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The Packet Pushers Podcast Network offers continuous professional development for IT professionals. Keep up with networking, security, cloud, career, and more. We bring the IT community together--engineers, architects, vendors, developers, educators, etc. In this feed, listen to every conversation we record!

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Network Break 252: Big Tech Backlash Hits Google; Activist Investor Tells AT&T To Slash And Burn
1:01:59

On today's Network Break podcast, Google is the latest tech giant to face a tech backlash as U.S. Attorneys General launch an antitrust investigation, AT&T comes under fire from an activist investor, Microsoft partners with satellite broadband providers on ExpressRoute, Gigamon rolls out new software, and more tech news.

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Sep 16, 2019
Tech Bytes: Oracle And The Failsafe SD-WAN (Sponsored)
14:55

Today's Tech Bytes dives into failsafe SD-WAN with sponsor Oracle. We discuss how Oracle provides Quality of Experience through techniques such as continuous unidirectional measurement and sub-second response to network events. Our guest is Andy Gottlieb, VP, SD-WAN Solutions at Oracle.

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Sep 16, 2019
Heavy Networking 471: Routing-Centric Transformation With Arrcus’s ArcOS (Sponsored)
41:11

Today's Heavy Networking welcomes back sponsor Arrcus to discuss the latest advancements in its ArcOS NOS, including support for Jericho2 ASICs, the new ArcIQ Analytics platform, and the vote of confidence from investors in the form of a $30 million funding round. Our guests are Keyur Patel, CTO and founder; and Murali Gandluru, VP of Product Management.

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Sep 13, 2019
Heavy Networking 470: Why Does Networking Evolve So Slowly?
1:06:17

Packet Pushers host Greg Ferro found slides from a presentation he gave in 1999, and many of the points he raised are still relevant 20 years on. Why does networking take so long to change? The Packet Pushers and guests Jeremy Filliben, a CCDE trainer; and Emma Cardinal-Richards, a senior network architect; share their insights and opinions.

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Sep 11, 2019
Heavy Networking 469: Actionable QoS Monitoring
1:16:42

QoS is hard to monitor. How do you know you’ve gotten it right? If it’s not working the way you want, how can you tell? To help us form a network design strategy to cope with these QoS gotchas is Peter Welcher, a network architect at NetCraftsmen.

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Sep 10, 2019
Network Break 251: AWS Outage Is A Backup Reminder; What’s New At FutureNET?
55:25

Today's Network Break podcast delves into an AWS outage, tracks a slump in server sales, examines acquisitions by Commvault and Microsoft, and shares highlights from VMworld's FutureNET program. Guest Ed Horley stops by to share commentary and insights.

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Sep 09, 2019
IPv6 Buzz 034: Why AWS Embraces IPv6
31:13

AWS regards IPv6 as a key mechanism to enable customer agility, and to meet rising demands from new applications and devices, particularly IoT. In this episode, Scott and Tom interview Alan Halachmi, Senior Manager of Solutions Architecture at AWS. They discuss current and planned IPv6 support in AWS services, the cloud provider's challenges in deploying the protocol, and advice for cloud users on adopting IPv6.

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Sep 05, 2019
Datanauts 172: Getting Automation In Tune With Cisco Network Services Orchestrator (NSO) – Sponsored
1:07:48

Set phasers to automate! The Datanauts delve into Cisco's Network Services Orchestrator (NSO) on today's sponsored episode. We explore how NSO works, examine its architecture and configuration workflows, discuss use cases and more with guest Carl Moberg.

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Sep 04, 2019
Day Two Cloud 017: Grappling With Multi-Cloud’s Operational Implications
49:29

More and more organizations are adopting “multi-cloud" strategies. Some do it as a hedge against cloud system failures, others as a competitive cudgel. Day Two Cloud looks at the business, technical, and process implications with guest Alex Neihaus, a cloud infrastructure architect.

