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Network Collective is a community-focused network engineering podcast. Our episodes bring knowledge and insights of industry experts, pioneers, and peers to wherever you are. Topics range from protocol deep-dives to career management, but through a lens of what is relevant and valuable today. We get engineering because we are engineers. You can find all of our content at our website: http://thenetworkcollective.com
[Sponsored] Short Take – Anuta Networks
Sep 21 • 14 min
When Neustar needed to take the next step with orchestration, assurance, and telemetry, they chose Anuta Network’s ATOM. In this Network Collective Short Take, Neustar’s Director of Network Engineering (Matt Wilson) joins us to share the end user…
Episode 35 – Do You Really Need Good Engineers?
Sep 19 • 56 min
IT staffing budgets are shrinking and consequently many organizations are forgoing having strong engineering talent on staff. In this episode we explore the dynamics of staffing good engineers and whether or not it’s possible to remove that cost in modern…
Short Take – Time Management
Sep 14 • 7 min
In this Network Collective Short Take, Russ White shares how he uses his time effectively to be productive in ways that matter.
History Of Networking – Mike Sullenberger – DMVPN
Sep 12 • 56 min
In this History of Networking episode, Mike Sullenberger joins Network Collective to talk about the history of DMVPN. Outro Music: Danger Storm Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License…
Short Take – PFAT Trees
Sep 7 • 6 min
In this Network Collective Short Take, Russ White reviews a research paper on PFAT Trees and how they might be used in multichannel datacenter topologies.
Episode 34 – MPLS Part 3 – Traffic Engineering
Sep 5 • 53 min
Traffic engineering is one of the most complex topics in network design and operation. Join us in this episode of the Network Collective as we discuss the concepts and tradeoffs in traffic engineering using MPLS. Outro Music: Danger Storm Kevin MacLeod…
Short Take – Learn to Think
Aug 31 • 5 min
Critical thinking is a valuable skill but how do you learn how to do it? In this week’s Network Collective Short Take Russ shares his thoughts on how you can learn to think.
History Of Networking – Terry Slattery and Bruce Pinsky – The CCIE
Aug 29 • 52 min
In this episode of History of Networking, Terry Slattery and Bruce Pinsky join us to talk about the early days of the CCIE and how some of the mystique around the first expert level infrastructure certification came to be. Outro Music: Danger Storm Kevin…
Short Take – State Optimization Surface
Aug 24 • 6 min
In this Network Collective Short Take, Russ White examines the relationship between state, optimization, and interaction surfaces when adding complexity to a network or system.
Episode 33 – The Importance Of Breaking Things
Aug 22 • 43 min
Conventional wisdom tells us that a network that never breaks is the most resilient, but practice tells us otherwise. In this episode we explore the value of chaos engineering and how breaking your network intentionally can make it stronger. Outro Music:…
[Sponsored] Short Take – Forward Networks
Aug 17 • 16 min
In this sponsored Network Collective Short Take, Brandon Heller, Co-Founder and CTO of Forward Networks, joins Network Collective to talk about how network verification and modeling are empowering network operators to increase efficiency, reduce mistakes,…
History Of Networking – Ross Callon – MPLS
Aug 15 • 46 min
Recorded in-person at the most recent meeting of the IETF, Ross Callon joins the Network Collective crew (as well as special guest Ethan Banks from Packet Pushers) to share some stories from the creation of MPLS. Outro Music: Danger Storm Kevin MacLeod…
Short Take – Give The Monkey A Smaller Club
Aug 10 • 8 min
In this Network Collective Short Take, Russ White takes a look at the impact of abstraction, complexity, and scale as they relate to the size and scope of attack surfaces presented to attackers.
Episode 32 – Networking In Harsh Environments
Aug 8 • 50 min
Networking is hard enough when deploying it into typical environments like campuses and datacenters, but what happens when you’re tasked with doing networking in areas that were never meant to support technology? In this episode of Network Collective,…
Short Take – SDN Is Not Devops
Aug 3 • 5 min
In this short take, Russ White talks about the differences between SDN and Devops. Some may consider this obvious, but the differentiation is a bit more nuanced when looking at the goals of both.
History Of Networking – Vint Cerf – The Internet
Aug 1 • 52 min
In this episode of Network Collective, Vint Cerf, networking pioneer and co-inventor of TCP/IP, joins us to talk about the origins of the Internet. Outro Music: Danger Storm Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution…
Short Take – Education Is Useless?
