IT has been trained to operate equipment, but can they--and should they--learn the fundamentals that underpin the infrastructure? Does the enterprise have the skills, resources, and competency to handle the transition to the cloud? Check out this passionate debate. The post PQ Show 66: Competency In The Enterprise appeared first on Packet Pushers.
The Datanauts get nerdy about the work needed to deploy infrastructure and software into the modern data center. What are lessons learned from building from scratch (a.k.a traditional architecture) vs. buying a converged system? The post Datanauts 015: Modern Data Center Design: Traditional Architecture or Buy a Stack? appeared first on Packet Pushers.
Network Break 63 examines Citrix's decision to spin off its GoTo line, analyzes Google's cloud ambitions, digs into Cisco's IOS moves, pokes a little fun at the latest open consortium, and more. The post Network Break 63: Citrix Splits GoTo, Google Digs For Cloud Gold appeared first on Packet Pushers.
IPv4 address space is officially exhausted in ARIN’s region. Broker services can facilitate the sale and transfer of IPv4 addresses between parties, but is it a good idea? John Curran, President and CEO of ARIN, helps us understand the issues. The post PQ Show 65: IPv4 Broker Services appeared first on Packet Pushers.
NSX has become a popular option for data center network virtualization. If you do choose to go with NSX, what should you be thinking about? Our focus for today's show is what to consider when designing an NSX implementation, why planning is so essential, and what will change operationally once NSX is in production. The post Show 264: Design & Build 8: NSX Deployment appeared first on Packet Pushers.
Network Break digs into the partnership between Cisco and Ericsson and what it might mean for competitors and the market. We also look at new products and the latest (distressing) privacy news. The post Network Break 62: Cisco, Ericsson Team Up; UK Asks For Backdoors appeared first on Packet Pushers.
The Packet Pushers share perspectives on job interviews. They talk about how to prepare, discuss the what an interviewer is really thinking, and offer tips on getting ready for the technical and non-technical portions of the interview. The post Show 263: The Job Interview Process appeared first on Packet Pushers.
On this Packet Pushers Priority Queue, we interview Rob Sherwood, CTO of Big Switch Networks, to gain an alternate view on OpenFlow TTPs (table type patterns). We first talked about TTPs in Weekly 220 in a discussion with Curt Beckmann back in January 2015. While Curt was fairly enthused that TTPs were going to move the ball forward, Rob is not convinced that TTPs are the long-term answer to make it easier for OpenFlow controllers and switches to share capabilities. The post PQ Show 64: OpenFlow TTPs Won’t Save Us with Rob Sherwood appeared first on Packet Pushers.
Consulting seems like a dark art. Pay someone a lot of money to sell you something that is also...a lot of money. And then maybe pay them even more money to implement the solution. The Datanauts talk about how to maximize an investment in consulting. The post Datanauts 014: Making The Most Of Consultants appeared first on Packet Pushers.
Network Break 61 reviews HPE's birth, product and financial news from Juniper and Extreme, new Open Compute options, UK anti-crypto efforts, Internet balloons, and more. The post Network Break 61: HPE Birthday Blues, UK Crypto Crackdown appeared first on Packet Pushers.
The Future of Network with David Ward, CTO at Cisco and long time open source advocate and raconteur, many decades of corporate life talks about how he sees the future of networking. The post Show 262 – Future of Networking – Dave Ward appeared first on Packet Pushers.
Today on Packet Pushers Priority Queue, we discuss the hypervisor performance bottleneck, some of today's workarounds, and commercial-grade virtual acceleration for hypervisor networking with our sponsor 6WIND. The post PQ Show 63: 6WIND Accelerates Hypervisor Networking: Sponsored appeared first on Packet Pushers.
Network Break analyzes Cisco's latest acquisitions, Verizon's IoT ambitions, Microsoft's failed bid for Mesosphere, a security bill that endangers privacy, and a new startup from an old NSA hand. The post Network Break 60: Cisco’s Acquisitions, Verizon’s IoT Ambitions appeared first on Packet Pushers.
Talari CTO and co-founder John Dickey joins Ethan Banks and Greg Ferro, along with four IT leaders from various organizations, in a sponsored podcast about real-world SD-WAN deployments and use cases. The post Show 261: Lessons Learned From SD-WAN Deployments (Sponsored) appeared first on Packet Pushers.
We sit down with Tom Burns of Dell to get an update on Dell's open networking efforts, including support for additional switch OSs. We also discuss the risks the company took in embracing the concept, and the implications of HP's recent open-source switch OS release. The post PQ Show 62: Open Networking At Dell appeared first on Packet Pushers.
