The most popular shows from the Packet Pushers Podcast Network in one feed. 1-The Weekly Show (network engineering). 2-Priority Queue (even more network engineering). 3-Datanauts (the full IT stack including cloud). 4-Network Break (IT news and analysis from the week). 5-Briefings In Brief (intere…
Today on Day Two Cloud we go deep on new areas of cloud security that you may not be familiar with. There are forces out there that are driving the rise of new security tools and processes, and we bring back guest Jo Peterson to help us make sense of it all. The post Day Two Cloud 211: Cloud Security Acronym Soup With Jo Peterson appeared first on Packet Pushers.
Today on Network Break we get a plethora of networking news, including Cisco rolling out new custom Ethernet switch ASICs to compete for AI fabrics. Nokia announces new routers also boasting custom silicon, Intel makes noise about the Thunderbolt 5 connector, Marvell touts ASICs for automotive Ethernet, the AfriNIC registry goes into receivership, and more tech news. The post Network Break 447: Cisco Chases AI Ethernet Fabrics With New Silicon One ASICs; Nokia Announces Routers With Custom Silicon appeared first on Packet Pushers.
Our topic today on Heavy Networking is SD-WAN monitoring at massive scale. Scale can grow quickly with SD-WAN when you account for the underlay, overlays, gateways, endpoints, and more. We talk with sponsor Broadcom about their monitoring platform and dig into a case study with a Broadcom customer providing global IT infrastructure for thousands of their own customers. The post Heavy Networking 701: Monitoring SD-WAN At Scale With Broadcom (Sponsored) appeared first on Packet Pushers.
On today's Day Two Cloud we discuss the state of network automation and whether and how it can catch up to automation in the public cloud. We look at network automation challenges, define boundaries with other elements of the infrastructure stack, the impact of cloud networking, whether AI and ML can help, and more. Our guests are Chris Grundemann and Scott Robohn, co-founders of the Network Automation Forum (NAF). The post Day Two Cloud 210: Can Network Automation Catch Up To The Cloud? appeared first on Packet Pushers.
On today's sponsored Heavy Networking we talk with Fortinet about how it converges network and security across the breadth of its portfolio. Fortinet is best known for its firewalls, but the company also offers campus and branch switches, has a wireless portfolio, offers SD-WAN and SASE, provides AI-supported operations, and more. We also talk about Fortinet's approach to the branch office that rethinks networking, security, and performance. The post Heavy Networking 700: Rethinking Networking and Security For The Campus And Branch With Fortinet (Sponsored) appeared first on Packet Pushers.
This week on Network Break we dig into Microsoft's post-mortem of an attack that led to the theft of emails from multiple US government agencies, discuss Huawei rolling out a new 7nm chip despite US trade restrictions meant to thwart advanced chipmaking, examine a Cisco and Nutanix team-up, and more tech news. The post Network Break 446: Microsoft’s Series Of Unfortunate Events; Huawei’s 7nm Chip Gives US The Middle Finger appeared first on Packet Pushers.
Virtual Application Networks, or VANs, are today's Heavy Networking topic. Our guest is Ted Ross, motive force behind the Skupper.io project. Skupper builds VANs in Kubernetes clusters that are conceptually like a VLAN or VPN, except that all the magic happens at layer 7. Skupper is based on the Advanced Message Queueing Protocol (AMQP), making it effectively a message bus used to interconnect application messages inside of mTLS tunnels running on top of whatever L3 network is available. If you're confused, don't be. We talk it all out, and explain why it's relevant to today's networking pros. The post Heavy Networking 699: Connecting Multicloud Kubernetes Clusters With Virtual Application Networks appeared first on Packet Pushers.
Today's Day Two Cloud kicks off an occasional series on cloud essentials. For the first episode we discuss the Virtual Private Cloud (VPC). A VPC is an fundamental construct of a public cloud. It's essentially your slice of the shared cloud infrastructure, and you can launch and run other elements within a VPC to support your workload. Ned Bellavance walks through key VPC components including regions and AZs, networking and IP addressing, paid add-ons, data egress and associated charges, monitoring and troubleshooting, and basic security controls. The post Day Two Cloud 209: Cloud Essentials – Virtual Private Clouds (VPCs) appeared first on Packet Pushers.
On today's Heavy Networking we explore the edge. But where is the edge? In today's conversation with sponsor VMware, it's a remote location where data is being generated. It could be end users in a branch office, or IoT devices and sensors on a factory floor. These edge locations needs integrated compute and networking to run application workloads while also being able to connect to cloud applications and services. We discuss the VMware Edge Cloud Orchestrator, which provides unified management for networking and compute at remote sites. The post Heavy Networking 698: Integrating Edge Networking And Compute With VMware Edge Cloud Orchestrator (Sponsored) appeared first on Packet Pushers.
