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Today on the Tech Bytes podcast we talk about managing cloud risk with sponsor Fortinet. Fortinet recently announced its new FortiCNP product, which collects and correlates security findings, alerts and other data from cloud-native services, analyzes vulnerabilities, looks for misconfigurations, and more. The post Tech Bytes: Manage Cloud Risks With Fortinet’s New FortiCNP Offering (Sponsored) appeared first on Packet Pushers.
This week's Network Break podcast covers tech news including IP Infusion's 6.0 release of its OcNOS network OS, the intersection of politics and supply chains, Cisco's breach by the Lapsus group, Starlink getting rejected by the FCC for subsidies, and more. The post Network Break 394: New IP Infusion NOS, Cisco Breached, WLAN Gear Backlogged To 2023 appeared first on Packet Pushers.
Single pair Ethernet. That's right. Ethernet over a single twisted pair, rather than the four you're used to. Or two if you've got a little gray in your beard. Now, single pair Ethernet isn't fast in the way we network engineers would normally think of fast. SPE runs at 10 megabits per second. But in the use cases SPE was designed for, 10Mbps is very fast indeed. To tell us all about single pair Ethernet is Peter Jones. Although Peter wears many hats in the networking industry, today he comes to the microphone as the chairperson of the Ethernet Alliance. The post Heavy Networking 642: 10Mbps Single Pair Ethernet appeared first on Packet Pushers.
In this episode, Ed and Tom talk with Nick Buraglio about ongoing efforts within the IETF to improve ULA. Nick is co-author of the IETF draft "Unintended Operational Issues With ULA" and recently presented at IETF 114 in Philadelphia. The post IPv6 Buzz 107: IPv6 Unique Local Addresses (ULA) At IETF 114 appeared first on Packet Pushers.
According to Chris Wahl, everyone in an organization can lead--not just those with "chief" or "manager" in their job title. Leadership isn't about telling everyone else what to do. Not at all. Have a listen as Chris explains what it is to lead, and how you can do so yourself while enabling others around you to do the same. The post Day Two Cloud 158: On Leadership With Chris Wahl appeared first on Packet Pushers.
Aruba Networks is announcing new capabilities in its Aruba Central platform that leverage machine learning to do things like provide insights into clients on the network, recommend firmware for the best AP performance, and enable natural language queries in languages other than English. The post Tech Bytes: Aruba Networks AIOps Get More Features and Functions appeared first on Packet Pushers.
Today on Heavy Networking, we discuss NVMe over fabric, where your Ethernet and IP network is the fabric. Many NVMe over fabric discussions focus on what's happening inside the storage packets themselves. This conversation focuses on the network. What does the topology need to be? What are the latency and loss characteristics of an NVMe transport fabric? What QoS tools should you be considering, how do they work, and when should you use them? Our guest for this vendor-neutral conversation is J Metz. The post Heavy Networking 641: Network Design For NVMe Over Fabric appeared first on Packet Pushers.
Kubernetes is hard. Regardless of what tech marketing says, DevOps teams are still trying to implement and figure out this whole Kubernetes thing. With multi-cloud, hybrid cloud, and on-prem Kubernetes implementations, how can teams start their journey and have an impact? Michael Levan catches up with Jeff Smith, Ops Director and author, to talk about his journey into Kubernetes for his team and what other teams should think about when implementing Kubernetes. The post Kubernetes Unpacked 006: The Impact Of Kubernetes On DevOps Teams appeared first on Packet Pushers.
Today's Day Two Cloud podcast brings you highlights from Cloud Field Day 14, where Day Two Cloud's Ned Bellavance was a delegate. The Field Day event brings together cloud vendors and tech bloggers for in-depth presentations. Ned will share highlights and impressions from presentations from companies including Weka, Alkira, and Morpheus Data. The post Day Two Cloud 157: Highlights Of Cloud Field Day 14 appeared first on Packet Pushers.