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Sep 04, 2019
Tech Bytes: Applying Cloud Principles To Networking With Big Switch Networks (Sponsored)
16:01

Today's sponsored Tech Bytes explores how Big Switch Networks applies cloud design principles to data center and cloud networks. Network engineers can provide a developer-friendly environment while still enforcing policy, enabling security controls, and getting visibility into the network. Our guest is Big Switch CTO Paul Unbehagen.

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Sep 03, 2019
Network Break 250: VMware Embraces Kubernetes; Dell Partners With VMware On Datacenters, SD-WAN
1:07:38

It's a heaping helping of Network Break as we try to parse all the Kubernetes pronouncements coming out of VMworld 2019, including Project Pacific and Tanzu Mission Control. Plus we cover new tech and new partnerships between Dell EMC and VMware, new products from Apstra and Mellanox, and HPE's latest financials.

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Sep 03, 2019
Heavy Networking 468: Making The Business Case For SD-WAN
42:25

Building a business case for SD-WAN involves more than just anticipating savings by moving from private circuits to business broadband connections. On today's Heavy Networking, we look at how to tie SD-WAN capabilities to business benefits, what to consider when developing a business case, how measure ROI, and more with guest Jason Gintert.

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Aug 30, 2019
Tech Bytes: Big Switch Brings Visibility, Control To Cloud Networking (Sponsored)
15:02

On today's sponsored Tech Bytes episode, Big Switch Networks discusses its latest products for hybrid and multi-cloud networking, including a new controller for AWS VPCs and more. Our guest is Paul Unbehagen, CTO at Big Switch.

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Aug 26, 2019
Network Break 249: VMware’s Buying Spree; Big Switch Doubles Down On Cloud Networking
53:16

Today's Network Break explores why VMware spent billions on Carbon Black, looks at new cloud networking products from Big Switch Networks, discusses why Google stopped sharing Android data with mobile carriers, and gawks at VMware's jaw-dropping tax break.

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Aug 26, 2019
Heavy Networking 467: The Journey To SDN
1:10:27

On today's Heavy Networking we look at one organization's journey to SDN, including pitfalls, triumphs, and lessons learned. Guest Sal Rannazzisi, principal network architect at a global pharmaceuticals company, shares details on dealing with vendors, finding and training engineers, developing internal processes, and more.

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Aug 23, 2019
IPv6 Buzz 033: ARIN’s Role In IPv6 Address Allocation
32:01

ARIN is the official network numbers register for IPv4 and IPv6 addresses, as well as ASNs, for North America. The IPv6 Buzz crew talk with Mark Kosters, ARIN's CTO, about its role in providing IPv6 address resources, policy, and advocacy.

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Aug 22, 2019
Day Two Cloud 016: Checking Up On Azure Kubernetes Service
43:48

On today's Day Two Cloud podcast, host Ned Bellavance checks in on Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS), which launched to the public in June of 2018. Ned and guest Justin Luk discuss why Microsoft rolled out AKS when it already had existing container services, business drivers for AKS, customer adoption, lessons learned, and more.

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Aug 22, 2019
Network Break 248: VMware Acquires Veriflow; Xirrus Changes Hands
42:06

Ned Bellavance drops in as guest co-host while Drew takes time off to make craft virtual donuts with an artisan baker in a remote mountain village. Ned and Greg analyze VMware's latest acquisition, discuss why Xirrus has changed hands, explore a new low-cost switch, opine on CloudFlare's forthcoming IPO, and more.

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Aug 19, 2019
Heavy Networking 466: Securing The Network That’s Everywhere With Open Systems (Sponsored)
46:55

Open Systems offers an integrated solution that combines a secure cloud access security broker with cloud integrated SD-WAN and a DevOps mentality that gives you a new way to design your increasingly complex perimeter security. Moritz Mann, Head of Product Management, joins us from Open Systems for our security chat.

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Aug 16, 2019
Datanauts 171: The Joy Of Engineering With William Lam
54:23

Turning to technical folks and their blogs is a good way to "not panic" when it comes to dealing with the trough of woe. In this episode, we'll talk to prolific technical blogger & VMware employee William Lam to get an insider's view of what happens to generate community-oriented content.

