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Apple Pushes Subscriptions. This Will Flow Through To Enterprise IT Vendors.

Subscriptions increase selling price and profits for vendors. Customers don’t seem to realise.

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Aug 14, 2018
Network Break 197: Cisco & Arista Stop Arguing, Holes in Amazon Buckets,
41:09

Cisco and Arista agree to stop arguing about the command line for five years. Neither side got what they wanted which is a sign of a good legal settlement.

Cisco ships Viptela SD-WAN and it will run on existing models of ASR/ISR routers which is excellent news for customers. Here's hoping that Cisco spent time on code quality and reliaability.

Lets Encrypt is now in all the browsers as a root certificate instead of cross-signed by an intermediary.

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Aug 13, 2018
Weekly Show 402: Building A Network Automation Framework
2:41:06

On today's Weekly Show we talk about how to build a network automation framework. Scripting repeatable tasks is just the beginning. Guest Ken Celenza joins us to get into the details about automation principles, data models and schemas, testing code, and more.

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Aug 10, 2018
Got A Few Minutes? Take The 2018 Packet Pushers Audience Survey

It’s that time of year when we come to you, virtual hats in hand, to ask for a few minutes of your time to take our annual audience survey. Your responses help us in several ways: Feedback helps us suck less at what we do now (we hope) Feedback informs new ideas and initiatives (entirely […]

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Aug 10, 2018
Migration Was Rough But It’s Complete – Blameless Blamestorming

The problems are behind us. Here is some self-abuse with a postmortem. As usual, RSS feeds fail to migrate cleanly.

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Aug 10, 2018
Mist, VMware VeloCloud Partner On WLAN And WAN Visibility

WLAN vendor Mist has announced a partnership with VMware’s VeloCloud SD-WAN solution, in which Mist can interoperate with VeloCloud to improve visibility into, and troubleshooting of, wireless and WAN performance. Mist provides a cloud-based wireless controller and administrative interface for its APs. This cloud controller can make API calls to VeloCloud’s controller to ingest WAN […]

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Aug 09, 2018
Exploring Robot Framework For Automated Testing

As one of the least discussed frontiers of network automation, automated testing has always been a gray area in my mind.  For the tiny fraction of enterprises that are doing it today, I vaguely pictured a collection of one-off scripts and playbooks, but never quite saw the big picture of how this would all come […]

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Aug 09, 2018
IPv6 Buzz 006: Why And How To Test IPv6 Interoperability
47:21

Learn why and how you test IPv6 interoperability in the latest episode of the IPv6 Buzz podcast. Our guest is Tim Winters, director of the University of New Hampshire's InterOperability Lab.

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Aug 09, 2018
Datanauts 144: Managing Work Stress And Cognitive Biases
46:09

This Datanauts podcast episode dives into the realities of dealing with work stress, especially when trying to embrace time off and unplugging from work. Our guest is Eric Shanks.

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Aug 08, 2018
Network Break 196: Cisco Buys Duo Security; Arista Acquires WLAN Vendor

Listen to the latest Network Break podcast for analysis on big acquisitions from Cisco and Arista, the latest IaaS market share numbers, Google's reportedly censor-friendly search app, and more tech news.

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Aug 08, 2018
Juniper Announces New Acceleration Cards For SRX5000 Security Appliances

Juniper Networks has announced that it will soon begin shipping new SPC3 (Services Process Card) Advanced Security Acceleration cards for its SRX5000 line of security gateways, which includes the 5400, 5600, and 5800 appliances. These security appliances target large enterprises, service providers, and cloud providers. Customers can mix and match security features including firewalling, IPS, […]

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Aug 07, 2018
Juniper Announces New Acceleration Cards For SRX5000 Security Appliances

Juniper Networks has announced that it will soon begin shipping new SPC3 (Services Process Card) Advanced Security Acceleration cards for its SRX5000 line of security gateways, which includes the 5400, 5600, and 5800 appliances. These security appliances target large enterprises, service providers, and cloud providers. Customers can mix and match security features including firewalling, IPS, […]

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Aug 07, 2018
IPv6 Buzz 005: IPv6 Goes To College
28:05

In the latest IPv6 Buzz podcast, Scott and Tom discuss the state of IPv6 in universities and higher education. Additional topics include: * How universities and higher education can benefit from IPv6 adoption * How security differs (and doesn’t) in higher education environments and how that might impact IPv6 deployment * Some IPv6 address planning […]

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Aug 07, 2018
Gigamon Acquires SaaS Security Startup For Network Analytics

Gigamon has acquired Icebrg, a security startup that collects and analyzes network metadata to detect attacks and help security teams investigate incidents. Icebrg uses on-premises sensors to collect packet metadata from switches and routers, and then sends that data to its cloud platform. Customers then access the data from a portal for analysis and investigation. […]

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Aug 07, 2018
Gigamon Acquires SaaS Security Startup For Network Analytics

Gigamon has acquired Icebrg, a security startup that collects and analyzes network metadata to detect attacks and help security teams investigate incidents. Icebrg uses on-premises sensors to collect packet metadata from switches and routers, and then sends that data to its cloud platform. Customers then access the data from a portal for analysis and investigation. […]

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Aug 07, 2018
Network Break 195: Google Goes For Hybrid Cloud; Gigamon Buys Security Startup
43:49

The latest Network Break podcast analyzes Google's embrace of hybrid cloud, Gigamon's Icebrg acquisition for security analytics, a scrapped Qualcomm deal, and more tech news.

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Aug 06, 2018
PQ 152: An IETF Update On RIFT, BIER, SD-WAN And More
38:48

Today's Priority Queue podcast looks at what's new with key IETF networking projects including RIFT, BIER and PPR, as well as standards efforts around SD-WAN. Our guests are Russ White and Jeff Tantsura.