This week's Network Break podcast looks at new AIOps capabilities in Aruba Central, new cloud security tools from Fortinet, financial results from Juniper Networks and Intel, a connected scarf for soccer fans, and more tech news. The post Network Break 392: Aruba Upgrades AIOps; Intel Suffers A Tough Quarter appeared first on Packet Pushers.
What's been your experience with architecture vs. engineering roles? Are those distinct functions or combined in your organization? How do the roles interact? Does the architecture team hand down holy designs from their ivory tower the engineering team is expected to implement them? Is the architecture and engineering function more combined, where experienced engineers are expected to create an architecture and help put it in place? Ethan Banks and guest Pat Allen share their experiences with architecture and engineering roles from organizations they've worked in. The post Heavy Networking 640: Architecture Vs. Engineering Roles appeared first on Packet Pushers.
In this IPv6 Buzz podcast episode Ed, Scott, and Tom--with tongues firmly in cheek---discuss some of the ways to avoid or put off IPv6 adoption until you can retire. The post IPv6 Buzz 106: How To Retire Before You Have To Deploy IPv6! appeared first on Packet Pushers.
It's hard to guarantee quality of experience for users accessing cloud applications. The users are connected via networks we don't own, and the apps are hosted on networks we don't own. So what can a network operations team do about quality of experience in a world of cloud-hosted apps and cloud-connected users? Sponsor Broadcom Software is here to help us answer this question. The post Day Two Cloud 156: Multi-Cloud Experience Monitoring With Broadcom Software (Sponsored) appeared first on Packet Pushers.
Today's Full Stack Journey podcast is all about Pixie, an "open source observability tool for Kubernetes applications." Pixie takes advantage of eBPF to capture telemetry data. Joining Scott to provide a beginner-level overview of Pixie is Fabian Ngala. The post Full Stack Journey 068: An Introduction To Pixie For Open-Source Kubernetes Observability appeared first on Packet Pushers.
Today on the Tech Bytes podcast we welcome back sponsor Nokia to talk about a compelling feature in Nokia's Fabric Services System. This feature, called Connect, lets Fabric Services System integrate with platforms such as VMware, OpenStack, and Kubernetes to streamline the provisioning of network services in Top Of Rack switches when new workloads or services are instantiated. The post Tech Bytes: Nokia Fabric Services System Streamlines Network Automation For Application Stacks (Sponsored) appeared first on Packet Pushers.
Take a Network Break! This week we cover new DLP capabilities from Cato Networks, updates to the open-source Cilium project for your eBPF and service mesh needs, why Cisco is streamlining how partners can offer Webex as a managed service, and more IT news coverage. The post Network Break 391: IT Spending To Rise; Rating Your Emotional Response To Vendor Products appeared first on Packet Pushers.
In today's sponsored Heavy Networking podcast we dive into Juniper Cloud Metro, which includes new appliances, software, and integrations with other Juniper services to address the entire business of ownership and operations. Our guests are Kanika Atri, Sr. Director, Product Management; and Tim Pennell, Sr. Director, Product Management. The post Heavy Networking 639: Juniper Cloud Metro Boosts Metro Performance, Efficiency And Sustainability (Sponsored) appeared first on Packet Pushers.
Since the inception of Kubernetes, the goal has been to make our lives as engineers easier. But with great power comes great responsibility---which in this case is the need to manage a bunch of control planes and worker nodes! Host Michael Levan catches up with Jason Haley, Microsoft MVP and independent consultant to talk about serverless Kubernetes with Azure Container Apps. The post Kubernetes Unpacked 005: Serverless Kubernetes In Azure appeared first on Packet Pushers.
Today on Day Two Cloud, we talk about why Terraform stinks. OK, maybe it doesn't stink, but just because everyone seems to love a particular tool doesn't make it right for you. We talk with Dan Moore, a developer advocate at FusionAuth, who tried to use Terraform and just couldn't get behind it. This episode is based on a presentation Dan gave at Gluecon in May 2022. The post Day Two Cloud 155: Terraform Stinks appeared first on Packet Pushers.