Jul 27 • 9 min
Are certification and education useless in a culture of freely available knowledge? Russ White shares his thoughts on the topic and and provides some suggestions on how you should approach education in general.
Episode 31 – Analytics and Security
Jul 25 • 49 min
Security is facing a crisis of well trained engineers. As a result, operators are relying more heavily on analytics to provide security intelligence. In this show, Eric Osterweil joins Network Collective to discuss the use of analytics in security, and…
Short Take – Networks Without Operators
Jul 20 • 6 min
Intent based and orchestrated networks are the prevailing trend in the industry but is that necessarily a good thing? In this Network Collective Short Take, Russ White takes a look at the impact of removing the operator from network operations.
History Of Networking – Steve Crocker – The RFC Series
Jul 18 • 56 min
The RFC series has been one of the leading forces in establishing standards-based interoperability in networking. Steve Crocker joins Network Collective to talk about his role in the RFC series and how it came to be what it is today. Outro Music: Danger…
[Sponsored] Short Take – Cumulus Networks
Jul 13 • 10 min
In this sponsored Network Collective Short Take, Pete Lumbis joins us to talk about how Cumulus Networks is offering a new disaggregated approach to network operations. There are some common concerns when it comes to a disaggregated model and in this…
Off the Cuff – Site Reliability Engineering
Jul 12 • 42 min
Site Reliability Engineering is a concept that the networking world is coming to terms with. At Interop ITX 2018, Network Collective took the opportunity to sit down with Michael Kehoe to get his take on how SRE concepts can improve network operations.…
Episode 30 – Privacy In Networking
Jul 11 • 58 min
In this episode of the Network Collective Community Roundtable, Tom Hollingsworth and Nick Buraglio join us again to expound on the topic of privacy in networking. We would like to thank Core BTS for sponsoring this episode of Network Collective. Core BTS…
Short Take – Complexity Sells
Jul 6 • 8 min
In this Network Collective Short Take, Russ White examines why our industry continually introduces complexity even though most engineers recognize that simpler solutions are usually more robust and maintainable.
History Of Networking – Christian O’Flaherty – The Latin American Internet
Jul 4 • 40 min
In this episode of the History of Networking, we are joined by Christian O’Flaherty of the Internet Society to discuss the growth of the Internet in Latin America, including the unique role internet exchanges have played in the region, and the resulting…
Off the Cuff – Interop Speakers Panel
Jul 2 • 59 min
At Interop ITX 2018, Network Collective sat down with a few of our favorite speakers from the Network Transformation Summit to chat about the topics they were presenting on. From the emergence and importance of disaggregations and whitebox switching…
Short Take – Culture and Technology
Jun 29 • 7 min
In today’s Network Collective Short Take, Russ White discusses his take on the intersection of culture and technology.
Episode 29 – MPLS Part 2 – VPNs
Jun 27 • 51 min
In a continuation of our MPLS deep-dive series, Nick Russo, Russ White, Jordan Martin, and Eyvonne Sharp return to discuss some of the operational considerations when using MPLS VPNs. We would like to thank Core BTS for sponsoring this episode of Network…
Short Take – Thinking About Your Career Trajectory
Jun 22 • 6 min
In this Short Take, Eyvonne explores how to think about your career trajectory and covers 5 questions you should ask yourself when planning your career.
History Of Networking – Dave Crocker – Email – Part 2
Jun 20 • 44 min
Few technologies are as ubiquitous as email. In Part 2 of this two-part series, Dave Crocker joins us to talk about the History of Email. Listen in as he talks about the early days of message exchange and how the technology evolved to be an integral part…
Off the Cuff – Microsoft Aquires GitHub
Jun 11 • 28 min
On June 4, 2018, Microsoft announced it will acquire GitHub for $7.5 billion. What does this acquisition mean for developers, the projects that use GitHub, and the online community surrounding it? Listen is as Network Collective discusses with this…
Short Take – Practical Career Advice
Jun 8 • 5 min
In this Network Collective Short Take, Russ talks about practical concepts network engineers need to know to succeed in their careers.
History Of Networking – Dave Crocker – Email – Part 1
Jun 6 • 39 min
Few technologies are as ubiquitous as email. In Part 1 of this two-part series, Dave Crocker joins us to talk about the History of Email. Listen in as he talks about the early days of message exchange and how the technology evolved to be an integral part…
Episode 28 – For the Love of NAT
May 30 • 55 min
When it comes to NAT, network engineers love it, they hate it, or the love to hate it. In this episode, Tom Hollingsworth and Nick Buraglio join us to talk about NAT, why it exists, and its continued role in networking. We would like to thank Core BTS for…
Short Take – Fixing The Problem
May 25 • 5 min
In this Network Collective short take, Russ shares a story about his time as an electrical engineer and the lesson he learned from it about fixing the problem.
