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I broadly consider Gluware an automation engine that can deliver effective automation inside an brownfield network. That is, its multi-vendor, multi-technology (e.g. switches / firewalls, routers, QOS,) and works with the existing tooling such as CLI. So you don t have to buy new hardware to start the SDN process. Thats a useful way to start th ...…
 
The following is a transcript of the audio recording you can listen to in the player above. Welcome to Briefings In Brief, an audio digest of IT news and information from the Packet Pushers, including vendor briefings, industry research, and commentary. I m Ethan Banks, it s July 16, 2018, and here s what s happening. I had a briefing with Arrc ...…
 
The following is a transcript of the audio recording you can listen to in the player above. Welcome to Briefings In Brief, an audio digest of IT news and information from the Packet Pushers, including vendor briefings, industry research, and commentary. I m Ethan Banks, it s June 21, 2018, and here s what s happening. I attended a technical web ...…
 
A transcript of the audio you can listen to above follows. Welcome to Briefings In Brief, an audio digest of IT news and information from the Packet Pushers, including vendor briefings, industry research, and commentary. I m Ethan Banks, it s June 13, 2018, and here s what s happening. I had a briefing with Rubrik s technical marketing team on ...…
 
A transcript of the audio you can play above follows. Welcome to Briefings In Brief, an audio digest of IT news and information from the Packet Pushers, including vendor briefings, industry research, and commentary. I m Ethan Banks, it s June 12th, 2018, and here s what s happening. I had a briefing with Donyel Jones-Williams, Director of Produ ...…
 
A transcript of the audio that you can play above follows. Welcome to Briefings In Brief, an audio digest of IT news and information from the Packet Pushers, including vendor briefings, industry research, and commentary. I m Ethan Banks, it s June 5th, 2018, and here s what s happening. I had a briefing with DriveScale on May 31st. Who s DriveS ...…
 
Pica8 makes it first steps into network automation in a unique fashion with apps for its PicOS NOS. PicaFabric build a virtual switch chassis from an leaf/spine switch clister. The PicaPilot app builds vitual switch stack for fat tree L2 everywhere campus networks. All this is done with open hardware that you can mix & match. Link: Show 382: Wh ...…
 
On 6 November 2017 in Episode 12 of Briefings in Brief, I speculated on what would happen with VMware’s acquisition of VeloCloud. This week we see the launch of “NSX SD-WAN by VeloCloud” and it’s time to update those thoughts. The post BiB 41: VMware NSX SD-WAN By VeloCloud appeared first on Packet Pushers.…
 
Anuta Networks, which makes software to orchestrate physical and virtual network infrastructure, will launch a SaaS version of its product on June 1st. The idea is to entice more customers into orchestration by releasing a cloud version that lets them ease into a deployment and start small. Anuta will offer Standard and Advanced versions of its ...…
 
I do a five minute review of the D-Link DGS-1510-52 managed Ethernet switch. Want the short version? D-Link has the enterprise in mind here. The switch is loaded with lots of L2 capability including a robust security set. DGS-1510’s are also stackable, feature a non-blocking chipset, and even some limited L3 forwarding capability. For the price ...…
 
In this five minute audio encapsulation of what’s interesting to the Packet Pushers from the world of networking vendors, Ethan Banks summarizes a shiny new Gluware. Vaguely remember Glue Networks as this company specializing in automation of Cisco IWAN environments? Time has marched on, and Glue Networks has re-branded to Gluware. Sure, Gluwar ...…
 
Have a listen in the player above to this short audio summary of a briefing I took from Neal Roche, CEO at Apposite Technologies. We talked about WAN emulation–what it is and what it’s not. We also cover enterprise use cases for WAN emulation. We touch on Apposite’s latest appliance, the Netropy 100G. The post BiB 037: Emulate Big WAN Links wit ...…
 
Anuta Networks has announced ATOM, a software platform that can automate and orchestrate the operation of multi-vendor network infrastructure. ATOM is an evolution of and replacement for its existing NCX platform. New Features Include: Support for over 40 vendors, including Cisco, Juniper, F5, and others Scalability to orchestrate up to one mil ...…
 
I had a briefing with ReSTNSX, and they demoed their VMware NSX-enhancing platform to me. Have a listen in the player above for my impressions of the demo. Features Include… A different UI for NSX that makes it easier to leverage the NSX API. The ability to import lots of objects via CSV instead of clicking until your finger breaks. Creation of ...…
 
Virtual Instruments has visibility and testing tools for FibreChannel networks. Analyse the network traffic to determine the performance of the storage traffic – file protocols and object protocols It can analyse storage protocols captured from the network and then replay these patterns against various storage equipment. This allows for testing ...…
 
Micron makes memory and storage. total 110B market for memory total semiconductor market 385B memory is a substantial proportion of the whole market. Micron highlights two transitions from centralised storage to distributed storage, then placing the data at the edge of the network. Interpretation storage arrays are less important because they a ...…
 