Today on the Tech Bytes podcast we look at how to get better visibility into the WAN. Our sponsor is Cisco ThousandEyes and we're going to discuss its latest capability, called WAN Insights, that analyzes WAN performance data to help remove SD-WAN blind spots and give network engineers a better understanding of whether their providers are delivering as promised. The post Tech Bytes: Forecasting SD-WAN Performance With WAN Insights (Sponsored) appeared first on Packet Pushers.
This week's Network Break podcast discusses new switch hardware from Juniper, the underwhelming outage response by Canadian ISP Rogers, and why SASE growth is exploding. Intel is said to be raising prices across a variety of chips, a security researcher has demonstrated a replay attack that can open and start Honda vehicles, and more. The post Network Break 390: New Juniper Access Switch; Intel To Hike Prices appeared first on Packet Pushers.
DNS is our subject on today's Heavy Networking. More specifically, DNS transport over TCP. We talk with John Kristoff, one of the forces behind RFC9210, which covers the operational requirements for DNS transport over TCP. This is not an esoteric document covering a tiny, nuanced DNS use case. Instead this doc will likely affect most of you listening, whether you're a network operator or a name server operator. We talk with John about the implications of this RFC. The post Heavy Networking 638: Don’t Block DNS Over TCP appeared first on Packet Pushers.
On today's Kubernetes Unpacked podcast we explore tradeoffs that come with using Terraform to manage Kubernetes. My guest is Luke Orellana, an SRE who uses Kubernetes. He's also a HashiCorp Ambassador. We also discuss differences between managing VMs and Kubernetes, Kubernetes benefits including self-healing, and downsides such as dealing with the complexity that comes from containers and microservices. The post Kubernetes Unpacked 004: Pros And Cons Of Using Terraform With Kubernetes appeared first on Packet Pushers.
In this episode, the IPv6 Buzz crew talk about IPv6 transition technologies – especially NAT64/DNS64 – and what design considerations come into play when deploying them. The post IPv6 Buzz 105: IPv6 Transition Technology Design Considerations appeared first on Packet Pushers.
Today's Day Two Cloud turns the nerd knob to eleven as we delve into kernels, eBPF, sidecar proxies, and service meshes. If you're an old-school engineer used to working with load balancers and proxies, this show looks at new ways to do application delivery in the Kubernetes world. The post Day Two Cloud 154: Can eBPF Replace Sidecar Proxies? appeared first on Packet Pushers.
Take a Network Break! This week we cover two separate indictments against alleged schemers who sold counterfeit Cisco gear and pirated Avaya license keys. We also cover new products from Juniper Networks, VMware, and HPE. Meanwhile Starlink targets maritime vessels with a satellite broadband offering. The post Network Break 389: Alleged IT Fraudsters Indicted; HPE Floats GreenLake Private Cloud appeared first on Packet Pushers.
Heavy Strategy is a new podcast from Packet Pushers. We look at the strategy and business of IT Infrastrucrure in two-sided debate format. We believe that the questions are more important than the answers since its all your responsibility anyway. The post Special: Heavy Strategy Ep27 Broadcom And VMware – What’s Gonna Happen? appeared first on Packet Pushers.
On today's Heavy Networking podcast we talk with sponsor Arelion about how it continues to build and maintain global IP networks, and why you should be considering them for your backhaul needs. The post Heavy Networking 637: The Ongoing Evolution Of Arelion's Global Network (Sponsored) appeared first on Packet Pushers.
In this IPv6 Buzz episode we talk about the benefit of IPv6 connectivity when IPv4 fails. We examine the types of IPv4 failures, how IPv6 behaves during IPv4 failure, application dependencies, and more. The post IPv6 Buzz 104: IPv6 For Redundancy When IPv4 Fails appeared first on Packet Pushers.
