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Heavy Networking 486: Measuring Global Performance Of The Big 5 Cloud Providers (Sponsored)
Nov 15 • 52 min
Sponsor ThousandEyes comes on Heavy Networking to review their research on the global cloud performance of AWS, Azure, GCP, AliCloud, and IBM. Their data measures and compares public clouds from a networking perspective, helping us figure out optimal…
IPv6 Buzz 039: Bringing IPv6 Into Enterprise Wireless
Nov 14 • 31 min
In this week’s episode, Ed and Tom discuss enterprise wireless and IPv6 with Joe Neville. Joe is a technical consultant at HPE/Aruba, where he is heavily focused on IPv6 in the enterprise. He’s recently produced a series of in-depth IPv6 configuration…
Day Two Cloud 023: Optimizing Multi-Cloud Connectivity With VeloCloud (Sponsored)
Nov 13 • 44 min
You need to put workloads in places that make operational and economic sense. When you’ve done that thoughtfully, you’re going to end up with workloads in a mix of places: AWS. Azure. GCP. And then a variety of on-premises locations–colocation, your own…
Heavy Networking 485: Understanding Edge Exchanges
Nov 12 • 64 min
Guest Alex Marcham returns to Heavy Networking to explore edge exchanges. Like Internet exchanges, the goal of an edge exchange is to provide direct interconnection and traffic exchange between provider networks, but edge exchanges move that…
Tech Bytes: Enabling Agility And Security With Tufin Policy Automation (Sponsored)
Nov 12 • 15 min
On today’s Tech Bytes, our sponsor is Tufin, and we’re going to dig into the concept of agility in the enterprise, particularly as organizations adopt cloud services and container-based applications. Our guest is Aleck Brailsford, Director of Sales…
Network Break 260: Pica8 Launches Campus Automation Framework; VMware Adds IPS To NSX
Nov 12 • 61 min
Brad Casemore from IDC joins Network Break as a guest commentator, and we’ve got a ton to talk about, including a new campus automation framework from Pica8, new IPS capabilities in VMware’s NSX, the release of a limited beta for VMware’s Kubernetes…
Heavy Networking 484: Cloud And SD-WAN Are New Opportunities To Rethink Your Network (Sponsored)
Nov 8 • 41 min
Today on Heavy Networking, sponsor Open Systems comes on the podcast to discuss the new opportunities—and challenges—for networking in a time when more applications and services are running in the cloud. We explore how cloud services affect WAN design,…
Day Two Cloud 022: Day Two Cloud Scales Out And Up!
Nov 6 • 37 min
Change is inevitable, and sometimes even welcome. Sometimes you need to shift careers or try out a new food. Other times someone tells you that you only need one space after a period, and while that person is obviously a lunatic, you discover the world is…
Heavy Networking 483: SD-WAN Incompetence, Myths, And Fallacies
Nov 4 • 68 min
Managed Service Providers (MSPs) are trying to sell SD-WAN services by convincing you that you don’t have the staff, training, or competence to operate an SD-WAN. On today’s Heavy Networking, Greg Ferro and Ethan Banks pick this argument apart to see if…
Tech Bytes: Monitoring 100Gbps Circuits With AppNeta (Sponsored)
Nov 4 • 15 min
As the throughput on WAN circuits ramps up, organizations may struggle to monitor performance and the end user experience. On today’s Tech Bytes podcast, we talk with sponsor AppNeta about how to get visibility all the way to up 100Gbps links. Our guests…
Network Break 259: Fortinet Buys Endpoint Security Company; Arista Shares Squashed By Cloud Titan
Nov 4 • 45 min
The latest Network Break covers Fortinet’s acquisition of endpoint security company EnSilo, digs into Gigamon’s new network detection and response product, covers Extreme Networks’ launch of ExtremeCloud IQ, reports on the latest tech financial results,…
Heavy Networking 482: Test Your Limits With The TRex OSS Traffic Generator
Nov 1 • 73 min
TRex is an open source traffic generator, and the project is backed by Cisco. On today’s Heavy Networking, TRex’s lead developer Hanoch Haim joins us to dive into details on the software. Haim is also a Principal Engineer at Cisco.
