On today's episode of Datanauts we learn about Snap, an open source telemetry framework to make collecting, processing, and publishing data center metrics modular, dynamic, and open. Snap was originally developed by Intel. The post Datanauts 033: Making Telemetry A Snap With Intel’s Open Framework appeared first on Packet Pushers.
The latest episode of Network Break debates the merits of Bimodal IT and drills into OpenStack news from Walmart (yes, Walmart) and Dell. We also cover stories from Intel, Mesosphere, Cisco, Mellanox and F5. The post Network Break 84: Is Bimodal IT BS?; OpenStack Advances appeared first on Packet Pushers.
Today's Weekly Show explores new projects in the IETF Routing Area, and examines the organization's role in an age where open-source projects are driving ad hoc standards. The post Show 285: IETF Routing Area Update appeared first on Packet Pushers.
The Datanauts delve into CoreOS, a lightweight, Unix-like operating system that aims to make deploying containers as simple as ordering Earl Grey tea on your food replicator. The post Datanauts 032: CoreOS, Tectonic & Building A Better Data Center appeared first on Packet Pushers.
This week's Network Break ponders the fate of the PC, examines Intel's IoT moves in China, and digs into tech news from Cisco, Juniper, Facebook, Huawei and more. The post Network Break 83: Smartphones Slip & PCs Plummet; Intel Targets IoT appeared first on Packet Pushers.
On today's edition of Design & Build we’ll talk through a data center business problem and solution that led our guest Tom Grisham to install Cisco Dynamic Fabric Automation. We'll talk about the good, the bad and the in-between. The post Show 284: Design & Build 10: Data Center Fabric appeared first on Packet Pushers.
Today's Priority Queue, sponsored by Aruba, talks about wireless location services. We examine use cases for location services, and dive into Aruba's Meridian platform for building location features into mobile applications. The post PQ Show 77: Location-Aware Apps With Aruba Meridian (Sponsored) appeared first on Packet Pushers.
Today on Datanauts, Tony Bourke joins us to share his experiences rolling his own distribution of OpenStack. We dig into the hows, whys, and the challenges. The post Datanauts 031: Challenges Of DIY OpenStack appeared first on Packet Pushers.
Take a Network Break and dive into our tasty selection of tech news, including Brocade's purchase of Ruckus Wireless, Cisco's latest milestone with its Nexus 3000 line, our debate on whether Apple should build its own cloud, and more! The post Network Break 82: Brocade Buys Ruckus, Cisco Sells 10 Million Nexus 3000 Ports appeared first on Packet Pushers.
Today’s show, sponsored by Deepfield, is about leveraging real-time telemetry data from routers and servers to more efficiently orchestrate traffic, assure service quality, and secure your network. The post Show 283: Deepfield Puts Network Telemetry To Work (Sponsored) appeared first on Packet Pushers.
On today's episode of the Next Level we continue the discussion about the benefits of mindfulness in the context of an IT profession, including how it can improve interactions with colleagues and boost work performance. The post The Next Level: Mindfulness And IT Part 2 appeared first on Packet Pushers.
On today's Priority Queue show, sponsored by Aruba, we get a detailed update on the integration roadmap between Aruba and HPE Networking product lines. The post PQ Show 76: Understanding Aruba’s Unified Wired And Wireless Roadmap (Sponsored) appeared first on Packet Pushers.
The Datanauts discuss the career path of a technical professional to talk about how and when to update skills. They explore a few of the tools and technologies worth getting comfortable with. The post Datanauts 030: Breaking Skill Silos With Matt Simmons appeared first on Packet Pushers.
In this Infotrek episode, we talk about network design elements and options for small businesses with guest Steven Sedory. The post Infotrek Episode 3: Small Shop Design Part 1 appeared first on Packet Pushers.
Take a Network Break and sample our delicious assortment of tech news, including a new product from Arista, financial results from Huawei, & stories on Dell, HPE, Plumgrid, Intel & more. The post Network Break 81: Arista’s Universal Spine, Huawei’s Big Profits appeared first on Packet Pushers.
Middleboxes--that is, non-routing and non-switching network devices such as firewalls and caches--can be expensive, hard to manage, and prone to failure. But they're also widely deployed, and show no signs of going away. Today's Weekly Show episode goes deep on middleboxes to explore why these devices have proliferated, and find ways to make them more reliable and easier to manage. The post Show 282: Why We’re Stuck With Middleboxes And How To Improve Them appeared first on Packet Pushers.
The Datanauts explore the network and application issues that make moving VMs from one data center to another dangerous, and share ways to enable it safely. The post Datanauts 029: The Evil Behind Long-Distance vMotion & Stretched L2 Domains appeared first on Packet Pushers.
