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Technology news and analysis for IT professionals delivered with a healthy dose of skepticism. Grab some coffee and a virtual donut, and keep up with everything that's happening in IT.

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Network Break 230: Google Anthos Targets Hybrid Cloud; Cisco Puts ACI In AWS
50:03

Today's Network Break issues a few corrections, and then delves into hybrid cloud news from Google and Cisco, examines a new SD-WAN service from Juniper, discusses Sungard's bankruptcy, and other tech news.

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Apr 15, 2019
Network Break 229: Aruba Announces New Wi-Fi Products; Intel Targets The Data Center
43:56

On today's Network Break we examine new product announcements from Aruba and Intel, discuss Amazon's plans to launch broadband satellites, analyze Kemp Technologies' acquisition by a private equity company, and more tech news.

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Apr 08, 2019
Network Break 228: ASUS Spanked By Malware; Cisco Launches Decibel Venture Firm
47:17

Take a Network Break. This week we analyze how ASUS got spanked by clever attackers, lazy software patching from Cisco and Huawei, a new venture firm funded by Cisco to spur enterprise startups, the latest release of OpenDaylight, and more IT news.

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Apr 01, 2019
Network Break 227: Facebook’s Plaintext Password Blunder; How Google’s Gaming Service Might Impact Broadband
49:36

Today's Network Break looks at Facebook's plaintext password blunder, Nokia's new investment in the IETF, the potential impact of Google's gaming service on broadband, new products from VMware and Dell EMC, and more tech news.

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Mar 25, 2019
Network Break 226: Facebook Announces New Open Compute Switches; F5 Buys NGINX
36:11

Today's Network Break discusses new Facebook switches released through the Open Compute Project, examines two significant acquisitions--F5 buying NGINX and NVIDIA ponying up for Mellanox--and reviews more tech and IT news.

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Mar 18, 2019
Network Break 225: Juniper Buys WiFi Startup Mist Systems; Huawei Sues The U.S.
38:48

Today's Network Break analyzes Juniper's $405 billion purchase of WiFi vendor Mist Systems, discusses VMware's new service-defined firewall, digs into the launch of a new security analytics service, opines on Huawei's lawsuit against the U.S., plus more tech news.

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Mar 11, 2019
Network Break 224: Beware TLS Alternatives; Volta Networks And Veriflow Launch New Products
48:51

Today's Network Break examines a ETS, a proposed alternative to TLS 1.3 that enables decryption, looks at ICAAN's call for DNSSEC everywhere, discusses new products from startups Volta Networks and Veriflow, and much more tech news.

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Mar 04, 2019
Network Break 223: Google Launches Hybrid Cloud Beta; Palo Alto Acquires Demisto
37:02

Today's Network Break examines Google's new hybrid cloud beta release, Palo Alto's acquisition of security orchestrator Demisto, research by Duo Security on Chrome browser extensions, and more tech news.

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Feb 25, 2019
Network Break 222: SnapRoute Launches Network OS; Carbonite Buys Webroot
52:01

Today's Network Break covers a brand new network OS from SnapRoute, new features in VMware's SD-WAN appliances, Carbonite's acquisition of Webroot, Cisco and Arista financial results, and more tech news.

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Feb 18, 2019
Network Break 221: Cisco Calls Privacy A Human Right; VMware Revamps Recertification
33:33

Today's Network Break podcast analyzes Cisco's call for privacy legislation and CEO Chuck Robbins' assertion that privacy is a human right. We also dive into VMware's revamped recertification policy, a new Sprint/Meraki partnership, tactical Azure Stack hardware, and more tech news.

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Feb 11, 2019
Network Break 220: Cisco Announces ACI Anywhere; U.S. Prosecutors Target Huawei
38:35

Today's Network Break analyzes a slew of Cisco Live announcements including ACI Anywhere and HyperFlex for edge deployments, Huawei's run-ins with U.S. prosecutors, financial results from Juniper Networks and Mellanox, and more tech news.