IPv6 Buzz 038: IPv6 In The Federal Government
Oct 31 • 31 min
In this week’s episode Ed, Scott and Tom discuss IPv6 in the United States’ federal government and Department of Defense with Jeremy Duncan. As a founder and leading partner of the consultancy Tachyon Dynamics, Jeremy is an IPv6 expert with nearly 15…
Day Two Cloud 021: Nice Design; We Need To Change It – The Reality Of Building A Cloud Service
Oct 30 • 42 min
Every project starts out with a great idea. But no great idea survives first contact with reality. Implementation details get in the way. Users have “requests” and “opinions”. And the worst part is they’re probably right. That first idea turns into a…
Full Stack Journey 035: Testing And Validation For Infrastructure As Code
Oct 29 • 41 min
Gareth Rushgrove joins Scott Lowe on the Full Stack Journey podcast. Today’s episode examines Infrastructure-as-Code (IaC). IaC is not a new topic on the podcast; we’ve talked about Terraform (Episode 27), Pulumi (Episode 30), and Lyra (Episode 32). This…
Network Break 258: Aruba Stacks Up New Switches; SpaceX Promises Satellite Broadband In 2020
Oct 28 • 49 min
Today’s Network Break examines new campus and data center switches from Aruba, looks at new SD-WAN gear from Riverbed, discusses Teridion PoPs in China for SD-WAN, explores financial results from Juniper and AWS, and much more. Guest Ed Horley joins as…
Heavy Networking 481: Enhancing Cloud Security With Network Detection And Response From ExtraHop (Sponsored)
Oct 25 • 48 min
ExtraHop is our sponsor for today’s Heavy Networking podcast. We dive into Network Detection and Response (NDR) with CTO and co-founder Jesse Rothstein. We explore how to enhance your security posture with NDR, how to use it in the cloud, ExtraHop’s…
Datanauts 173: Goodnight, Datanauts
Oct 23 • 19 min
This is, sadly, the final episode of the Datanauts podcast. Chris Wahl and I had an extraordinary adventure busting IT silos, comparing notes, lobbing things over the wall at each other, and trying to sort out what the new IT stack looks like. Why? We’ll…
Heavy Networking 480: WTF Is Digital Transformation?
Oct 22 • 65 min
Today’s Heavy Networking tries to leak some of the hot air out of the term “digital transformation” to see what this term really means for IT and the business, and what the impact of transformation might be on engineers responsible for such initiatives.…
Tech Bytes: How ExtraHop Leverages Cloud-Native Traffic Mirroring For Security (Sponsored)
Oct 21 • 17 min
Today’s Tech Bytes podcast, sponsored by ExtraHop, explores networking and the public cloud. Yes, you still need to do networking, but the cloud is going to make things a little more dynamic. We look at how you can get visibility into cloud networking for…
Network Break 257: Cumulus Networks Heads To Campus; Stealthy Pensando Emerges To Target Edge Computing
Oct 21 • 59 min
On today’s Network Break we examine Cumulus’s move into campus networking, Thoma Bravo’s multi-billion-dollar bid for Sophos, and the limited debut of 5G in the UK. We also try to parse a buzzword-laded press release announcing stealthy startup Pensando…
Heavy Networking 479: Scaling Up Your DDoS Protection With Juniper Networks And Corero (Sponsored)
Oct 18 • 41 min
On today’s sponsored Heavy Networking, we talk with Juniper Networks and Corero about how they’ve partnered on a unique solution to thwart DDoS attacks at the network edge using Juniper’s MX routers and Corero’s SmartWall Threat Defense Director (TDD).…
IPv6 Buzz 037: Understanding And Working With IPv6 Special Addresses
Oct 17 • 33 min
IPv6 special addresses, such as Link Local Addresses, are IP addresses registered for specific reasons. In this follow-up to last week’s episode IPv4 Special Addresses and IPv6 Adoption, Ed, Scott and Tom discuss IPv6 special address ranges, how they are…
Day Two Cloud 020: Design Tips For Cloud Networking Success
Oct 16 • 46 min
The network is always assumed guilty until proven innocent. And that has gotten even harder as new cloud networking technologies roll out. VPCs, Vnets, DirectConnect, Kubernetes, Calico–the list goes on and on. Making sure that the things that should talk…
Tech Bytes: Implementing Sensible Network Segmentation With Tufin (Sponsored)
Oct 15 • 14 min
Today’s Tech Bytes episode, sponsored by Tufin, explores network segmentation, why organizations need it, and how to implement sensible segmentation even as networks get more complex. Our guest is Sagi Bar-Zvi, Strategic Pre-Sales Manager at Tufin. We…
Heavy Networking 478: Leveraging LTE For SD-WAN With Cradlepoint (Sponsored)
Oct 15 • 49 min
Today’s Heavy Networking show is sponsored by Cradlepoint, which provides wireless WAN networking. Our guest Marc Bresniker, VP of Product Management, joins us to discuss using LTE for WAN connections including IoT, and to explore the benefits of using…
