Complex cloud applications need decent visualizations to help infrastructure engineers understand what’s going on. For cloud visibility, Kentik absorbs AWS & GCP flow logs, with Azure support coming. Kubernetes & Istio are also data providers to Kentik. Using the Kubernetes API, Kentik correlates pod IPs to pod names and cluster namespaces. With that information, Kentik can visualize pod to pod and service to service traffic flows within a Kubernetes cluster.
On today’s Priority Queue we dive into ArcOS®, a new network OS designed for whitebox routing and switching from our sponsor Arrcus. We examine how the OS was designed, how it differentiates itself from competitors, and explore key use cases.
Barefoot Networks has announced the newest version of its Tofino programmable ASIC. Tofino 2 offers 12.8Tbps total throughput and promises greater efficiency thanks to its 7nm design.
In this Tech Bytes episode we talk with sponsor VIAVI about performance management and the essential role that end user experience metrics play in turning piles of data into actionable insights.
Today’s Network Break analyzes the impact of AWS announcements including Outposts and Transit Gateway, Juniper’s HTBASE acquisition, VMware’s Q3 financial results, and more of what’s happening in IT.
There are 2 appliances Riverbed has announced, adding to the SteelConnect SD-WAN products they launched a couple of years ago. The first new appliance is the SteelHead SD. The second appliance is the SteelConnect SDI. Are these enough to make Riverbed a major SD-WAN player?
Let’s examine the assertion from Silver Peak that they can replace WAN routers. Is an SD-WAN device able to be a drop-in replacement for a WAN router from Cisco or whomever? Probably, but it depends.
Today we discuss actual network design challenges with two network engineers at the University of Idaho, including firewalling and microsegmentation, identity management in the wireless network, and a home-grown network management system.
Illumio is a security company focused on preventing breaches from spreading through an organization using microsegmentation. In this briefing, Illumio discussed their Policy Compute Engine Supercluster. The PCE Supercluster is, as the name implies, a cluster of Policy Compute Engines that spans regions or even the globe. Illumio cited several scenarios driving this available architecture of their central controller.
Today’s IPv6 Buzz podcast episode answers listener questions including where and how you can get a block of v6 addresses for testing and learning, when to use DHCPv6 vs. SLAAC, and more. Send us more questions at @IPv6Buzz on Twitter.
Today on the Datanauts we examine why people stretch clusters, the problems this can cause, and alternative design strategies. Our guest is Erik Ableson, owner of the consultancy Infrageeks.
DriveScale is all about the software. And what is the software? Much of the magic happens in DriveScale Composer. The chief value of DriveScale Composer is to compose any compute to any disk or flash, in a scalable way.
The simplest way to describe HammerSpace is that they are an abstraction layer between data and metadata. David Flynn, CEO described it like this. “We have introduced an abstraction which separates the data consumer side and the storage infrastructure side. And that’s really what’s necessary before we can manage data in the cloud.”
Infrastructure as code treats your infrastructure like software objects. Terraform is a tool that applies this concept to automating the configuration of large-scale systems. On today’s Full Stack Journey, guest Curt Micol shares his insights on the benefits of infrastructure as code and explores the notion of “defensive Terraform.”
On today’s Network Break we get more insight into recent Cisco news on SD-WAN and WLAN controllers, discuss Google Cloud’s curious choice for a new boss, examine the U.S. government’s latest move against Huawei, and other tech news.
In this briefing, Dell EMC focused on their Cyber Recovery 18.1 product. You might be thinking, “Oh, another backup product. I already have one of those.” Sort of. Cyber Recovery is more than simply backup, and it’s more than what a decent disaster recovery plan gets you. The Cyber Recovery Vault is an orchestrated Data Domain storage platform that provides an isolated copy of known good data that can be used to recover from a security breach.
In today’s sponsored podcast we discuss the new demands that 5G will put on service providers, and how Cisco’s 5G xHaul Transport solution can meet those demands.
Today’s Priority Queue is a primer on satellite communications for military and commercial networks, including key basics on frequency bands and coverage areas, how different orbits affect network design, and more. Our guests are PC Drew and Evander Cook.
I had a briefing with Igneous earlier this month. Who’s Igneous? Igneous is focused on providing “as-a-service” solutions for unstructured data, including storage, backup & archival, global metadata indexing, and data workflow management. In this briefing, Igneous discussed recent announcements around their DataProtect, DataDiscover, and DataFlow services
Hear how First Bank replaced all its branch MPLS connections with low-cost broadband by using SD-WAN technology from our sponsor Silver Peak on the latest episode of Tech Bytes.
On today’s Network Break we examine why Oracle bought an SD-WAN vendor, discuss new Cisco switches and its new SD-WAN strategy, opine on BlackBerry’s billion dollar security purchase, and more tech news.
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure is slowly working its way towards being feature competitive with the Big 3 – AWS, Azure, and GCP. How are they doing that? By building out robust cloud infrastructure aimed at the typical enterprise.
Today’s sponsored Weekly Show dives into Cisco’s Network Assurance Engine. This software creates a real-time and continuously updated model of the network that IT can use to assess the impact of changes, get deep visibility into network state, and move network ops from reactive to proactive. We hear from an IT engineer inside Cisco who uses NAE in production.
In today’s IPv6 Buzz episode we dive into the challenges of IPv6 adoption in the enterprise. We discuss how and why to set up an internal IPv6 working group, why you need more than the networking team involved, and other key issues. Our guest is Silvia Hagen.
The Datanauts get an inside view of IT training and certification with guest Brett Guarino, who helps design and teach instructional courses for VMware Education.