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.
On today’s episode of The Next Level, we talk about IT management, what makes someone an effective leader, and strategies for improving your management skills. We delve into how communication preferences affect managers and their reports, how management style can affect employee motivation, and more. The post The Next Level 4: Good Manager, Bad Manager appeared first on Packet Pushers.
Today on Priority Queue, we're talking wireless with our sponsor, Cambium Networks. Cambium specializes in fixed outdoor wireless broadband in the unlicensed 5GHz/2.4Ghz spectrum, handling challenging wireless interference from 2 meters to 245 kilometers. The post PQ Show 74: Cambium Networks – Affordable PTP Wireless (Sponsored) appeared first on Packet Pushers.
On today's Network Break we dig into Arista's antitrust lawsuit against Cisco, debate about chat use and abuse, evaluate security advice from the NSA, diagnose Wall Street's Apple freakout, and more! The post Network Break 72: Arista Vs. Cisco; Slack Backlash appeared first on Packet Pushers.
On today's episode of the Weekly Show we talk with Big Switch Networks. Rob Sherwood, Big Switch CTO, joins us to discuss the latest capabilities in Big Monitoring Fabric and Big Cloud Fabric. The post Show 273: Big Switch Networks: Product Updates & Free Editions (Sponsored) appeared first on Packet Pushers.
Martin Casado, General Manager of the Network and Security Business Unit at VMware, joins the Packet Pushers to get nerdy about where SDN and VMware’s NSX have been, and where they’re going in 2016. The post PQ Show 73: VMware’s Martin Casado On SDN Evolution In 2016 (Sponsored) appeared first on Packet Pushers.
On today’s Priority Queue, sponsored by Sonus Networks, we examine three use cases for the VellOS SDN platform, including enterprise SD-WAN, service provider interconnects, and multitenant interconnects for colocation providers. The post PQ Show 72: Three Use Cases For Sonus VellOS Dynamic Path Networking (Sponsored) appeared first on Packet Pushers.
Network Break 71 covers new funding rounds for Big Switch Networks, Cumulus, and Plexxi, as well as Cisco's investment in SD-WAN startup VeloCloud. We also check in on product announcements from Dell and Arista Networks, and discuss potential security issues with medical devices. The post Network Break 71: Network Startups Get Millions; Medical Device Insecurity appeared first on Packet Pushers.
The Packet Pushers traveled to Silicon Valley to drink from the firehose that was Networking Field Day (#NFD11). What impact does the bleeding edge tech we heard about have on our networks? The post Show 272: The Bleeding Edge Impacting Your Network #NFD11 appeared first on Packet Pushers.
Getting IT projects funded and justifying IT spending can be complex and frustrating. We talk financial strategies with IT executives to give you ideas and insights you can bring to your organization. The post The Next Level: IT Financial Strategies appeared first on Packet Pushers.
Startup Kentik offers real-time network visibility for service providers, Web companies, and enterprises. CEO and co-founder Avi Freedman joins the Packet Pushers to talk about how Kentik works, how it extracts and presents valuable information from flow data, customer use cases, and more. The post PQ Show 71: Kentik & Real-Time Network Visibility (Sponsored) appeared first on Packet Pushers.
We cover a wide variety of topics on keeping your skills sharp. Strap in, loyal listeners, as we tickle your noodle on certifications, mentoring, learning resources, and much more! The post Datanauts 021: How To Beat Skills Entropy appeared first on Packet Pushers.
The inaugural "Non-Blocking" podcast for ForwardingPlane.net. We discuss sFlow with one if its creators, Peter Phaal of InMon.Discuss sFlow, the protocol, it's uses, similarities to other management frameworks, how it is dissimilar from netflow and why it is worth while to take some time to learn it. The post Non-Blocking #1: sFlow with Peter Phaal of InMon and sFlow.org appeared first on Packet Pushers.
We discuss Juniper's efforts to clean up its security mess, why employees have no privacy at work, a spat between the EFF and T-Mobile's CEO, a spectrum deal that could net billions for Michael Dell, and more. The post Network Break 70: Cleaning Up Security Messes; A CEO Apologies appeared first on Packet Pushers.
IT work culture is changing as some companies move from operating technology silos to being cloud builders. Bill Koss joins us to discuss what this means for how infrastructure is designed and how engineers can stay relevant. The post Show 271: IT Work Culture & Moving Beyond Silos appeared first on Packet Pushers.
On this episode of "The Next Level" we walk through 6 steps to help you design and assemble a technical team, set clear expectations, and manage this team for long-term success. The post Community Podcast: The Next Level – Building A Technical Team appeared first on Packet Pushers.
The Datanauts leap into a discussion about cloud exchanges with guest Mark Thiele. They talk about what an exchange is and how it addresses common challenges such as latency. The post Datanauts 020 – Understanding Cloud Exchanges appeared first on Packet Pushers.
HPE and Aruba Networks are merging their businesses. What does this mean for customers? The post PQ Show 70 – The HPE-Aruba Networks Merger – How Is That Going To Work? appeared first on Packet Pushers.
Network Break 69 discusses a Dutch position paper that support strong crypto, checks in on a Let's Encrypt milestone, delves into open hardware, and more. The post Network Break 69: Crypto Ups, Crypto Downs appeared first on Packet Pushers.
This Design & Build episode explores simple network automation using Python and netmiko. These tools make it easy to write scripts that perform basic tasks quickly and gather and present information in an easily consumed format. The post Show 270: Design & Build 9: Automation With Python And Netmiko appeared first on Packet Pushers.