Network Break 256: Startup Forward Networks Nabs $35 Million; Vodafone Dials OpenRAN For Incumbent Alternatives
Oct 15 • 57 min
Today’s Network Break podcast is chock full of inspirational cynicism. We cover fresh funding for Forward Networks, Vodafone trialing OpenRAN gear, SUSE closing the door on OpenStack, Extreme Networks shifting StackStorm to the Linux Foundation, and more…
Heavy Networking 477: Segment Routing Boot Camp With Juniper Networks (Sponsored)
Oct 11 • 57 min
Today on Heavy Networking we go deep on segment routing, a way to encode into a packet the path it should take through the network. Guest Ron Bonica, Distinguished Engineer at Juniper Networks, offers a detailed look at how segment routing works;…
Heavy Networking 476: Running ACI And NSX In The Same Data Center
Oct 8 • 65 min
On today’s Heavy Networking our guest walks us through a project that brought both ACI and NSX into the same data center at a very large company. We discuss the drivers for ACI in the underlay and NSX in the overlay, the learning curves on each product,…
Tech Bytes: MidSouth Bank Invests In Network Performance, Visibility With Silver Peak SD-WAN (Sponsored)
Oct 7 • 16 min
MidSouth Bank serves Louisiana and Texas with 49 branches and nearly two billion dollars in assets. When Daniel Hereford joined the bank as SVP and CIO, the organization was transitioning to a hybrid cloud model and needed more flexibility from its WAN to…
Network Break 255: Adtran Gets Into SD-WAN; Google Preps Chrome To Block HTTP Mixed With HTTPS
Oct 7 • 56 min
Today’s Network Break analyzes Adtran’s entry into the SD-WAN market, a new IBN product from Lumina Networks, the latest software upgrade from NTOP, Google’s timeline for blocking HTTP elements in HTTPS sessions in Chrome, plus a couple of detailed…
Heavy Networking 475: Anticipating 5G’s Impact On Enterprise Wi-Fi
Oct 4 • 59 min
On today’s Heavy Networking podcast, Greg and Ethan engage in a thought experiment: Will 5G and private LTE allow enterprises to get rid of their own wireless networks and shift much of that responsibility on telcos and just let them do it? They explore…
IPv6 Buzz 036: IPv4 Special Addresses And IPv6 Adoption
Oct 3 • 24 min
In this episode, Ed, Scott and Tom discuss IPv4 special address ranges, the reasons behind efforts to make them globally routable, and what impact this is likely to have on IPv6 adoption. Topics discussed include: * The special reserved IPv4 ranges being…
Day Two Cloud 019: Building Your First CI/CD Pipeline
Oct 2 • 41 min
CI/CD: You’ve seen it in literature, heard it on podcasts, and you have a vague notion of what it might be. Now you’re being asked to help the development team put together an automated delivery process for their cloud application. Suddenly CI/CD is not…
Network Break 254: Amazon Develops Wireless Gadget Protocol; Mellanox Gear Harmonizes With SONiC
Oct 1 • 62 min
Network Break feasts on a variety of tech news including a new wireless protocol proposed by Amazon, Mellanox support for the SONiC NOS, Palo Alto Networks saying it will build an SD-WAN offering, a dip in cloud infrastructure spending, and more.
BiB082 – LPWANs, Amazon Sidewalk and Apple U1 Wideband
Oct 1 • 7 min
Amazon Sidewalk is a SDWAN-based LPWAN over internet using their extensive device portfolio as nodes in a new service. Apple U1 Wideband uses radio technology to improve device tracking, location services and possibly even more health detection…
Tech Bytes: The Value Of Software Quality With Arista Networks (Sponsored)
Sep 30 • 16 min
You’re listening to Tech Bytes, a short, sharp sponsored conversation where we grab a technology or concept and see how much juice we can squeeze out of it in about 15 minutes. Our sponsor today is Arista Networks and we’re going to talk about how…
Heavy Networking 474: Find Breaches With Continuous Monitoring From Open Systems (Sponsored)
Sep 27 • 40 min
On today’s Heavy Networking, sponsor Open Systems joins us to talk about its continuous security monitoring capabilities that help customers find breaches quickly. Our guest is Dave Martin, Senior Director for Product Management of Threat Response at Open…
Network Neighborhood: Corporate Communications And The IT Community With Dana Iskoldski
Sep 25 • 55 min
On today’s Network Neighborhood we talk with Dana Iskoldski, Corporate Communications Manager at BlueCat Networks. We discuss the role of corporate comms in tech, how the position straddles marketing and community engagement, and how Dana grapples with…
Full Stack Journey 034: Choosing Your Own Adventure
Sep 24 • 44 min
Today’s Full Stack Journey podcast is all about striking out on your own and setting up as an independent. That’s exactly what Ned Bellavance did back in April of this year. In this episode, I chat with Ned about leaving a good position at a stable…