History Of Networking – Martin Casado – Software Defined Networking
May 23 • 45 min
Today, every network vendor sells a solution labeled “software-defined”. But in the 2000’s, the networking stack was driven by constraints in hardware that could not be changed. In this History of Networking, Martin Casado joins us to talk about the ideas…
Short Take – Security As A Tradeoff
May 18 • 7 min
In this episode Russ White talks about how security absolutism is actually detrimental to securing important data and systems, and how shifting our view of security to a balance of tradeoffs would be a much better approach.
Episode 27 – State Of The Podcast
May 16 • 51 min
In this episode we’re changing things up a bit. Eyvonne, Russ, and Jordan come together to chat a bit about the past year and share some exciting news about where we are heading as a podcast. Thank you for making Network Collective possible and we’re…
Short Take – Telecommuting
May 11 • 7 min
In this Short Take, Russ White shares his thoughts on the pros and cons of telecommuting and what you can do to be a better remote employee.
History Of Networking – Geoff Houston – BGP Security
May 9 • 60 min
Recent history tells us that even after decades of pervasive use, BGP is far from a fully secure protocol. In this episode of History of Networking on Network Collective, Geoff Houston joins us to talk about how we got here and why previous attempts at…
Short Take – Cisco Field Area Networking
May 4 • 4 min
In this Network Collective Short Take, guest commentator Nick Buraglio shares his thoughts on field area networking after watching Cisco’s presentation on the topic at Networking Field Day 17. You can see the original NFD17 presentation here:…
Short Take – The Subsidiarity Principle
Apr 27 • 6 min
In this Network Collective Short Take, Russ White discusses how the subsidiarity principle can be applied to network design decisions.
History Of Networking – Tony Przygienda – History of BIER
Apr 25 • 44 min
In this History of Networking episode Tony Przygienda joins us to discuss his involvement in the origins of BIER (Bit Index Explicit Replication). BIER is a new take on an old problem, the efficient forwarding of point-to-multipoint (multicast) traffic.…
Short Take – Death Of The Seven Layer Model
Apr 20 • 6 min
In this Short Take Russ White argues that the traditional seven layer model for network communication is antiquated and inadequate in explaining modern networking. He also proposes an alternative model and invites everyone to the eventual funeral of the…
Episode 26 – Networking War Stories Part Deux
Apr 18 • 51 min
To celebrate the first anniversary of Network Collective, we invite a stellar panel of guests to share their networking war stories. We discuss challenging outages, difficult problems, and what we’ve learned along the way. Outro Music: Danger Storm Kevin…
Short Take – Disaggregation and Firewalls
Apr 13 • 5 min
In this Network Collective Short Take, Russ White explores how disaggregation can be expanded to everyone’s favorite security appliance, the firewall.
History Of Networking – Dino Farinacci – History of LISP
Apr 11 • 49 min
In this History of Networking episode of Network Collective we chat with Dino Farinacci about his contributions to the Locator/ID Separation Protocol, or LISP. Outro Music: Danger Storm Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By…
Short Take – In Defense of Sales Engineers
Apr 6 • 6 min
In this Network Collective short take, Eyvonne discusses the role of a sales engineer. She highlights the value sales engineers can bring to enterprises and outlines some ways you can get the most out of your relationship with your vendor or VAR sales…
Episode 25 – MPLS Part 1
Apr 4 • 49 min
In a new protocol deep-dive series, Nick Russo and Russ White return to discuss MPLS. In part one, we discuss the primary use cases for MPLS, label allocation, and what SD-WAN means for the future of MPLS. Show Notes: MPLS solves 3 fundamental problems,…
Short Take – Cisco Disaggregation Announcement
Mar 30 • 5 min
In this Network Collective short take, Jordan Martin shares his thoughts on the recent announcement from Cisco that they will be offering disaggregated solutions. Has Cisco seen the light? Will Cisco abandon hardware completely? Or are the doing all of…
History Of Networking – Dinesh Dutt – Divergence of Compute and Networking
Mar 28 • 52 min
The operation and management of compute and networking are unique in the the tools and skill-sets required, but do they necessarily need to be? Dinesh Dutt joins Network Collective to talk about the divergence of compute and networking, how it hasn’t…
Episode 24 – Building Resilient Networks
Mar 21 • 57 min