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Aug 06, 2018
Show 401: A Deeper Understanding Of Free Range Routing (FRR)
39:19

Today's Weekly Show podcast explores what's new in Free Range Routing (FRR), the open source routing stack. Our guest is Donald Sharp.

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Aug 06, 2018
Show 400: The Future Of Networking With Arpit Joshipura – Open Networking
55:53

The Packet Pushers explore open and open-source networking and their potential impact on network operations and design in the latest installment of the Future Of Networking series. Our guest is Arpit Joshipura of the Linux Foundation.

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Aug 01, 2018
Site Migration May Cause Service Interruption – Starts today

We are migrating the Packet Pushers website to new hosting today. Most people will not notice the difference and everything will be normal. Key features are massive increase in performance, IPv6 support and SSL/TLS by default. HOWEVER …… Last time we enabled SSL/TLS on the site many podcast apps stopped working forcing a roll back. […]

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Jul 30, 2018
Datanauts 143: Getting To Day 2 Cloud
47:54

Today's Datanauts podcast looks at Day 2 cloud issues including operations, training, understanding and managing costs, and of course, security. Our guest is Maish Saidel-Keesing.

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Jul 25, 2018
Document So You Can Go On Vacation

Here's 8 tips for creating useful IT process documentation so you can actually take a vacation now and then.

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Jul 24, 2018
Network Break 194: Amazon Spooks Switch Vendors; Big Switch Brings VPCs On Prem
43:44

Today's Network Break podcast tackles Amazon in the enterprise, Big Switch's new VPC capability, and more tech news analysis with guest John Fruehe

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Jul 23, 2018
How Smart Routing Enables Distributed Transformation For Remote Locations

Learn how smart routing can enable distributed transformation for even the most remote locations through session migration, duplication, and optimization.

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Jul 23, 2018
BiB 52 Redhat Ansible – Moving up and scaling out

Redhat Ansible talking about the future of Ansible, making it biggerer and betterer.

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Jul 20, 2018
BiB 51 Nyansa Networks Analytics for SD-WANs and Campus

Analytics for the real world WAN using agents to provide deeper visibility. Also Campus LANs and Wireless so you can build QOE dashboard.

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Jul 20, 2018
Seven Reasons Why We Automate ?

Hard things are fun, boring things means boring,

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Jul 20, 2018
Deutsche Telekom Joins The Linux Foundation, Deepens Investment in Open Source Networking – The Linux Foundation

Taking ownership of open source to replace vendor requests

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Jul 20, 2018
Show 399: Open Networking In Production

Today's Weekly Show episode brings a real-world perspective to disaggregation and whitebox with an engineer who's brought open networking into production. Our guests are Andrey Khomyakov and Pete Lumbis.

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Jul 20, 2018
BiB 50 Big Switch Networks Brings Off-prem to On-prem Network Field Day 18

Cloud First Networking – the challenge of networking in multiple clouds is substantial  How can we make on-prem look like the public cloud.  Don’t make AWS look like a on-prem network, make an off-prem network look like an on-prem network. Instead of configuring VRFs and VLANs, we should be configuring the public cloud equivalent of […]

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Jul 19, 2018
BiB 49 – IPinfusion – Its Takes Team to Make a Whitebox – Network Field Day 18

  Edgecore Edgecore is a wholly owned subsidiary of Accton Producing increasing diversity of network equipment, the range of possible applications of Broadcom silicon.  Includes a optical solution  the choice to focus on SP is interesting, does this imply that  All of these products run IPinfusion software.  Broadcom Talking about the breadth of their portfolio  […]

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Jul 19, 2018
Corvil Intelligence Hub Brings Machine Learning To Network Data

Corvil's Intelligence Hub uses machine learning to extract both IT and business insights from network data.

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Jul 18, 2018
Corvil Intelligence Hub Brings Machine Learning To Network Data

Corvil's Intelligence Hub uses machine learning to extract both IT and business insights from network data.

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Jul 18, 2018
BiB 48: Gluware at Network Field Day 18

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 […]

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Jul 18, 2018
Cato Networks Incorporates User Identity Into SD-WAN Policies

Cato Networks can now incorporate user identity and roles into SD-WAN policies.

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Jul 18, 2018
Cato Networks Incorporates User Identity Into SD-WAN Policies

Cato Networks can now incorporate user identity and roles into SD-WAN policies.

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Jul 18, 2018
Datanauts 142: Cloud-First Networking With Big Switch Networks (Sponsored)

Today on the Datanauts podcast, sponsor Big Switch talks about its cloud-first networking initiative and new products that aim to make your public and private clouds operationally consistent.

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Jul 18, 2018
Full Stack Journey 023: The Future Of Security With James Holland

Today's Full Stack Journey podcast peers into the future of security with guest James Holland. We talk about how security is moving up the stack, the use of automation, and what non-security folks can do to improve their organizations' security posture.

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Jul 17, 2018
New Network OS From Startup Arrcus Targets Whitebox Switching And Routing

ArcOS from startup Arrcus is the latest network operating system to emerge for whitebox switching and routing. What does Arrcus bring to this crowded table?

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Jul 17, 2018
BiB 047: Arrcus ArcOS Competes With Cisco, Juniper, Arista

Arrcus is a startup that’s built a modern network operating system for the disaggregated networking market. They are running on $15M of Series A funding, and as of 16-July-2018, they have emerged from stealth. In this briefing, Arrcus shared some of the details behind ArcOS, their core product offering.

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Jul 16, 2018