In this briefing, Netscout talked to me about how they are unifying visibility fabrics inside of an IT team, so that both network operations and security operations can monitor the network with common tools. This is a big deal according to Netscout because secops folks tend to build out their own toolchains to get the functionality they desire, ...…
 
I do a quick walk through of VMware’s official release notes for NSX 6.4. Click in the player above to listen to this short round up of what stuck out to me the most. For More Information VMware NSX 6.4 Release Notes The post BiB 31: VMware NSX 6.4 Release Notes Round Up appeared first on Packet Pushers.…
 
The final presentation from Networking Field Day 17 was unique: Mellanox, Ixia, and Cumulus shared the presentation slot to talk about their individual merits as well as how they work together. Mellanox Mellanox builds Ethernet and storage switches for a variety of use cases. The company touted its custom silicon as a differentiator, as well as ...…
 
Cisco Systems presented at Networking Field Day 17. Three broad themes emerged from the presentations: intent, automation, and telemetry. The session began with a presentation on Cisco’s goals for the user experience and design of the company’s forthcoming intent-based products. While the discussion didn’t have much technical detail, it did dem ...…
 
VMware presented at Networking Field Day 17. The presentation covered several topics, including an update on VeloCloud, NSX-T features, and a dive into the latest version of vSphere. The Business Fabric VMware began with a presentation from Pere Monclus, VP and CTO of the Network and Security business unit. He outlined VMware’s overarching visi ...…
 
Juniper Networks came back for a second day at Network Field Day 17. This time around the company focused on: An Appformix demo showing analytics and visibility – a topic that we say is critical to the future network strategy Contrail diverging from OpenContrail to embrace public clouds, hybrid clouds, and Kubernetes. It aims to be a single pla ...…
 
Extreme Networks presented at Network Field Day 17 and focused on automation via StackStorm and Workflow Composer. Extreme also discussed its ability to run a VM and applications on certain SLX models. StackStorm Is Unique Because… A vendor is delivering this and supporting it A moderately competent network engineer will be able to do something ...…
 
ThousandEyes presented at Network Field Day 17. The company started out monitoring the Internet as a network and has extended into monitoring the customer’s digital experience. ThousandEyes is moving from visibility into a more useful representation of the customer experience Internet visibility needs new tools for the networks that you don’t o ...…
 
Fresh from a two-hour Network Field Day session at Juniper on its OpenContrail transition to the Linux Foundation, Greg and Drew do a hot take on what we saw and what it means. We also quickly review Juniper’s ambitions for its commercial Contrail product. Moving OpenContrail to be fully open source is harder than it looks The move is customer ...…
 
I had a briefing with netYCE on January 8, 2018. In this briefing, netYCE gave me an overview of their platform and shared some of the latest capabilities they ve baked in. Listen to the audio in the embedded player above to hear what stuck out to me. Who s netYCE? NetYCE is a maker of vendor agnostic network automation software. They play in t ...…
 
CloudPassage talked with the Packet Pushers about Container Secure, a product announcement they made at AWS re:Invent earlier this year. Ethan Banks shares his impressions. Click to hear the audio recording in the player above. What CloudPassage Discussed Container Image Security is about protecting the container image registry or repository. C ...…
 
Ethan Banks had a briefing with LightStep via cofounder Ben Sigelman on December 12th, 2017. Click in the player above hear the audio report. Who s LightStep? LightStep is a performance monitoring software as a service company for cloud-native application architectures, although they will be happy to monitor your monolithic apps as well. The sy ...…
 
Quick Takeaways 12.8 Tbps Line Rate L3 Ethernet Switch ASIC tailored to the needs of hyperscalers Tomahawk 3 is the world s first 12.8Tbps switch chip, now sampling to customers, that will accelerate the next wave of 100GbE/400GbE hyperscale cloud build-out high port radix requires low latency, buffer architecture, instrumentation, 40% less pow ...…
 
If you have the word “open” in your product then you must be open. The transition from ‘mine’ to ‘sharing a bit’ to ‘open’ seems to have been painful for Juniper. This isn’t leadership, this is being forced to move to open by customers. …. announcing its intent to move the codebase for OpenContrail , an open-source network virtualization platfo ...…
 
Juniper Networks has announced a trio of bots that aim to accelerate the adoption of automation in enterprise networks. These bots, available in the first half of 2018, are lightweight applications that target common tasks such as BGP peering, configuration changes, and network health monitoring. The bots are: Contrail PeerBot: Automates BGP pe ...…
 
Barefoot Networks is big in the programmable networking space, known for their Tofino chip as well as the P4 programming language. In this briefing, Barefoot announced Barefoot Deep Insight, a network monitoring system they claim goes deep on every packet in the network. Listen to Ethan Banks’ take via the embedded player above. Why Is This Int ...…
 
Cisco Tetration came out of the gate as a deep analytics and insights platform and is rapidly iterating on a variety of use cases. In this briefing, Cisco presented how Tetration can be used for network security. Ethan Banks discusses. Listen via the embedded audio player above. Automated microsegmentation was the chief use case cited in this b ...…
 