The need for resiliency in network infrastructure is almost a given, but how do you get there? John Herbert, Jody Lemoine and Pete Welcher join the Network Collective team to talk through the complexities involved in a highly available infrastructure. We…
History Of Networking – Tony Li – SSE and Hardware Switching
Mar 14 • 41 min
From processors, to FPGAs, to ASICs, and back again, Tony Li joins Network Collective’s History of Networking to talk through the impact that the Cisco SSE and hardware switching has had on the networking industry. Outro Music: Danger Storm Kevin MacLeod…
Episode 23 – Cloud Connectivity Part II
Mar 7 • 52 min
Miguel Villareal and Scott Wheeler come back and join Network Collective for a second episode, discussing the complexities involved in connecting to cloud infrastructure services and some strategies on how to mitigate them. We would like to thank Cumulus…
History Of Networking – Alia Atlas – Fast Reroute
Feb 28 • 55 min
We often take dynamic routing protocol failover for granted but there’s a lot of complexity that goes into ensuring resilient loop free alternative paths. In this episode of History of Networking, Alia Atlas joins Network Collective to talk about her…
Episode 22 – Securing BGP
Feb 21 • 50 min
In part 3 of our deep dive into BGP operations, Nick Russo and Russ White join us again on Network Collective to talk about securing BGP. In this episode we cover topics like authentication, advertisement filtering, best practices, origin security, path…
History Of Networking – Joel Halpern – Policy Based Management
Feb 14 • 53 min
In this History of Networking episode of Network Collective, Joel Halpern joins us to talk about the history of network modeling and policy based management in the standards bodies. Outro Music: Danger Storm Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under…
Episode 21 – Tools For Network Engineers
Feb 7 • 54 min
In this episode of Network Collective, Hank Yeomans and Jonathan Davis join us to take a look at some of our favorite tools as network engineers. Whether it’s hardware or software, tools are the things that help us do our jobs well, and if used correctly,…
Off the Cuff – NFD17 Wrap Up
Feb 1 • 48 min
Networking Field Day 17 (NFD17) was in Silicon Valley last week, with two of our co-founders participating as delegates – but the conversation doesn’t have to stop there. In this Off The Cuff episode of Network Collective, we’ve gathered a few of the…
History Of Networking – Paul Vixie – DNS Adoption
Jan 31 • 41 min
In a continued look at the history of DNS on the Internet, Paul Vixie joins Network Collective to talk about the adoption process of DNS. Outro Music: Danger Storm Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License…
Episode 20 – Cloud Connectivity
Jan 24 • 52 min
The flexibility of cloud infrastructure has had a significant impact on the way that organizations build out their infrastructure, but the industry is continuing to learn just how complicated connecting to cloud resources can be. In this episode of…
History Of Networking – Paul Mockapetris – Origins of DNS
Jan 17 • 47 min
Paul Mockapetris, co-inventor of the Domain Name System, joins Network Collective to talk about how DNS grew from an undesirable computer science experiment to one of the critical services that makes the Internet what it is today. Outro Music: Danger…
Episode 19 – BGP: Traffic Engineering
Jan 10 • 49 min
In this Community Roundtable episode, returning guests Russ White and Nick Russo continue our three part deep dive into the Border Gateway Protocol, or BGP, with a look at the mechanisms within the protocol to perform traffic engineering. Show Notes…
History Of Networking – Alistair Woodman – VoIP Continued
Jan 3 • 55 min
In this episode of History of Networking, Alistair Woodman joins us again to continue the conversation on the origins of commercial VoIP. Outro Music: Danger Storm Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License…
Episode 18 – Whitebox Networking
Dec 27, 2017 • 51 min
In Episode 18 of Network Collective, Pete Lumbis of Cumulus Networks and Kevin Myers of IP Architechs join us to talk about the pros and cons of running whitebox or commodity hardware in your network. There’s no denying that the price point on commodity…
History Of Networking – Jeff Tantsura – Segment Routing
Dec 20, 2017 • 48 min
In this episode of History of Networking, Jeff Tantsura (Chair of the IETF Routing Area Working Group and Consulting VP of Network Architecture at Futurewei) joins Network Collective to discuss the origins and history of Segment Routing. Episode Links: *…
Episode 17 – BGP: Peering and Reachability
Dec 13, 2017 • 54 min
In this Community Roundtable episode, returning guests Russ White and Nick Russo start our three part deep dive into the Border Gateway Protocol, or BGP, with a look at terminology, how peer relationships form, the differences between internal and…
