ray Nering and Lane Wigley of Cisco, the sponsor for today’s podcast.
128 Technology takes an interesting approach to WAN routing. In this Brief Briefing Ethan Banks and Drew Conry-Murray skim the surface of 128 Technology’s approach, which includes stateful sessions, NAT, and encryption–but no tunneling. We also touch on use cases including SD-WAN and security. We also provide links to Networking Field Day videos that have much more detail.
The Datanauts explore NRE Labs, a free site where network engineers, or anyone, can get training on automation concepts and tools. NRE Labs is backed financially by Juniper Networks, but it’s a free and open-source project that welcomes community involvement. Matt Oswalt is our guide for this tour of NRE Labs.
On today’s Tech Bytes podcast, sponsored by Silver Peak, we talk with a healthcare provider about how the organization uses Silver Peak’s Unity Edge Connect SD-WAN to securely segment and prioritize electronic medical records traffic and enforce QoS on other essential applications.
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 Heavy Networking looks at the pros and cons of having a dedicated developer on an infrastructure team to create and maintain automation tools. Our guests are Brian Gleason and Jeremy Schulman.
Learn about how IPv6 works on host OSs on today’s IPv6 Buzz podcast. Tom Coffeen and Scott Hogg talk with Ed Horley about the host OS course he’s teaching. They discuss how to set up a lab, how v6 differs from v4 at the host level, key differences in support for DHCPv6, and more.
On today’s Day Two Cloud we dive into the challenges of adopting and operationalizing a cloud deployment with guest Mark Gossa. We discuss how to incorporate DevOps principles and automation tools into the organization, examine tool options such as Terraform, and chat about going serverless.
On today’s Heavy Networking, we peer behind the curtain of Intent-Based Networking (IBN) with guest Phil Gervasi, who wrote a pair of white papers for the Packet Pushers’ Ignition membership site. We discuss core concepts of IBN, including network abstraction, continuous validation, and automated remediation.
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 Tech Byte podcast, sponsored by AppNeta, delves into how AppNeta provides visibility and real-time insight into network performance by monitoring the end-to-end network path and capturing packets and flows, and performs synthetic testing for an accurate measure of user experience.
On today’s Heavy Networking, sponsored by InterOptic, we explore how to extend the life of your cabling plant as you grow to 100G Ethernet. We get very nerdy on cabling, modules, lasers, and more with guests Robert Coenen, VP of Business Development at Interoptic; and Alex Latzko, lead network architect at Server Central Turing Group.
RESTful APIs are the subject, Ethan Banks is the student, and Chris Wahl is the teacher in today’s Datanaut’s podcast. Chris and Ethan explore foundational concepts about RESTful APIs and how they work, examine the anatomy of an API conversation, and discuss why APIs are a key to automation.
Scott Lowe talks with Yasmin Rajabi about her move from an engineering role to product management, including why she made the transition, the technical skills that translated to her new role, what new things she had to learn, and more.
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.
The Packet Pushers are relaunching our Ignition membership site with a premium-only model and a brand new course on practical QoS from Ethan Banks. On today’s show we cover the details of the relaunch and share a sneak peek of the course.