In this briefing delivered at Tech Field Day’s NFD16 event, Kemp Technologies discussed their SaaS-based Kemp 360 Vision product, aimed at helping enterprises understand their application delivery fabric. Kemp stressed that they aren t trying to become an APM vendor. Rather, Kemp 360 Vision is focused specifically on proactive monitoring infras ...…
 
You know Gigamon, the visibility fabric folks. They take copies of your network traffic and send it to tools for analysis. But what else can Gigamon do? Ethan Banks summarizes a briefing he received at Networking Field Day 16, where Gigamon describes sending rich metadata feeds from GigaSECURE as IPFIX records to Splunk. Then the metadata can b ...…
 
In this audio brief, Ethan Banks highlights interesting points from a presentation on 400G by Arista Founder, Chief Development Officer, and Chairman Andy Bechtolsheim. Andy discusses the 400G Ethernet future, explaining in detail the challenges of speeds at 100G and beyond, covering power consumption, heat exhaustion, the physical limitations ...…
 
Velocloud is an SD-WAN company that has focussed on software-only solution. SD-WAN products tend to split into different types – router replacements like Viptela/Cisco where the SD-WAN functions are device centred. Velocloud has built a network of POPs around the world and traffic is routed to those POPs. The POPs then backhaul the traffic over ...…
 
Fibermountain has released the AllPath® Connect L-Series. Its a little difficult to explain what Fibermountain does, its not something you encounter every day. This is a software-controlled Layer 1 switch with 5 nanosecond port-to-port latency. You can path cables directly using a controller / GUI / CLI and universal physical tap solution that ...…
 
Tempered Networks has released the HIPswitch 250, an industrial IoT gateway that’s designed to protect IoT devices, enforce white list-based policies on which systems the devices can communicate with, and send IoT data via an encrypted tunnel over standard Ethernet or IP networks. The switch, which has to be deployed in conjunction with Tempere ...…
 
Pluribus Networks presented at Networking Field Day 16, a TechFieldDay.com event. Pluribus covered a lot of ground about their switching platform, capable of building a data center or campus fabric on whitebox switches. However, Pluribus is about more than just switching. Ethan Banks was a delegate at #NFD16, and discusses Pluribus’ presentatio ...…
 
I recently caught up with Cumulus Networks to find out how its Cumulus Express program is going. Cumulus Express sells white box switches that are pre-bundled with Cumulus Linux, the company’s network OS. The Express program is a bit of a departure from Cumulus’s original go-to-market strategy, which was based around disaggregating the switch s ...…
 
I m Ethan Banks, it s the 23rd of October 2017, and here s what s happening. I had a briefing with Kentik at Networking Field Day 16 back in early September. Kentik is a company providing deep analytics of network traffic and are also a Packet Pushers sponsor. Kentik briefed the Tech Field Day delegation for about 2 hours. In this episode, I fo ...…
 
Barefoot Networks, the startup building the programmable Tofino switch chip, recently announced the release of P4 Runtime, an open source project developed in conjunction with Google to enable a controller to communicate with switches running programmable silicon. In addition to announcing the availability of P4 Runtime, Barefoot and Google als ...…
 
The Packet Pushers had a briefing with Path Solutions CTO Tim Titus via a web conference on September 26, 2017. Who s Path Solutions? They are in the network management space, providing a tool that offers VoIP and network root cause troubleshooting. PathSolutions talks about minding the gaps making the point that their solution is supposed to f ...…
 
Cisco announced the ISR1000 today and there are some thoughts about this product. Link: Introducing a New Era in Branch Routing – https://blogs.cisco.com/enterprise/isr1000series Link: Cisco 1100 Series Integrated Services Routers Data Sheet – Cisco – https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/products/collateral/routers/1000-series-integrated-services-rout ...…
 
Background 6Wind has announced support for ARM CPUs in a briefing released today, Link in the show notes. Link: 6WIND Announces Arm® Processor Support for High Performance Networking – http://www.6wind.com/news-events/press-releases-2017/6wind-press-october-10-2017/ Many people in networking may not have heard of 6Wind but their software is ins ...…
 
Mellanox & HPE have partnered to offer Ethernet Storage Fabrics to HPE Storage customers. If you have a Simplivity distributed storage you can’t use your legacy 3-tier tree design, and you can’t use a 4:1 oversubscribed Leaf/Spine. They just don’t work when the storage cluster reconverts. References Link: HPE OEM – Mellanox Technologies – http: ...…
 
Pluribus Networks has partnered with D-Link to put the Netvisor OS on D-Link’s DXS-5000 open networking switch series. Ethan Banks shares the story, reported September 25, 2017. For More Information Pluribus Networks Adds D-Link Systems as an Open Networking Partner The post BiB 001: Pluribus Partners With D-Link appeared first on Packet Pushers.…
 
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