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Aug 14, 2019
Heavy Networking 465: Looking Backward and Forward with Harry Quackenboss
1:08:22

Harry Quackenboss is long time veteran of infrastructure technology. In networking he was a VP of Sales of Crescendo for FDDI networking (to the desktop) which was acquired by Cisco. He later founded Woven Systems as a high speed Ethernet company of the time and more lately CEO of cPlane, a SDN company now relaunched […]

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Aug 13, 2019
Network Break 247: Data Centers Are Not Quite Dead, AI is a Feature Not A Product

Not everything is broken this week although some things definitely are looking grim. We consider how really dead data centers are according to Gartner, Cisco gobbles some more AI for Webex while HPE gets more AI-ish for Bluedata. GTT Communications is in trouble while ATT Bribery case highlights that big companies are dumb. Snark and virtual donuts all round this week.

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Aug 13, 2019
Heavy Networking 464: Provocative Statements With Tom Hollingsworth
48:32

Today's Heavy Networking is a conversation with Tom Hollingsworth that ranges over a variety of provocative statements about the networking and technology industries, including "certifications are dead," "enterprise networking is dying," "BGP as a kitchen sink protocol is a bad idea," and more. Tom responds and discussions ensue.

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Aug 09, 2019
IPv6 Buzz 032: LinkedIn Recruits IPv6 – Challenges And Lessons Learned
27:19

LinkedIn has been working with IPv6 for years. On today's IPv6 Buzz episode, LinkedIn engineer Franck Martin discusses the technical and cultural challenges of adoption, explores why the company engaged with IPv6, and shares lessons to help others with their own deployments.

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Aug 08, 2019
Day Two Cloud 015: How To Prepare For And Run Azure Stack
44:46

What exactly are Day Two operations for Azure Stack? Does your company have the skill sets to properly manage and support your newly deployed hybrid cloud infrastructure? Today's episode, with guest Kristopher Turner, examines all the things you have to account for when planning and then running this integrated system.

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Aug 07, 2019
Network Break 246: Cloudflare Dumps 8chan; Cisco Settles Whistleblower Suit
40:58

This week's Network Break examines Cloudflare's decision to drop 8Chan, analyzes Cisco's settlement of a security-related whistleblower suit the company fought for eight years, discusses a new VMware/Google cloud partnership, reviews the latest financial news from tech vendors, and more.

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Aug 05, 2019
Heavy Networking 463: Under The Hood Of 400G Ethernet With Cisco (Sponsored)
35:28

400G Ethernet switches will ship by the end of 2019. We get under the hood of the fastest-ever version of Ethernet to find out how it works, the challenges of building the gear, differences between QSFP-DD and OSFP optics, and more. Our guests are Ray Nering and Lane Wigley of Cisco, the sponsor for today's podcast.

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Aug 02, 2019
BiB 081: 128 Technology Rethinks The WAN Router
7:38

128 Technology takes an interesting approach to WAN routing. In this Brief Briefing Ethan Banks and Drew Conry-Murray skim the surface of 128 Technology's approach, which includes stateful sessions, NAT, and encryption--but no tunneling. We also touch on use cases including SD-WAN and security. We also provide links to Networking Field Day videos that have much more detail.

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Aug 01, 2019
Datanauts 170: NRE Labs – A First Step For Network Automation Training
56:51

The Datanauts explore NRE Labs, a free site where network engineers, or anyone, can get training on automation concepts and tools. NRE Labs is backed financially by Juniper Networks, but it's a free and open-source project that welcomes community involvement. Matt Oswalt is our guide for this tour of NRE Labs.

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Jul 31, 2019
Tech Bytes: Healthcare Provider Cures Performance, Security Ills With Silver Peak SD-WAN (Sponsored)
16:38

On today's Tech Bytes podcast, sponsored by Silver Peak, we talk with a healthcare provider about how the organization uses Silver Peak's Unity Edge Connect SD-WAN to securely segment and prioritize electronic medical records traffic and enforce QoS on other essential applications.