On Day Two Cloud we've had a lot of conversations about using infrastructure as code. We've looked at solutions like Ansible, Terraform, the AWS CDK, and Pulumi. Which begs the question, which IaC solution should you learn? A Domain Specific Language (DSL)? A General Purpose Programming Language (GPPL)? Something else? We discuss. The post Day Two Cloud 153: IaC With GPPL Or DSL? IDK appeared first on Packet Pushers.
On today's Tech Bytes podcast we discuss the value of streaming telemetry in a modern network with sponsor Nokia. Nokia's SR-Linux network OS enables streaming telemetry, so let's dive into the value of telemetry, how the OS supports it, and options for consuming the telemetry to do useful things with it. The post Tech Bytes: Maximize Network Data With Nokia’s Streaming Telemetry (Sponsored) appeared first on Packet Pushers.
Today's Network Break podcast discusses new SASE features from Cloudflare, a Cloudflare outage and its post-mortem, why EU regulators want a closer look at Broadcom's proposed VMware acquisition, and more IT news. The post Network Break 388: Cloudflare Diagnoses Widespread Outage; EU Pumps Brakes On Broadcom/VMware appeared first on Packet Pushers.
Today on Heavy Networking we're talking about mindfulness in the workplace. Mindfulness, which is about being aware of your senses and feelings in the moment, could be a useful tool to help you navigate the high-stress, high-stakes IT profession. Our guest is Jennifer “JJ” Minella. She's an IT practitioner, network architect, author, and the founder and principal advisor of Viszen Security. The post Heavy Networking 636: Mindfulness And IT Leadership appeared first on Packet Pushers.
Today's Kubernetes Unpacked podcast explores entry-level lab environments for IT professionals interested in learning Kubernetes, including suggestions for simple container-based apps you can run to get familiar with Kubernetes essentials. The post Kubernetes Unpacked 003: Beginner Lab Environments For Learning Kubernetes appeared first on Packet Pushers.
Welcome to Day Two Cloud. In this episode we take on the problem of over-provisioning access to resources. Sponsor strongDM joins the conversation to share how to properly manage roles and access in our IT systems, focusing heavily on the process of discovery. Who has access to what, and why do they have that access? Our guest from strongDM is Britt Crawford, Director of Product. The post Day Two Cloud 152: How To Right-Size Access With strongDM (Sponsored) appeared first on Packet Pushers.
What, exactly, it GitOps? It seems like a new "Ops" word pops up every week! On today's Full Stack Journey podcast, guest Christian Hernandez of Codefresh explains GitOps, what it is, and how you can get started using it. The post Full Stack Journey 067: What The Heck Is GitOps? appeared first on Packet Pushers.
The Tech Bytes podcast welcomes Fortinet to to discuss the universal nature of Fortinet hardware and software. The same FortiGate NGFW appliance includes networking capabilities including a router, SD-WAN, ZTNA, and a LAN controller. The post Tech Bytes: Fortinet Firewall Integrates SD-WAN, ZTNA, LAN Controller (Sponsored) appeared first on Packet Pushers.
Today's Network Break podcast surfs a tidal wave of announcements from Cisco Live 2022, discusses Juniper Networks calling an end to several routers, and looks at the potential impact of Covid and in-person tech events. The post Network Break 387: Cisco Goes All-In On Cloud; Covid And Tech Conferences appeared first on Packet Pushers.
In today's IPv6 Buzz podcast episode, Ed, Scott, and Tom chat about the recent 10th anniversary of World IPv6 Launch, the global event that kickstarted IPv6 adoption back in 2012. The post IPv6 Buzz 103: Celebrating The 10th Anniversary Of World IPv6 Launch appeared first on Packet Pushers.
Today's Day Two Cloud podcast gets into Infrastructure as Code (IaC) and how to evaluate it so that IaC practices fit your organization, your processes, the infrastructure you're trying to support, and so on. Our guest lays out some guideposts to help you understand if IaC is working for you. The post Day Two Cloud 151: How To Tell If Infrastructure As Code Is Working For You appeared first on Packet Pushers.
