On today’s Heavy Networking, we explore with sponsor Silver Peak the combination of SD-WAN and security; namely, how Silver Peak has partnered with Zscaler for cloud-based security scanning. We talk with a Silver Peak customer for an on-the-ground perspective, then drill into the tech details of the partnership, including encryption, policy enforcement, and operational impacts.
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.
What’s the difference between network architects and network engineers? On today’s Heavy Networking we gather four people who’ve held both roles to explore this question. Topics include the career path to becoming an architect, the tradeoffs, and advice for those pursuing such a role.
The Packet Pushers stop by the IPv6 Buzz studios for a follow-up conversation with Tom Coffeen and Ed Horley on IPv6 address planning, including why nibble boundaries are so useful for subnetting, use cases for PI and PA address spaces, and tool recommendations.
Pushing your heritage application to the cloud won’t digitally transform your company any more that slapping an Autobots symbol on your car makes it a Transformer. On today’s Day Two Cloud podcast, guest Martin Ehrnst delves into the nuances of digital transformation in the enterprise.
On today’s Heavy Networking we explore how to build a source of truth for networking devices as a foundation for automation. Our guests Damien Garros and Adam Mills of Roblox share their real-world experiences developing sources of truth using Netbox and Git as part of a company-wide automation effort.
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 Heavy Networking we talk with sponsor Netrounds about measuring network performance and user experience through active testing. Netrounds’ software generates synthetic traffic to measure actual performance of critical services, provides assurance that KPIs are being met, and identifies where problems occur.
Looking to elevate your skills from on-prem hardware monkey to cloudy diva? In this Datanauts episode, we explore one person’s career path from tech support to cloud architect, and get his opinions on key cloud tools and issues.
Today’s Heavy Networking is a crash course in executing a new wireless deployment for engineers who are wired, not wireless, experts. We explore how and why to gather user and technical requirements, understanding the RF environment, channel management, and more. Our guest is Robert Boardman.
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.
On Heavy Networking, Chris Parker joins Ethan Banks to delve into the details of a perplexing troubleshooting session with a recalcitrant firewall, how the problem was finally solved, and what Chris learned from the experience.
State and regional IPv6 task forces advocate for IPv6 adoption by state governments and the private sector, and educate engineers. In today’s episode we chat with George Usi, the Co-Chair of the California IPv6 Task Force to learn more about the task force’s goals and what it’s achieved to date.
Today’s Day Two Cloud podcast looks at how one developer dealt with surprises and unexpected issues that arose as his company built CMS application on Azure, including storage problems, user identity quirks, and more.
Pulumi is a tool for building cloud-native infrastructure as code using general-purpose programming languages. Luke Hoban, CTO of Pulumi, joins Scott Lowe on the Full Stack Journey podcast to chat about the tool and how it differs from existing approaches to infrastructure as code.
Today’s Tech Bytes episode explores the Link State Vector (LSVR) protocol, an IETF draft standard that lets you use BGP to build a data center fabric. Sponsor Arrcus joins us to discuss how LSVR works, and how Arrcus’s ArcOS network operating system leverages this protocol.
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 Heavy Networking, sponsored by VMware, dives into the latest security features in NSX-T, and examines how NSX is expanding from the data center to the WAN and the cloud. We also hear from NSX customer Sky UK about how NSX helps bridge the gap between infrastructure and developer teams.
Lightbits Labs has announced a software defined storage with hardware acceleration product. In a nutshell, the product is a global flash translation layer that decouples SSDs and compute. Put your compute wherever, mount a box full of fast storage via Lightbits using the NVMe over TCP protocol, and get storage latency that performs like directly attached storage, but without the waste of space. Lightbits is aiming this offering at folks running their own composable stack who want an API and storage speed. But another big winning use case? iSCSI replacement. Hmm…interesting!
Just because your application is in the cloud doesn’t mean you can forget about resiliency. On today’s Datanauts episode, guest Tom Vachon shares insights and tips on how to design a resilient infrastructure in Azure. We discuss availability zones, availability sets, paired regions, and more, as well as how to balance cost against resilience, and the role of DNS.
HammerSpace announced the ability to provide a global namespace for persistent storage in Kubernetes environments. HammerSpace has tackled this issue with what they are calling data-as-a-microservice. This is not a new type of K8s specific storage, which HammerSpace thinks is about the last thing the Kubernetes world needs. More importantly, HammerSpace is trying to answer the question, “How do we get storage to evolving workloads?”
Denise “Fish” Fishburne chats with Ethan Banks. The conversation covers being arrested at 19 for DUI, being gay in the corporate world of the 80’s and 90’s, overcoming the challenge of being easily bored, teaching without ego, struggling with a distrust of others, the myth of the self-made person, and becoming an active member of the “Network Neighborhood.”
For Denise, it’s all about community. “All for one, and one for all.”
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Today’s Tech Bytes episode explores new features in sponsor Nubeva’s cloud packet broker, including packet processing capabilities, integration with open-source tools such as ntop and Zeek, and its ability to work with cloud-native taps such as Azure VTAPs.
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.
On today’s Heavy Networking we explore the intersection of policy, politics, and technology with the Internet Governance Project (IGP), which connects tech and policy experts to help bridge gaps in understanding between these two communities, with the goal of influencing outcomes on issues such as free expression, privacy, and security.