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Feb 04, 2019
Network Break 219: Beware DNS Tampering; Arrcus Tackles 400G Switches
50:05

Today's Network Break examines a US Homeland Security advisory on DNS tampering, covers 400G switching news from Arrcus and Huawei, analyzes financial results from Intel and F5, and more. Plus stay tuned for a sponsored Tech Bytes conversation with Nubeva about its cloud packet broker.

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Jan 28, 2019
Network Break 218: AWS Launches New Backup Service; Rubrik Rakes In VC Bucks
45:07

Today's Network Break analyzes a new AWS backup service, Rubrik's latest infusion of VC cash, whether the tech sector has reached its natural growth limit and what that means for how tech companies are valued, a Juniper/IBM deal, and more.

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Jan 21, 2019
Network Break 217: Mixed Signals On IT Spending; Cisco Buys Luxtera
39:14

Today's Network Break podcast forecasts 2019 IT trends, analyzes new industry reports on IT spending, reviews the continuing fallout from Ericsson's outage, detects a bit of consumer backlash against gadget surveillance and more tech news analysis.

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Jan 14, 2019
Network Break 216: 2018 Observations And 2019 Speculations
43:15

Happy new year! Today's Network Break episode analyzes key themes and tech trends from 2018, and looks ahead on what might influence and affect IT and tech in 2019. Ethan Banks joins as guest prognosticator.

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Jan 07, 2019
Network Break 215: Dell Buys Its Way To Wall Street; Arista Inks Container Partnerships
46:31

On today's Network Break we analyze Dell's move back onto the public market, Arista's partnerships for container networking, startup funding, new products, and more of what's happening in IT.

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Dec 17, 2018
Network Break 214: Huawei Blues; Service Meshes Go Corporate
1:05:43

Today's Network Break podcast analyzes the latest rounds of trouble for Huawei, new silicon from Barefoot Networks, two service mesh announcements from F5 and VMware, and more. Denise Donohue joins as guest analyst.

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Dec 10, 2018
Network Break 213: Amazon Plants Outposts On Premises; Juniper Acquires Multi-Cloud Startup
56:36

Today's Network Break analyzes the impact of AWS announcements including Outposts and Transit Gateway, Juniper's HTBASE acquisition, VMware's Q3 financial results, and more of what's happening in IT.

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Dec 03, 2018
Network Break 212: More Insight On Cisco SD-WAN; Google Cloud’s New Boss
47:33

On today's Network Break we get more insight into recent Cisco news on SD-WAN and WLAN controllers, discuss Google Cloud's curious choice for a new boss, examine the U.S. government's latest move against Huawei, and other tech news.

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Nov 26, 2018
Network Break 211: Oracle Buys Into SD-WAN; Cisco Debuts New Catalyst Switches
49:45

On today's Network Break we examine why Oracle bought an SD-WAN vendor, discuss new Cisco switches and its new SD-WAN strategy, opine on BlackBerry's billion dollar security purchase, and more tech news.

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Nov 19, 2018
Network Break 210: VMware Buys Heptio; Cisco, AWS Partner On Hybrid Cloud
38:13

VMware and Cisco make moves to stay relevant in the age of Kubernetes and the cloud, Dell EMC releases new ToR switches with an odd lack of fanfare, Cisco releases another security advisory, and more tech news analysis from the Network Break podcast.

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Nov 12, 2018
Network Break 209: Cisco Debuts 400G Switches; IBM Buys Red Hat
43:17

Cisco throws its hat in the 400G ring with switches built on two different ASICs, IBM buys Red Hat and the tech industry says "Good luck with that," Pica8 and Dell partner on campus and edge briteboxes and more tech news analysis on this week's Network Break.

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Nov 05, 2018
Network Break 208: Apple Demands Bloomberg Retraction; Arista Announces 400G Switches
44:34

Today's Network Break news review looks at Apple's demand for a Bloomberg retraction, Arista's new 400GbE switches, the sentencing of an Equifax engineer for insider trading, quarterly financials from Check Point and Juniper, and more tech news.

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Oct 29, 2018
Network Break 207: Cisco Ships Disaggregated Nexus Switch; Arista Launches CloudVision For The Campus
43:58

Network Break peels away the marketing layers of the latest tech news, including a newly launched Cisco Nexus switch, Arista's foray into campus WLANs, a new privacy policy from Apple, a creepy Amazon patent, and more.