History Of Networking – Alistair Woodman – VoIP
Dec 6, 2017 • 59 min
In this episode of History of Networking, Alistair Woodman joins us to discuss the beginnings of commercial VoIP including a look at early protocols, CTI and the early days of ATM versus Frame-Relay versus IP. Outro Music: Danger Storm Kevin MacLeod…
Episode 16 – Overview of Overlays
Nov 29, 2017 • 51 min
Whether it’s a single GRE tunnel or a full Datacenter fabric, network overlays have played significant role in empowering network engineers to implement policy beyond simple IP reachability. In episode 16 of Network Collective we take a broad look at the…
History Of Networking – Roland Dobbins – DDoS
Nov 22, 2017 • 62 min
In this episode of History of Networking on Network Collective, Roland Dobbins from Arbor Networks joins us to talk about his role in mitigating distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks on the internet. Outro Music: Danger Storm Kevin MacLeod…
Off the Cuff – Disaggregation
Nov 15, 2017 • 47 min
In this Off The Cuff episode of Network Collective, recorded live at the SDxE conference in Austin, TX, the panel discusses the current state of network disaggregation, whitebox switching, and where the disaggregated model makes sense in your network.…
History Of Networking – Fred Baker – RAVEN and Internet Surveillance
Nov 8, 2017 • 51 min
Fred Baker joins Network Collective for a second episode, this time sharing the story about how the IETF came to an official policy regarding systemic Internet surveillance and wiretapping in data networking. Show Notes * IETF Policy on Wiretapping – RFC…
Episode 15 – Characteristics of a Well Run Network
Nov 1, 2017 • 46 min
In episode 15, Pete Welcher and Chris Kane join us to talk about what exactly characterizes a well run network. Is it great documentation? Is it consistent application of best practices? Maybe it’s process and procedure? Join our guests, and the decades…
History Of Networking – Donnie Savage – EIGRP
Oct 26, 2017 • 60 min
Donnie Savage joins Network Collective to talk about his role in the history of EIGRP. From its early implementations to moving this formerly fully proprietary protocol through the IETF, Donnie has played a significant role in guiding EIGRP to where it is…
Episode 14 – Digging Deep into the IS-IS Routing Protocol
Oct 18, 2017 • 48 min
In a return to our routing protocol series, Russ White and Nick Russo join Network Collective to talk about some of the intricacies of the IS-IS routing protocol. While not usually found in enterprises, Service Providers have used IS-IS as the underlay to…
History Of Networking – Radia Perlman – Spanning Tree
Oct 12, 2017 • 37 min
Radia Perlman joins Network Collective to talk about the history of the Spanning Tree Protocol. Love it or hate it, it’s been a fundamental part of every Ethernet network for the past 30 years and isn’t likely to fade away any time soon. Outro Music:…
Episode 13 – A Look In The Mirror
Oct 4, 2017 • 51 min
In episode 13, the Network Collective hosts go it alone and take an introspective look at the engineering community, warts and all. We dig into topics relating to ego, hero mentality, overconfidence, short memories, and the negative side of the hype…
History Of Networking – Tony Li – BGP
Sep 27, 2017 • 38 min
Tony Li has had a distinguished career working as a networking software architect at some of the largest networking vendors in the world. In this episode of Network Collective, Tony joins us to discuss his involvement in the creation and implementation of…
Episode 12 – The VAR Show
Sep 20, 2017 • 48 min
Value Added Resellers play a critical role as trusted adviser in the networking industry. However, many customers don’t make the most of their VAR relationships. In Episode 12, our hosts explore the VAR relationship with VAR engineers Zach Miller and…
History Of Networking – Daniel Walton – BGP Churn And Add-Paths
Sep 13, 2017 • 44 min
Daniel Walton joins Network Collective for a second time to discuss the problem of churn in BGP routing tables, the steps taken to solve this problem, and the addition of add-path to the BGP protocol. Links, FYI: RFC 7911: Advertisement of Multiple Paths…
Episode 11 – Shaking The Status Quo
Sep 6, 2017 • 50 min
The network engineering community can get a bit stuck on ideas from time to time, and we take a stab at challenging some of these deeply held beliefs in Episode 11 of Network Collective. Join Ethan Banks, Mike Bushong, and the Network Collective crew as…
History Of Networking – Juliusz Chroboczek – Babel Routing Protocol
Aug 30, 2017 • 45 min
Babel is a relatively new routing protocol when compared to some of the more well established options, but due to some of its design considerations, it is very well suited for routing on distributed mesh networks. Babel’s creator, Juliusz Chroboczek,…
