Today’s Heavy Networking is a roundtable show where we talk with engineers about the challenges of building a networking career when you don’t live in a big city. We talk about how to find jobs, get training, advance your skills, and build community. Our guests are Phil Gervasi, Ryan Booth, and Eric Stover.
College instructor and author Rick Graziani stops by the IPv6 Buzz podcast to talk about teaching IPv6, including the differences between teaching college students and training IT professionals, how networking and IT are taught in universities and community colleges, and more.
Gluware Intent is a live event we’re holding in NYC on May 14, 2019. Come hang out with the Packet Pushers, the Gluware team, and customers to learn about practical network automation. Register via https://packetpushers.net/gluware to reserve your seat, hear presentations, and see the Packet Pushers record a Heavy Networking episode live.
SD-WAN vendor Versa Networks has announced Versa Titan, which combines SD-WAN capabilities with built-in security features. Customers can get Titan delivers as a service by MSPs and VARs, or deploy it themselves.
Today’s Day Two Cloud tackles the challenges of building a hybrid dev and test environment with guest Mike Nelson. We discuss planning and implementation, impediments to a successful design, dealing with sticker shock, and other issues.
Open Systems integrates security and SD-WAN as a service, including next-gen firewalls and Web gateways. They’re the sponsor for today’s Heavy Networking podcast. We discuss Open Systems’ architecture, how it applies SD-WAN and security policies to traffic, and how Open Systems differentiates itself in this crowded market.
Quick review of Cumulus NETQ, an SDN tool for analytics and operation of your network.
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.
Nornir is a Python-based framework that automates fussy, backend details to let you focus on business logic. On today’s Heavy Networking, we explore this project, how it works, and what it can do in your network, with three of Nornir’s contributors.
Why is hybrid cloud DNS with AWS hard? What has AWS recently done to make it better? Should we use the new Route 53 Resolver features? The Datanauts tackles these questions and other cloud DNS issues with guest Matt Adorjan. We also explore Matt’s CloudPing utility that measures inter-region latency in AWS.
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.