In today's sponsored Heavy Networking we talk to Juniper Apstra about how how Apstra delivers on unified data center operations, why fabrics are everywhere, how Apstra differs from other automation and intent solutions, and more. Our guest is Mansour Karam, VP of Product Management. The post Heavy Networking 635: Unified Network Fabrics With Juniper Apstra (Sponsored) appeared first on Packet Pushers.
This week's Network Break kicks off with listener FU and then dives into new SD-WAN and AIOps offerings from Extreme Networks. Cisco announces a SASE service and hints at a broader cloud security strategy. Arista adds to its Layer 1 switch portfolio while Ericsson and BT team up on private 5G in the United Kingdom. The post Network Break 386: Extreme Debuts SD-WAN, Digital Twins; Cisco Launches SASE Service appeared first on Packet Pushers.
Today on the Tech Bytes podcast, sponsored by Palo Alto Networks, we talk about Zero Trust Network Access and how it's evolving to provide more comprehensive and consistent security. The post Tech Bytes: The Evolution Of Zero Trust Network Access (Sponsored) appeared first on Packet Pushers.
Today's Heavy Networking gets into networking hardware from MikroTik, a vendor you may not have heard of. Our guest is Kevin Myers, a senior network architect and consultant who uses MikroTik with a variety of clients big and small. We'll find out what MikroTik is good for, and not good for, management and support, and more. This is a non-sponsored episode. The post Heavy Networking 634: Why (Not) MikroTik? appeared first on Packet Pushers.
In this episode, Michael Levan chats with Neil Cresswell, CEO and Co-Founder of Portainer.io. They talk about the challenges of Kubernetes and how everyone is trying to navigate its complexities. They also dive into Kubernetes security, networking, and management. The post Kubernetes Unpacked 002: Tackling Container Management And Kubernetes Complexity appeared first on Packet Pushers.
Sponsor and startup Augtera Networks joins Day Two Cloud to discuss Augtera's proactive network analysis and operations product, which is meant to make you aware of problems before they become…problems. Augtera brings together traditional network sources such as flows and SNMP, plus telemetry and metadata to provide actionable information across networks you own and networks you don't. The post Day Two Cloud 150: Proactive Network Operations With Augtera (Sponsored) appeared first on Packet Pushers.
Today on the Tech Bytes podcast we're talking about Network as a Service with sponsor Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, including how Aruba defines NaaS, the market appetite for network as a service, customer examples, and more. The post Tech Bytes: How Aruba NaaS Changes Network Consumption (Sponsored) appeared first on Packet Pushers.
Today's Network Break podcast discusses a new threat analytics product from VMware, new security features from Juniper's cloud-delivered security service, a report from Morgan Stanley on why the big network vendors are chasing the enterprise campus, and more IT news. The post Network Break 385: VMware, Juniper Release New Security Tools; Judge Orders IBM To Pay BMC $1.6 Billion appeared first on Packet Pushers.
In today's Heavy Networking podcast, sponsored by NVIDIA, we explore DOCA on Bluefield DPUs. DOCA is a runtime operating system on the DPU including tools for provisioning, deploying, and orchestrating containerized services. It's also an SDK to supports a range of operating systems and distributions and includes drivers, libraries, and tools. Our guests are Justin Betz and Wes Kennedy, both Technical Marketing Engineers with NVIDIA. The post Heavy Networking 633: Building DPU Apps With NVIDIA DOCA (Sponsored) appeared first on Packet Pushers.
In this episode of IPv6 Buzz Ed, Scott, and Tom discuss "IPv4 thinking", what exactly it is, how it can be harmful to your IPv6 migration efforts, and—most importantly—how to avoid it. The post IPv6 Buzz 102: The Problem With IPv4 Thinking appeared first on Packet Pushers.