Network Break analyzes Dell's acquisition strategy, examines HP's decision to shutter its public cloud offering and sell TippingPoint, discusses SolarWinds going private, celebrates a milestone for the Let's Encyrpt project, and more! The post Network Break 59: Dell’s Vision, HP Folds Public Cloud, HTTPS Advances appeared first on Packet Pushers.
The Packet Pushers talk with Jay Swan, Operations Security Engineer at GitHub, about how small and medium-size organizations can build robust security and ops without spending a ton of money. The post Show 260: Design & Build 7: Security In Small/Medium Enterprises appeared first on Packet Pushers.
UnetLab, or the Unified Networking Lab, is a virtual lab for networking engineers. An alternative to GNS3 and Cisco VIRL, it aims to be easy to use. Find out its unique features and how to get started with a lab project. The post PQ Show 61: The UNetLab Project appeared first on Packet Pushers.
Join the Datanauts as they explore Apache Mesos, an open-source data center OS that abstracts compute, storage, and network to make it easier for applications to share resources. The post Datanauts 013: Apache Mesos: A Data Center OS appeared first on Packet Pushers.
We drill into details of the Dell/EMC acquisition, critique HP's response, examine Intel's quarterly results, opine on Wal-Mart's open source contribution, and check in on the latest from the open networking movement. The post Network Break 58: On Dell And EMC, Open Networking appeared first on Packet Pushers.
In Packet Pushers Weekly Show #259 (two hundred and fifty nine, really?), Greg Ferro and Ethan Banks have a wide ranging discussion about several different things that have been on their minds. Perhaps the biggest idea in this discussion is "Don't forget the basics." The post Show 259: Don’t Forget The Basics appeared first on Packet Pushers.
IO Visor is an open source project to bring a programmable data plane to the Linux kernel. We find out how it works and how it compares to other projects to optimize Linux for networking. The post PQ Show 60: The IO Visor Project And Linux Networking appeared first on Packet Pushers.
While attending an influencers event at Intel in Portland, Oregon I got into a discussion with Kelsey Hightower @kelseyhightower and Keith Townsend @ctoadvisor on the nature of Docker networking and its plugin architecture. The post PQ Show 59 – Docker Network Plugin Architecture appeared first on Packet Pushers.
The Datanauts and Howard Marks serve up a buffet of storage topics, including the pros and cons of all-flash and hybrid arrays, the ins and outs of cloud and object storage, and what's up with Virtual Volumes. The post Datanauts 012: The Scintillating Storage Smorgasbord appeared first on Packet Pushers.
Network Break 57 delves into Dell and EMC and looks at upheavals affecting Juniper, Cisco, and AT&T. We also run from a new Verizon zombie tracking cookie, and opine on the rest of the week's tech news. The post Network Break 57: Vendor Upheaval, Zombie Cookies Bite appeared first on Packet Pushers.
Kemp Technologies joins the Packet Pushers for this sponsored episode to talk about how application and network owners can leverage SDN, NFV, and hybridity to deliver applications more effectively. The post Show 258: Application Centricity With Kemp Technologies (Sponsored) appeared first on Packet Pushers.
In this podcast, Packet Pushers co-host Ethan Banks gets a bit into the weeds with University of Maryland's Dave Levin in this detailed discussion of Alibi Routing, a privacy-driven research project to prove that traffic flowing between a particular source and destination did not traverse a specific geographic region. The post PQ 58: Alibi Routing With UMD’s Dave Levin appeared first on Packet Pushers.
The Datanauts explore the leaf-spine network architecture and examine how it works, how it differs from the traditional 3-tier design, and why it's a good fit for modern data centers. The post Datanauts 011: Understanding Leaf-Spine Networks appeared first on Packet Pushers.
Take a Network Break! We check on the latest startup funding, examine Mellanox's EZchip buy, drop our jaws over news from AdBlock Plus and Amazon, and more. The post Network Break 56: Startups Get Rich, Amazon Picks A Fight appeared first on Packet Pushers.
Join us for a discussion of VeloCloud's SD-WAN solution. Find out how it assures application performance over any Internet link, provides access to cloud resources, and simplifies branch deployments. The post Show 257: VeloCloud SD-WAN: Sponsored appeared first on Packet Pushers.
Rich Brown chats with Ethan Banks about CoDel, an algorithm specifically designed to minimize the impact of bufferbloat. Rich and Ethan explain how CoDel works, and discuss the head-drop principle, sojourn times, TCP ECN, and more. This is a nerdy look at how your modem handles buffering, and how you can improve your home networking experience. The post PQ Show 57 – Improve Your Home Internet Performance Using CoDel appeared first on Packet Pushers.
The Datanauts look at how automation improves efficiency and breaks down silos. They discuss tools including Puppet, Chef, and PowerShell, and suggest how to get started with automation in your organization. The post Datanauts 010 – Automation For Fun And Profit appeared first on Packet Pushers.