Episode 10 – Grassroots Automation
Aug 23, 2017 • 51 min
In episode 10 we look at how to take the first steps towards automating your network. What tools should you use? Should you learn a programming language? And if so, which one? Should you buy or build your automation? Do you need to become a full fledged…
History Of Networking – Daniel Walton – BGP Optimizations
Aug 16, 2017 • 47 min
In the late 1990s and early 2000s, BGP had some serious scaling issues that threatened it’s effectiveness as a protocol that could be used for the global routing table. Significant efforts were made to optimize the resource utilization and convergence…
Episode 9 – What Your Mamma Never Told You About OSPF
Aug 9, 2017 • 49 min
As a continuation of our deep dives into routing protocols, this episode of Network Collective takes a closer look at OSPF. What does graph theory, CAP theorem, and distributed databases have to do with routing? What exactly is that type 4 LSA for? What…
History Of Networking – Fred Baker – QoS & DS Bit
Aug 2, 2017 • 43 min
In this, the very first History Of Networking episode of Network Collective, Fred Baker joins us to talk about his involvement with Quality of Service and the Differentiated Services model. Fred Baker has been involved with the IETF since 1989, served as…
Episode 8 – Wireless Misconceptions
Jul 26, 2017 • 37 min
For many the world of wireless networking is a world that is dark and full of terrors, but it doesn’t have to be that way. In this episode of Network Collective, the panel reveals many of the most common wireless networking misconceptions so you too can…
Off The Cuff – Engineering In The Enterprise
Jul 19, 2017 • 45 min
Is engineering talent disappearing from the enterprise? Our panel thinks so, and has a conversation about the implications for both businesses and individuals. This episode was recorded at Cisco Live 2017 in Las Vegas, NV. Outro Music: Danger Storm Kevin…
Episode 7 – Extending Layer 2
Jul 12, 2017 • 61 min
There’s plenty of debate in the networking community about the merits of extending layer 2 networks, when you should do it, how you should do it, what pitfalls you should avoid, and what benefits you should expect. Join us as our panel discuss the finer…
Off The Cuff – Conferences And Social Media For Engineers
Jul 5, 2017 • 50 min
What is the value of conferences and social media for network engineering types? Come hear out panel talk about how these tools have enhanced and changed their careers. This episode was recorded at Cisco Live in Las Vegas, NV. Outro Music: Danger Storm…
Episode 6 – What I Wish I Had Known
Jun 22, 2017 • 47 min
In this episode of Network Collective, the panel takes some time to acknowledge some of the lessons they have learned along the way, and share what from them they wish they had known when they were starting out. Topics range from mentorship, study,…
Episode 5 – All You Ever Wanted To Know About EIGRP
Jun 7, 2017 • 57 min
In episode 5 the Network Collective panel dives deep into the inner-workings of EIGRP and how to tune the protocol to work best for you. This isn’t your run of the mill EIGRP training session though, so buckle up and dig in to learn a lot about a protocol…
Episode 4 – The Impact Of Increasing Encrypted Traffic
May 24, 2017 • 47 min
In episode 4 the panel discusses the ever increasing pervasiveness of encrypted traffic on our networks and how that encrypted traffic impacts the services that we run today. Outro Music: Danger Storm Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under…
Episode 3 – The Unique Challenges of Working in SMB
May 10, 2017 • 49 min
In this episode of Network Collective we dive in to the challenges of working as a technologist in a small or medium sized business (SMB). We look at things like staffing, budgets, and small business mindsets that make working in this space very different…
Off The Cuff – Cisco Acquiring Viptela
May 3, 2017 • 47 min
In this Off The Cuff episode of Network Collective, we talk about all aspects of Cisco’s announcement of their intent to acquire Viptela’s SD-WAN product. Who wins in this deal? What happens to Cisco’s existing SD-WAN product line? What happens to the…
Episode 2 – Choosing A Routing Protocol
Apr 26, 2017 • 41 min
In episode 2 our panel discusses some key differences between routing protocols and the details that should be considered before choosing to implement one over another. Is there any difference between IGP routing protocols at this point? When does it make…
Episode 1 – Top 10 Ways To Break Your Network
Apr 12, 2017 • 43 min
In episode 1, we take an introspective look back at some of our biggest mistakes when operating live production networks. The panel discusses outages that range from a total outage on a global MPLS network, to taking out a core switch due to an…