Today on Network Break we discuss Juniper integrating ChatGPT with its AI digital assistant, Microsoft's plan to unbundle Teams in the EU to fend off regulators, financial results from soon-to-be-paired Broadcom and VMware, a 5G follow-up, and more. The post Network Break 445: Juniper Pairs With ChatGPT, Microsoft To Unpair Teams In The EU appeared first on Packet Pushers.
In today's sponsored Heavy Networking we explore new features in Cisco Thousand Eyes, an operational tool based on visibility and observability of public and private network. Thousand Eyes has continued to grow into complex operational areas such AWS Network Path, Webex performance, and integrations with Meraki to help you identify and fix network and application performance problems. The post Heavy Networking 697: Getting Operational Visibility Into The Networks That Matter (Sponsored) appeared first on Packet Pushers.
Today on Day Two Cloud we dive into the implications of licensing changes that HashiCorp has made to its popular Terraform software. In short, the company has switched from an open source to a business source license. HashiCorp says it felt compelled to make the change to ensure that some other business entity doesn't take the open-source software and turn it into a competing product (looking at you, AWS). Will the licensing change have a significant impact? For 99% of users probably not, but there are caveats and concerns to discuss. Today's show is a crossover with Chaos Lever, a weekly podcast co-hosted by Ned Bellavance and Chris Hayner that covers IT news. The post Day Two Cloud 208: HashiCorp Licensing Changes And The Day Two Cloud-Chaos Lever Crossover appeared first on Packet Pushers.
Take a Network Break! On today's episode we discuss two announcements from VMware Explore 2023: a private AI offering, and a revamped NSX for public and private cloud networking. We also discuss recent rule changes at the SEC that require public companies to disclose material security incidents in a timely manner, NVIDIA's huge revenue results, SUSE going private, and more tech news. The post Network Break 444: NVIDIA Mines GPU Gold; VMware Wants To Sell You Private AI; SUSE Prepares To Go Private appeared first on Packet Pushers.
EVPN/VXLAN is our topic on today's Heavy Networking. What is it? What's it for? Should you deploy it? Since you've probably already got a network, how do you add EVPN to it? Do you need special hardware? How does EVPN impact your security design? And what are the fundamentals? Our guest with the answers is IT instructor Tony Bourke. The post Heavy Networking 696: EVPN Fundamentals (And Some VXLAN) With Tony Bourke appeared first on Packet Pushers.
We've got more durm and strang in open source license debate, cars that don't work wihtout a network, something mumble something Fibrechannel, a security acquisition by Check Point, cheesy microchips and more. The post Network Break 443: Nuclear DCs, Mobile Cars, Fibrechannel, Open Source And Cheese appeared first on Packet Pushers.
On today's Heavy Networking we explore network and firewall automation with sponsor BackBox. BackBox has developed a platform that aims to deliver practical automation out of the box. We get under the hood to understand how it works, what it delivers, and how it addresses the challenges of network and security operations. The post Heavy Networking 695: Automating Network And Firewall Operations With BackBox (Sponsored) appeared first on Packet Pushers.
On today's Day Two Cloud we examine the similarities and differences among SSE and SASE, which provide cloud-delivered security; and SD-WAN, which can provide connections to these services. We also discuss the drivers for cloud-delivered security, the role of networking, where and how zero trust can come into play, some of the big players in these spaces, and more. The post Day Two Cloud 207: Making Sense Of SSE, SASE, And SD-WAN appeared first on Packet Pushers.
Today on Network Break we discuss big moves in open source, including HashiCorp switching from an open source license to "business source" and Red Hat competitors banding together to offer an alternative to Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL). We also discuss Google's odd attempt to get employees back to the office by charging them to stay at an on-campus hotel. The post Network Break 442: HashiCorp Swaps Open Source For BSL; Open Enterprise Linux Goes After RHEL appeared first on Packet Pushers.
This week on Heavy Networking we've assembled a roundtable of network engineers to talk about...stuff. Each guest has brought a topic to discuss with the table, so we've got lots of subjects and lots of experiences and opinions. In particular we explore SPB, career advice, getting network automation off the ground, and the joys and perils of self-hosting. The post Heavy Networking 694: A Network Engineering Roundtable appeared first on Packet Pushers.
