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.
You might have any number of software controllers in your infrastructure: one for wireless, one for SD-WAN, one in the data center, one for security, and so on. Would it be useful to federate these controllers? Can we expect the industry to produce a controller of controllers? Is this even a good idea? Today’s Heavy Networking podcast ponders these questions with guest Rob Sherwood.
Today is a wide-ranging Future of Networking episode with a pair of special guests: Dave Temkin, VP of Networks at Netflix; and Steve Chalmers, a former Distinguished Architect at HP and an independent consultant.
Today’s Heavy Networking explores how to select a higher-ed program for your computer science education, including the key elements of a CS degree, community college vs. 4-year institutions, measuring educational costs and returns, and more. Our guest is Aaron Francis, a systems engineer and instructor.
The Packet Pushers’ latest crash course podcast on wireless for wired engineers dives into beacons, roaming, SSIDs, the ugly reality of band steering, and more WLAN nerdery. Our guest is Chris Reed.
Today’s Heavy Networking examines packet analysis with sponsor ExtraHop. We drill into the company’s marketing claims about deep analysis at line rate with Mike Ernst, VP of Sales Engineering. We also tackle how ExtraHop handles encrypted traffic, incuding TLS 1.3 and Perfect Forward Secrecy. Mike promises to keep his inner salesperson on mute for this conversation.
On today’s Heavy Networking podcast we examine the role of DNS in infrastructure automation with sponsor BlueCat Networks. We look at how BlueCat hooks into third-party operational tools and get details on new integrations with Cisco DNA and ACI.
Today’s Heavy Networking opens NetBox, an open-source IPAM and DCIM project that can also be used to model your network and serve as a source of truth. Our guest is NetBox contributor John Anderson.
On today’s Heavy Networking, recorded live at Gluware Intent 19, the Packet Pushers dive into network automation, learn about sponsor Gluware’s capability to bring automation into brownfield environments and derive business intent from existing networks, and explore real-world use cases from customers Merck and Terracon.
Today’s Heavy Networking digs into VyOS, an open-source, Linux-based network OS for routing. Forked from the Vyatta Core, VyOS includes a full routing stack and features including firewalling, VPN, and more. Guest Yuriy Andamasov, the project coordinator, gives us a guided tour.
Today’s Heaving Networking episode delves into Web application firewalls (WAFs) with guest Scott Hogg. We examine how WAFs differ from typical firewalls, the security problems they’re trying to solve, how attackers try to bypass them, operational challenges, WAFs and cloud applications, and more.
Today’s Heavy Networking podcast is a sponsored conversation with Juniper Networks on what’s new in its Contrail SD-WAN, including a cloud-managed option. We also examine competitive differentiators such as scale, and how Juniper is integrating Mist with Contrail SD-WAN to enable SD-Branch.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Will the new QUIC protocol cause the Internet to collapse? Today’s Heavy Networking episode tackles this question with guest Christian Huitema. QUIC is an emerging transport protocol that promises advances over TCP and the ability to innovate quickly, but could–possibly–set off an arms race as developers try to game congestion algorithms to their own benefit.
On today’s sponsored Heavy Networking episode we explore how AppNeta wraps user metadata around Netflow records, deep packet inspection, and discovery of networks to help engineers get a continuous view of end user performance and the telemetry to find and fix problems.