The Next Level is a new podcast in Packet Pushers' Community Channel. Our first episode shares six ways IT can become a revenue center in your organization. The post Community Podcast: The Next Level – IT As A Revenue Center appeared first on Packet Pushers.
Sonus joins the Packet Pushers to talk about VellOS, a network operating system for ensuring quality of experience for unified communications. With VellOS you can automate flows through a network and control bandwidth, packet marketing, MPLS values, and more to guarantee high-quality voice and video calls. The post PQ Show 69: Sonus VellOS And QoE For Unified Communications (Sponsored) appeared first on Packet Pushers.
Network Break 68 looks at Juniper's ScreenOS vulnerabilities, analyzes NetApp's acquisition of SolidFire, and cheers Apple for opposing U.K. surveillance. Lastly, we review of some of our favorite stories from 2015, and a list of things we probably won't care about next year. Probably. The post Network Break 68: Juniper Firewall Burned, 2015 In Review appeared first on Packet Pushers.
In which the Packet Pushers gather 'round the holiday Spanning Tree to take stock of 2015 and look ahead to new plans and projects for 2016. The post Show 269: A Software-Defined 2015 appeared first on Packet Pushers.
The Datanauts dive into the PowerShell and PowerCLI scripting tools. Find out how they work, why they're useful, and how they compare to other scripting languages. Also find out why the phrase "I'm too busy to learn to script" just doesn't make sense. The post Datanauts 019: PowerShell For Data Center Automation appeared first on Packet Pushers.
Network Break suggests better ways for financial services to spend security money, VMware bails on Virtustream, an open-source blockchain project launches, & more stories you won't want to miss. The post Network Break 67: Stupid Security Spending appeared first on Packet Pushers.
Why do bugs happen, and what do vendors do about them? The Packet Pushers discuss these and other issues with Cisco engineer Ahmed Maged, including the bug lifecycle, reporting, and remediation. The post Show 268: What Is A Bug? Customer Vs. Vendor Perspectives appeared first on Packet Pushers.
The Data Center is changing as a result of challenges to traditional businesses. As a result, a new crop of IT vendor has arisen. Traditional solution providers need to adjust while maintaining their customer base. It’s the classic innovator's dilemma. The post Virtualization Field Day 6 Roundtable appeared first on Packet Pushers.
Geneve is a data center overlay project in the IETF that aims to take the best parts of STT, NVGRE, and VXLAN. Join us and our guests as we drill into the technology and explore Geneve's prospects. The post PQ Show 68: Geneve Data Center Overlay Update appeared first on Packet Pushers.
The Datanauts talk about their home lab setups, including issues with location, noise, and power consumption. They also examine cloud and online options, and discuss the surprising amount of lab work you can do with just a laptop. The post Datanauts 018: Learning With Home Labs, Cloud Labs & More appeared first on Packet Pushers.
Network Break 66 looks at a pair of SD-WAN deals, examines IoT news from Cisco and HPE, reviews switch and router sales, and considers the impact of China's chip ambitions. The post Network Break 66: SD-WAN Deals, IoT Lights Up appeared first on Packet Pushers.
The Packet Pushers talk to Juniper Networks about Sky Advanced Threat Prevention (ATP), a cloud-based anti-malware service integrated with SRX Gateways. It employs multiple technologies to identify risks and provide a higher degree of accuracy in threat prevention. The post Show 267: Juniper’s Sky Advanced Threat Prevention (Sponsored) appeared first on Packet Pushers.
The Datanauts beam aboard two container experts to help understand how containers compare and contrast with VMs, what workloads are a good fit, and how and where to start tinkering. The post Datanauts 017: Docker, Open Container Initiative, And Containers appeared first on Packet Pushers.
The Network Break reports on HPE's coming-out party in London, looks into news that Dell will sell assets to reduce debt, digs into Cisco's recent upgrades to ACI, hears Steve Ballmer shouts from the sidelines about Microsoft's cloud revenue, and watches OpenFlow competitor P4 get attention from chip manufacturers. The post Network Break 65: HPE’s London Debut, ACI Meets Docker appeared first on Packet Pushers.
Riverbed’s Hansang Bae, Josh Dobies, and Kevin Glavin discuss how an application-centric approach to SD-WAN puts IT at the forefront of business innovation. And get an in-depth preview of Project Tiger, Riverbed’s engineering effort that will dramatically simplify how IT manages hybrid WANs. The post Show 266: Exploring Riverbed SD-WAN And Project Tiger (Sponsored) appeared first on Packet Pushers.
VMware's Guido Appenzeller joins Ethan and Greg on this sponsored Priority Queue podcast to talk about NSX's capabilities beyond the data center, including containers, the cloud, mobile devices, and more. The post PQ Show 67: VMware NSX Everywhere With Guido Appenzeller (Sponsored) appeared first on Packet Pushers.
Looking for the Citizens of Tech podcast? We moved it to CitizensOfTech.com. Join me (Ethan Banks) and Eric Sutphen there as we discuss space, science, gaming, gadgets, energy, transportation, and whatever else strikes our nerdy fancy. The post Citizens of Tech Has Moved to CitizensOfTech.com! appeared first on Packet Pushers.
The Datanauts talk with John Merline, a network architect at a Fortune 500 company. He shares his experiences moving data and applications to the cloud, working in a hybrid cloud model, implementing DevOps, and more. The post Datanauts 016: The Realities Of Hybrid Cloud appeared first on Packet Pushers.
Network Break took a Thanksgiving break last week. Instead of news coverage, Greg and Ethan give an update on the state of Packet Pushers and talk Cisco, white box operating systems, and more. The post Network Break 64: Taking A Break From The Break appeared first on Packet Pushers.
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.