Red teams attack a customer's security systems. The idea of a red team, whether consultants or in-house, is to approach the target like an attacker would. A red team includes technical and human-based exploit and attempts to test defenses, probe for weaknesses, and identify vulnerable systems and processes. On today's episode we look at how to get the most out of a red team engagement--it's much more than just an attack and a report. The post Day Two Cloud 206: Making The Most Of Red Teaming With Gemma Moore appeared first on Packet Pushers.
Take a Network Break! This week we discuss new charges for IPv4 addresses being levied by AWS, Cisco's acquisition of a BGP monitoring service, and financial results for a host of tech companies. We also speak with J Metz, the Steering Committee Chair of the Ultra Ethernet Consortium to learn more about the organization's goals; and examine the efforts to investigate claims of a breakthrough in superconducting research. The post Network Break 441: AWS Makes You Pay For IPv4; Superconductor Claims Meet Resistance; An Ultra Ethernet Q&A appeared first on Packet Pushers.
On today's sponsored Heavy Networking we dig into cloud-delivered Secure Web Gateways (SWGs), which help guard end users against Web-based threats and enforce corporate Web access policies. As employees split time between home, office, and who knows where else, and as more applications move online, cloud-based SWGs help connect and protect workers. Our sponsor is Palo Alto Networks. The post Heavy Networking 693: Securing Workforce Transformation With Cloud SWG (Sponsored) appeared first on Packet Pushers.
Today's Day Two Cloud peers inside the box of quantum computing. We explore how it works, what qbits are and why they matter, the current state of quantum computing hardware, what problems could be solved with quantum computing, and how you can get involved with it via the Qiskit open-source project. Our guest is Abby Mitchell, Quantum Developer Advocate at IBM. The post Day Two Cloud 205: States Of Quantum Computing With Abby Mitchell appeared first on Packet Pushers.
On this week's Network Break we discuss a new Broadcom ASIC, a request from US Senator Ron Wyden to three US agencies to investigate Microsoft for sloppy security practices, an Intel pledge to add AI to all its platforms, Juniper financial results, and more IT news. The post Network Break 440: Broadcom Releases SONiC-Friendly Trident; Senator Requests Investigations Into Microsoft’s Shoddy Security appeared first on Packet Pushers.
If you've been staring down the barrel of network automation and wonder what the proper approach might be, today's episode is for you. The Packet Pushers chat with Tony Bourke about what network automation tools and techniques have become the default standard, how to prepare your network and team for automation, and how to get started. The post Heavy Networking 692: Implementing Practical Network Automation – With Tony Bourke appeared first on Packet Pushers.
On today's Day Two Cloud we get inside Cisco Secure Access, a new set of cloud-delivered security services from Cisco. We discuss the security capabilities on offer, the service's architecture and components, how Cisco addresses concerns around user experience and performance, and more. This is a sponsored episode. The post Day Two Cloud 204: Deploying Cloud-Delivered Security With Cisco Secure Access (Sponsored) appeared first on Packet Pushers.
This week on Network Break we discuss the launch of the Ultra Ethernet Consortium and its intention to revamp Ethernet to support AI and HPC workloads. We also cover NOS startup Arrcus pulling in a $65 million series D round, Fortinet launching big-iron firewalls, Huawei flexing its patent muscles in 5G and wireless, and more tech news. The post Network Break 439: Ethernet Gets Ultra Injection For AI; Huawei Climbs The Patent Charts appeared first on Packet Pushers.
On today's Heavy Networking podcast, we look at how sponsor ZPE Systems is rethinking Out-Of-Band management for automated, NetOps-driven infrastructure. This includes tasks like device staging, deployments, upgrades, and more. And you don't just have to take ZPE's word for it; we also talk to a customer who's using the products to run a retail business with a lean networking team that supports more than fifty sites. The post Heavy Networking 691: Why OOB Infrastructure Is Critical For IT Ops & Automation With ZPE Systems (Sponsored) appeared first on Packet Pushers.
If you want to be a Site Reliability Engineer (SRE) you need strong software skills. You also have to be versed in observability, incident response, capacity planning, change management, performance, even security. But wait, there's more! Our guest on today's Day Two Cloud argues you need strong communication skills, emotional intelligence, personal resilience, and the ability to work with a team. Our guest is Amin Astaneh. The post Day Two Cloud 203: Becoming An SRE – It’s More Than Just Software Skills appeared first on Packet Pushers.