Agile is a set of principles for software development, but its values and goals can be generally applied in other contexts. This episode explores how to use Agile concepts for IT infrastructure projects and to foster better collaboration. The post The Next Level: Agile Networking Part 1 appeared first on Packet Pushers.
Today we talk about how network analytics and telemetry differ from traditional monitoring, what new data sources & techniques are available, and how we can put this data to good use. The post PQ Show 75: Talking Network Analytics And Telemetry appeared first on Packet Pushers.
Take a Network Break! We serve up a bounty of tech news, including Microsoft's influence over hardware players, Cisco's big reorganization, a new Citrix appliance & more. The post Network Break 80: Microsoft Moves Markets, Cisco Reorganizes appeared first on Packet Pushers.
SD-WAN products are a bit hard to tell apart. Most have a central controller, a policy manager, the ability to handle several Ethernet circuits, and other features. Steve Garson joins the Packet Pushers to discuss key criteria for evaluating the many SD-WAN options out there. The post Show 281: How To Shop For SD-WAN appeared first on Packet Pushers.
In this episode of Infotrek we talk about the future of engineer skill sets and who may or may not benefit from learning how to write code. The post Infotrek Episode 2: Getting Started In Programming appeared first on Packet Pushers.
Join the Datanauts for a ride to the land of GIFEE, or Google Infrastructure for Everyone Else. GIFEE is a combination of tools and processes to launch code and applications quickly and at scale. But is it relevant to you? Probably it is! The post Datanauts 028: Google Infrastructure For Everyone Else (GIFEE) appeared first on Packet Pushers.
On this episode of the Next Level we talk about mindfulness and what it means to IT performance, and whether mindfulness benefits such as relaxation and focus can be separated from its spiritual context. The post The Next Level: Mindfulness And IT appeared first on Packet Pushers.
Network Break serves up a bubbling cauldron of tech news, including a new hyperconverged platform from HPE, and big-name defectors from AWS such as Dropbox and Apple. There's also product and licensing news from Cisco, chip stories from Cavium and Broadcom, laurels for Huawei in an SDN competition, and more. The post Network Break 79: HPE Hyperconverges; Dropbox Drops AWS appeared first on Packet Pushers.
On today's show, the Packet Pushers talk about how to extract meaningful business data from the network in a conversation with Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company. The post Show 280: Fueling Business Insights With Aruba Software (Sponsored) appeared first on Packet Pushers.
What does it mean for an application to be “cloud-native”? The Datanauts and guest Tony Bourke dive into the fundamentals of applications designed to live in the cloud. The post Datanauts 027: What Is A Cloud-Native Application? appeared first on Packet Pushers.
Ready to jump off the corporate treadmill? On The Next Level we discuss the joys and perils of life as an employee, freelancer, and entrepreneur. The post The Next Level: Employee, Freelancer, Entrepreneur appeared first on Packet Pushers.
The Network Break speculates whether Cisco's Spark will catch fire and analyzes the latest update in Cisco's patent spat with Arista. We delve into Microsoft's Linux hug and its new open cloud OS, and get real about Google's reasons for joining Open Compute. The post Network Break 78: Cisco Lights Spark; Microsoft Hugs Linux appeared first on Packet Pushers.
This episode drills into OpenStack networking, including the Neutron component. It covers L2 and L3 capabilities, virtual switches, load balancing, firewalling, overlays, IP addressing, and more. If you're looking for a better understanding of OpenStack networking, this is a conversation you want to hear. The post Show 279: Real-World OpenStack Networking appeared first on Packet Pushers.
The Infotrek podcast debuts with a discussion of infrastructure redundancy, including when it should and shouldn't be used, implementation challenges, redundancy testing, and more. The post Infotrek Podcast Episode 1: Redundancy appeared first on Packet Pushers.
On today's Datanauts episode we talk about the VCDX, the highest certification available from VMware. Chris Wahl, who has two, shares his experiences on preparation and taking the exam. The post Datanauts 026: Achieving VMware’s Highest Certification – The VCDX appeared first on Packet Pushers.
Denise Donohue and Russ White stop by The Next Level podcast to share strategies to better align network design and technology choices with business requirements. The post The Next Level: Challenges Aligning IT And The Business appeared first on Packet Pushers.
Take a Network Break! Cisco gets hyperconverged, acquires companies, renews partner vows & more! HPE teases us about its own hyperconverged and server news, IBM hits Groupon below the patent belt, and other tech news. The post Network Break 77: Cisco’s Busy Week; IBM’s Patent Attack appeared first on Packet Pushers.
On today's Weekly Show, Greg and Ethan talk about some big ideas, including the notion that you should run your data center like a factory, not a museum; the rising influence of the Linux Foundation, and more. The post Show 278: Your Data Center Is A Factory, Not A Museum appeared first on Packet Pushers.