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Jul 29, 2019
Network Break 245: VMware Buys Bitfusion for GPU Virtualization; Arrcus Scores $30 Million
55:18

Take a Network Break! VMware buys Bitfusion for GPU virtualization, Arrcus takes in a $30 million Series B round to grow its network OS business, Kentik announces AIOps to provide more insight for IT operations, the SD-WAN market races toward $5 billion by 2023, and more tech news. Guests Ethan Banks and Phil Gervasi stop by for virtual muffins and commentary.

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Jul 29, 2019
Heavy Networking 462: You’re Not A Coder, But You Need A Coder
1:08:55

Today's Heavy Networking looks at the pros and cons of having a dedicated developer on an infrastructure team to create and maintain automation tools. Our guests are Brian Gleason and Jeremy Schulman.

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Jul 26, 2019
IPv6 Buzz 031: Learning IPv6 At The Host OS Level
29:06

Learn about how IPv6 works on host OSs on today's IPv6 Buzz podcast. Tom Coffeen and Scott Hogg talk with Ed Horley about the host OS course he's teaching. They discuss how to set up a lab, how v6 differs from v4 at the host level, key differences in support for DHCPv6, and more.

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Jul 25, 2019
Day Two Cloud 014: Turning A “Get Us Into Cloud” Order Into Operational Reality
38:17

On today's Day Two Cloud we dive into the challenges of adopting and operationalizing a cloud deployment with guest Mark Gossa. We discuss how to incorporate DevOps principles and automation tools into the organization, examine tool options such as Terraform, and chat about going serverless.

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Jul 24, 2019
Heavy Networking 461: Key Concepts Of Intent-Based Networking
58:56

On today’s Heavy Networking, we peer behind the curtain of Intent-Based Networking (IBN) with guest Phil Gervasi, who wrote a pair of white papers for the Packet Pushers' Ignition membership site. We discuss core concepts of IBN, including network abstraction, continuous validation, and automated remediation.

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Jul 24, 2019
Network Break 244: IBM, AT&T Play Cloud Footsie; Oracle Tries To Force-Choke AWS Over JEDI Contract
49:30

Today's Network Break is all about cloud wheeling and dealing. IBM and AT&T ink a multi-billion cloud deal, but AT&T has also announced a cloud partnership with Microsoft. Oracle looks for ways to get back into the running for a fat Defense Department cloud contract, IBM announces its Q2 financials, and more tech news.

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Jul 23, 2019
Tech Bytes: AppNeta Blends Network Data, Synthetic Transactions For Performance Visibility (Sponsored)
16:13

Today's Tech Byte podcast, sponsored by AppNeta, delves into how AppNeta provides visibility and real-time insight into network performance by monitoring the end-to-end network path and capturing packets and flows, and performs synthetic testing for an accurate measure of user experience.

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Jul 22, 2019
Heavy Networking 460: Extending The Life Of Your Cabling Plant With InterOptic (Sponsored)
45:24

On today's Heavy Networking, sponsored by InterOptic, we explore how to extend the life of your cabling plant as you grow to 100G Ethernet. We get very nerdy on cabling, modules, lasers, and more with guests Robert Coenen, VP of Business Development at Interoptic; and Alex Latzko, lead network architect at Server Central Turing Group.

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Jul 19, 2019
Datanauts 169: Understanding RESTful APIs For Infrastructure Engineers
1:01:49

RESTful APIs are the subject, Ethan Banks is the student, and Chris Wahl is the teacher in today's Datanaut's podcast. Chris and Ethan explore foundational concepts about RESTful APIs and how they work, examine the anatomy of an API conversation, and discuss why APIs are a key to automation.

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Jul 17, 2019
Full Stack Journey 033: Transitioning From Engineering To Product Management
39:13

Scott Lowe talks with Yasmin Rajabi about her move from an engineering role to product management, including why she made the transition, the technical skills that translated to her new role, what new things she had to learn, and more.

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Jul 16, 2019