Take a Network Break! This week we discuss Intel walking away from the NUC PC, Microsoft rebranding Azure AD and launching an SSE offering, and Microsoft Exchange Online getting hacked. We also cover the EU's conditional approval of Broadcom's VMware acquisition, why Wireshark needs your help, and more IT news. The post Network Break 438: Intel Abandons NUC; EU Blesses Broadcom/VMware Union; Microsoft Joins SSE Race appeared first on Packet Pushers.
On today's Heavy Networking we talk LACP and link aggregation. While bonding two or more links together to act as a single virtual link has been done for decades, LACP and link aggregation aren't the same thing, and the distinction matters. Our guest to get into the differences is network instructor Tony Bourke. The post Heavy Networking 690: LACP Is Not Link Aggregation – With Tony Bourke appeared first on Packet Pushers.
On today's Day Two Cloud, we talk with Microsoft about how it's embracing Terraform to make it Azure-friendly, including the Terraform Export Tool, the AzAPI Provider, and a Terraform on Azure community. This is not a sponsored episode. The post Day Two Cloud 202: How Azure Embraces Terraform For Infrastructure As Code appeared first on Packet Pushers.
On today's Network Break, Greg Ferro wishes Ethernet an unhappy birthday, HPE and BT want to manage your LAN, TSMC brings in Taiwanese workers to build new fabs in Arizona, Nokia touts new Fixed Wireless Access milestones, and more IT news. The post Network Break 437: Ethernet Turns 50; TSMC Imports Workers For Arizona Fab; BT, HPE Partner On Managed LAN appeared first on Packet Pushers.
Certifications are a part of life in IT. On today's Heavy Networking we explore preparation strategies with guest Mary Fasang. Her certs run the gamut from CompTIA to MCSE to the CCNP, as well as the PMP and ITIL certs. How should you prepare for a cert in 2023 when there's so much content, so many training options, as well as home labbing available? How do you handle failure? Which certs have been the hardest? What study materials have proved helpful? Mary shares her strategies. The post Heavy Networking 689: Prepping For Certification Exams With Mary Fasang appeared first on Packet Pushers.
Today we talk about Large Language Models (LLMs) and writing products and applications that use LLMs. Our guest is Phillip Carter, Principal PM at Honeycomb.io. Honeycomb makes an observability tool for site reliability engineers, and Carter worked on a project called Query Assistant that helps Honeycomb users get answers to questions about how to use the product and get insights from it. We discuss taking natural language input and turning it into outputs to help SREs do their jobs. The post Day Two Cloud 201: Building A Product That Uses LLMs appeared first on Packet Pushers.
This bonus episode of Network Break discusses a new free tier of Prosimo's multi-cloud networking offering, the latest ThousandEyes acquisition, new SEC problems for SolarWinds, and a million-dollar refrigerator. The post Network Break CCCCXXXVII: Summer Holiday Special! appeared first on Packet Pushers.
Packet-level fundamentals are essential for network engineers to be able to diagnose and solve network and application problems. On today's Heavy Networking, we dive into the transport layer and packets with packet analysis expert and instructor Chris Greer. The post Heavy Networking 688: Packet-Level Fundamentals With Chris Greer appeared first on Packet Pushers.
Going from a tech role to manager is more than just a new gig---it's a full-blown career change. On today's Day Two Cloud we talk with management coach Steve Dwire about a manager's primary responsibilities, what new managers usually get wrong, management education vs. experience, and how to get better at the job. This episode goes places we didn't expect, so come along for the ride. The post Day Two Cloud 200: Coaching For Accidental (And On-Purpose) Managers appeared first on Packet Pushers.
Its about reducing the cost and complexity of DWDM coherent optical networks. Connecting the DWDM network directly to your router removes the DWDM edge equipment which simplifies operation, reduce cost,space & power while improving provisioning time. How is Juniper entering this market and what do you need to know ? The post HN687 Juniper CORA Coherent Optics Enabling IPoDWDM appeared first on Packet Pushers.
Cisco announces AI Networking versions of SIlicon One ASICs and buys another DEM business. HPE Greenlake adds AI LLM. FTC talks bandwidth caps. Google accusing Microsoft of monopolistic behaviour. We laughed. The post NB436: Cisco AI Silicon, DEM. HPE Greenlake AI LLM. FTC Talks Bandwidth Caps. appeared first on Packet Pushers.
FU, vendors co-operating ? Google ditches something, Quantum computing, the state of AMD DPUs. Finally liquid cooling is toxic due to PFAS are 'forever chemicals'. The post NB435: Your FUs, VMware takeover, DPU News and Cooling is Toxic appeared first on Packet Pushers.