The Datanauts talk pros and cons of adopting IaaS with guest Steve Winwood, a technical architect with direct experience in IaaS usage. We talk about when IaaS makes sense vs. building your own infrastructure, considerations for choosing a provider, how cloud app deployment is different, how to understand and manage costs, and more. The post Datanauts 025: Moving To The Cloud: IaaS Lessons Learned appeared first on Packet Pushers.
On this week's Network Break we analyze Spotify's move to Google Cloud Platform, a rumored Cisco hyperconverged play, and some creepy Big Data efforts around employee health. We get the latest Apple/FBI updates, review vendor financials, and more. The post Network Break 76: Spotify’s Cloud Play; Big Data Or Big Brother? appeared first on Packet Pushers.
On today's podcast we learn about Riverbed's open source efforts, including its corporate sponsorship of packet analyzer Wireshark, its open APIs that automate performance analysis processes enabled by Wireshark and other solutions, and how security teams can use Wireshark. The post Show 277: Riverbed’s Role In Wireshark, Security & More (Sponsored)Drew Conry-Murray appeared first on Packet Pushers.
In this episode of The Next Level we focus on a variety of options for training and skills to help us keep up with new technology and advance our careers. Joining us is Colleen Morrissey, Senior Network Engineer and Adjunct Lecturer. We talk certifications, labs, blogging, and more. The post The Next Level: Training And Skills appeared first on Packet Pushers.
The Datanauts and guest Warren Frame, an infrastructure engineer, nerd out about scripting, continuous integration, and Windows PowerShell as the heart of a full-stack engineering journey. The post Datanauts 024: Coupling Continuous Integration With Windows PowerShell appeared first on Packet Pushers.
Network Break weighs in on the Apple/FBI controversy to discuss technical, legal, and even moral implications. Plus, hospital ransomware, shy private clouds, SD-WAN deals, and more. The post Network Break 75: Apple Vs. FBI; Private Clouds appeared first on Packet Pushers.
Ethan and Greg speak with Olivier Huynh Van, CTO and Co-Founder of Glue Networks, and learn about its network orchestration solution, Gluware. Gluware is designed to build and re-use network models to provide abstraction and simplify network provisioning and configuration. The post Show 276: Glue Networks, SD-WAN & Network Orchestration (Sponsored) appeared first on Packet Pushers.
On today's episode of The Next Level we talk about the ups and downs of consulting. If you work as a consultant you can compare your experiences. If you're considering the consulting life, this is your chance to get the inside scoop. The post The Next Level: The Consulting Life appeared first on Packet Pushers.
In today's episode of Datanauts, we talk about how the modern social nerd can squeeze every last kilobyte of value from the buffet of conferences, meetups, and events available to tech professionals seeking enlightenment and peer interaction. The post Datanauts 023: Conferences, Meetups And Events appeared first on Packet Pushers.
Welcome to the Network Break! Today we look at why it took Netflix 7 years for full cloud adoption, the latest hurdle Google's driverless AI has jumped, LinkedIn's white box strategy, and more! The post Network Break 74: Recalibrating Cloud Hype; Google AI Jumps Hurdle appeared first on Packet Pushers.
On today’s episode of The Next Level we talk about three essential ingredients for workplace performance, and a framework to measure that performance. The post The Next Level: Essential Ingredients For High Performance appeared first on Packet Pushers.
On today's Future of Networking episode, Geoff Huston, Chief Scientist at APNIC, joins us for a far-ranging and often contrarian conversation on a variety of topics, including why we may not need IPv6 after all, DNSSEC, and more. The post Show 275: Future Of Networking: Geoff Huston appeared first on Packet Pushers.
The Datanauts dive into the wild world of IT certifications to discuss their value (both real and perceived), how the certification system works, what it gets right, and where it drives them crazy. The post Datanauts 022: Certifications – The Good, The Bad, The Infuriating appeared first on Packet Pushers.
It's the Network Break! This week we examine the latest round in the Cisco/Arista legal battle, applaud Cisco's IoT acquisition, review the latest cloud infrastructure numbers, parse a warning of armed revolt if governments weaken crypto systems, and more. The post Network Break 73: Cisco Buys Into IoT; Crypto Violence appeared first on Packet Pushers.
The Packet Pushers are recorded live in New York in a podcast sponsored by Viptela. Greg and Ethan talk to 3 Viptela SD-WAN customers about their experiences deploying and running SD-WANs. They dive into speed of deployment, operational wins, security, and more. The post Show 274: Packet Pushers Live! Viptela & Three Real-World SD-WAN Deployments (Sponsored) appeared first on Packet Pushers.