Network Break 55 examines new switch releases from Microsoft, Arista & Dell, a white-hot security market, Cisco security bugs, and why we don't need to get worked up about cloud outages any more. The post Network Break 55: Microsoft’s Switch, Security Gets Hotter appeared first on Packet Pushers.
VXLAN is an encapsulation protocol you can use for network virtualization. We'll discuss VXLAN use cases, pros and cons, and design considerations. The post Show 256 – Design & Build 6 – VXLAN Use Cases appeared first on Packet Pushers.
This sponsored Priority Queue looks at the realities of using NSX in production, discusses practical customer use cases for network virtualization, and examines issues raised by listeners about NSX. The post PQ Show 56 – VMware NSX In Production – Sponsored appeared first on Packet Pushers.
Network Break 54 examines HP's anticipated layoffs, financial news from startups, and listener feedback on what we got wrong about an Apple/Cisco partnership. The post Network Break 54: HP Blues, Listener Corrections appeared first on Packet Pushers.
Today, networks extend into hypervisors via vSwitches. Network engineers ignore vSwitches at their peril. At the same time, virtualization engineers ignore the physical network at theirs. Let’s work together to configure a vSwitch as good as it can be. The post Datanauts 009 – The Silo Series: Designing A vSwitch appeared first on Packet Pushers.
Network Break 53 bites into Apple's latest announcements, wonders at Intel abandoning a science competition, ponders FireEye's reaction to vulnerability research, and opines on OpenFlow's rise in the network. The post Network Break 53: Apple At Work, OpenFlow Rising appeared first on Packet Pushers.
Riverbed’s Hansang Bae, Brad Wood, and Scot Wilson discuss how network engineers can conquer the complexities of today’s hybrid WANs. Hear about the latest advancements from Riverbed and why the company is primed to support the emerging SD-WAN market. The post Show 254 – Riverbed: Beyond WAN Optimization – Sponsored appeared first on Packet Pushers.
Network Break 52 offers a reality check on VMware's prediction of AI for IT, covers VMworld news, speculates on the Cisco/Apple partnership, and delves into Ashley Madison bots. The post Network Break 52: From AI To Ashley Madison Bots appeared first on Packet Pushers.
Today’s show, sponsored by Sonus Networks, examines ways to deliver predictable traffic behavior in an environment of congestion via an intelligent network control coupled with application-aware policies driven by business rules. The post Show 253 – Sonus Networks SDN & NaaS IQ – Sponsored appeared first on Packet Pushers.
Network Break 51 talks VMware and EMC leadership, new VMware products, Arista's quality manifesto, Dell's business unit for high-performance compute, Brocade financial news, and a container update. The post Network Break 51: The VMware Machine, Arista On Quality appeared first on Packet Pushers.
BGP is typically found in the data center at the edge, but it keeps popping up in SDN conversations. For data centers of a certain size, maybe BGP makes sense. To find out, we gathered four engineers to discuss data center BGP. The post Show 252 – Design & Build 5 – BGP In The Data Center appeared first on Packet Pushers.
In this Datanauts episode, Chris and Ethan walk through performance troubleshooting from virtualization and network perspectives, and share tips for troubleshooting across silos. The post Datanauts 008 – The Silo Series: Performance Troubleshooting appeared first on Packet Pushers.
Network Break 50 covers new pricing ideas from Big Switch, routing around censorship, Target's settlement with Visa card issuers, insurance and InfoSec, SD-WAN patents, and partner ecosystems. The post Network Break 50: InfoSec Arguments & Anti-Censorship Routing appeared first on Packet Pushers.
Arista CloudVision is a turnkey approach to workload orchestration and workflow automation. Building on Arista’s success in building programmable and open software for the cloud with Arista EOS, CloudVision extends the EOS architecture to a network-wide perspective. The post Show 251 – Arista Networks CloudVision – Sponsored appeared first on Packet Pushers.
While cruising in our Galaxy-class starship to another data center, we’ve hit a storage scaling issue. There’s no way to add any more performance to our antimatter storage array! The chief engineer suggests that we perform a saucer separation to decouple capacity from performance, which will allow us to scale the two requirements individually. Release the docking latches, and let’s hope this maneuver can save us! Satyam Vaghani of PernixData joins the Datanauts for this discussion of decoupled storage. The post Datanauts 007 – Decoupled Storage Architecture appeared first on Packet Pushers.
Take a network break! In this episode Oracle tells customers to stop security testing on its software, Arista posts a strong Q2, Symantec sells Veritas, F5 releases a new version of Big-IP and more. The post Network Break 49: Oracle Scolds Customers Over Security appeared first on Packet Pushers.