Today we're going deep on software-defined networking for containers and OpenStack with sponsor Juniper Networks. Juniper has revamped its approach to secure networking for telcos and telco cloud-delivered services with Juniper's Cloud-Native Contrail Networking or CN2 software. CN2 lets you automate the creation of network connections for containers and for virtual machines while also providing routing, security, segmentation and isolation of workloads. Our guest and guide into the guts of Cloud-Native Contrail Networking, hereafter referred to as CN2, is Nick Davey. Nick is Director of Product Management for SDN and Telco Cloud technologies. The post Heavy Networking 686: Juniper Cloud-Native Contrail Networking CN2 (Sponsored) appeared first on Packet Pushers.
Welcome to this episode of Day Two Cloud! Today, we'll be diving into the world of platform engineering and internal developer portals. Our special guest, Suzanne Daniels, Developer Relations Lead at Port, will be sharing her insights on how platform engineering can take your DevOps journey to the next level. With platform engineering, you can treat technology as a product and developers as customers, resulting in a more efficient and effective workflow. The post Day Two Cloud 199: Platform Engineering With Suzanne Daniels appeared first on Packet Pushers.
Remote operation of infrastructure has renewed importance in the era of remote working. Opengear offers secure, zero trust and segmented methods to reach serial & LAN ports plus GUI interfaces. You can add observability agents like Thousand Eyes into containers so that your worst day becomes just another day. The post Heavy Networking 685: Opengear With Zero Trust Approach in the Out of Band (sponsored) appeared first on Packet Pushers.
Take a Network Break: Drew is on holiday (again) and Ethan shows up. Who knew he was still around ? We start with FU, Cisco Live was underwhelming announcing a new focus simplicity and that customers hate their licensing, Bluecat spends again, Hashicorp gets a financial slapping, Itential ships a new version and Quantum Space Networking. The post Network Break 434: Cisco Licensing To Get Simpler, Bluecat Buys Again, Hashicorp Money Problems, and Itential Pops A Release appeared first on Packet Pushers.
By some estimates, 50 to 70 million tons of e-waste is generated every year, and that number is growing. When sent to landfills to be buried or burned, e-waste can leach toxic chemicals into soil and air. On today's Heavy Networking, we'll look at options for responsible disposal of IT gear, including repurposing it on site, reselling or donating it, and working with e-cycling companies. The post Heavy Networking 684: What To Do With Your E-Waste? appeared first on Packet Pushers.
Today's Day Two Cloud explores some design themes that emerged from the Cloud Field Day event. These themes include platform engineering, data protection and recovery, and how to deal with the fact that old technology never dies. Guest Michael Levan joins Ned Bellavance and Ethan Banks to discuss these themes and their implications for cloud application builders and operators. The post Day Two Cloud 198: Modern Cloud Design Themes From CFD 17 appeared first on Packet Pushers.
On today's Heavy Networking we have a conversation about monitoring, visibility, and observability with sponsor Palo Alto Networks. More specifically we'll dig into Palo Alto Networks' Autonomous Digital Experience Management, or ADEM product, and how Palo Alto Networks is integrating ADEM with AIOps. The post Heavy Networking 683: Palo Alto Networks Integrates AIOps Into ADEM For Faster Remediation (Sponsored) appeared first on Packet Pushers.
This week's Network Break discusses a new Google offering to interconnect public clouds, NVIDIA's platform for AI networking fabrics using Ethernet switches and DPUs, and Cisco's latest security acquisition. We also cover Riverbed getting a new private equity owner, Amazon paying a pittance to the FTC to settle allegations of customer privacy violations, and more tech news. The post Network Break 433: NVIDIA Melds Switches, DPUs For AI Networking Fabric; FTC Says Amazon Ring Employee Spied On Female Customers appeared first on Packet Pushers.
If you've shied away from network automation because you're a network engineer not a coder, fear not. There are network automation approaches that can help you get needful work done and don't require a computer science degree. On today's Heavy Networking we talk with sponsor BackBox about its practical approach to network automation and dive into use cases including network OS backups and compliance. The post Heavy Networking 682: Automating Upgrades And Ensuring Compliance With BackBox (Sponsored) appeared first on Packet Pushers.
On today's Day Two Cloud we dive into Decentralized Identity, or DID. This W3C standard is a unique identifier, authenticated by cryptographic proofs, that individuals and organizations can generate themselves using systems they trust. A DID can be a person, an object, an organization, a data model, or other subject. We explore DIDs, how they work, and what they can be used for with Dr. Joanne Friedman. The post Day Two Cloud 197: Understanding Decentralized Identity With Dr. Joanne Friedman appeared first on Packet Pushers.