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Oct 22, 2018
Network Break 206: Bloomberg Doubles Down On Hardware Hacks; Juniper Goes Multicloud
46:14

Guest pontificator Tom Hollingsworth joins Network Break to discuss the latest Bloomberg hardware hack story, Juniper's embrace of multicloud, a new NAT service from Google and other tech news.

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Oct 16, 2018
Network Break 205: Bloomberg’s Microchip Story Raises Major Questions
41:22

On today's Network Break we examine Bloomberg's controversial claim that China implanted microchips on Supermicro motherboards to spy on US businesses and government agencies. We also drill into news from Edgecore Networks, Cisco, and the Wi-Fi Alliance.

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Oct 08, 2018
Network Break 204: Azure Announces Virtual Network Tap; SolarWinds To Go Public

Today's Network Break delves into news from Microsoft Ignite, including a virtual network tap in Azure and SD-WAN integrations. SolarWinds aims to go public, Michael Dell touts public cloud repatriation, and more tech news.

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Oct 01, 2018
Network Break 203: Linus Learns About Emotions; Juniper Software Goes To The Edge
39:02

Stay on top of the latest IT news with Network Break. Today's episode examines Linus Torvald's public apology, new edge software from Juniper, AWS hardware for the enterprise, the latest VMware hybrid cloud partnership and more tech news.

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Sep 24, 2018
Network Break 202: Cisco Upgrades ASR; Arista Acquires Metamako
48:24

Network Break reviews the latest IT news. On today's episode Cisco upgrades its ASR 9000 platform, Arista buys a maker of FPGA-powered switches, mobile carriers partner on an SSO service, Marvell steps away from programmable ASICs, and more.

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Sep 17, 2018
Network Break 201: Azure Wounded By Power Surge; NIST Tackles BGP Security
55:54

Today's fully caffeinated Network Break episode examines an Azure outage, a NIST specification for BGP security, eBay's open-source server design, and more tech news. Then stay tuned for a sponsored Coffee Talk with 128 Technology on session-oriented routing.

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Sep 10, 2018
Network Break 200: VMware Navigates Multicloud Perils And Opportunities
29:32

Today's Network Break analyzes key product announcements and news from VMware's VMworld 2018 conference, including vSphere Platinum, Amazon RDS on premises, and VMware's strategy to win in a multicloud world.

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Sep 04, 2018
Network Break 199: Arista, VMware Team Up; Microsoft To Share Network Emulator
57:03

On today's Network Break, Arista and VMware integrate CloudVision and NSX, Microsoft pledges to open-source a network emulator, TLS 1.3 gets final approval, and more tech news analysis. And stay tuned after the news for a Coffee Talk with Silver Peak customer Blue Shield of California.

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Aug 28, 2018
Network Break 198: VMware Targets Security; Cisco’s Software Embrace
48:19

VMware pivots to security via NSX, Cisco embraces software as the company evolves, NetApp launches a private cloud architecture and more tech news analysis on this week's Network Break podcast with guest Ed Horley.

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Aug 20, 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
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
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
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
Network Break 193: Broadcom Acquires CA; Intel Picks Up eASIC

Today's Network Break analyzes Broadcom's surprising bid for CA, Intel's eASIC purchase, a mysterious new venture from Viptela's founders & more tech news

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Jul 16, 2018
Network Break 192: Dell Goes Public Again; Vodafone Trials Whitebox Optical

Take a Network Break! Today we analyze Dell's return to the public market, Vodafone's optical whitebox tests, an LTE vulnerability & more tech news.

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Jul 09, 2018
Network Break 191: Juniper Brings EVPN To Campus; Extreme Upgrades The Edge

Find out why Juniper supports EVPN and VXLAN in the campus, what Extreme Networks is doing at the edge, who's pushing fog computing & more tech news analysis in the latest Network Break podcast.

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Jul 02, 2018
Network Break 190: Aruba Joins SD-WAN Party; Cisco Buys Into WiFi Location Services

Take a Network Break! We analyze Aruba's launch of SD-Branch, Cisco's acquisition of a WiFi location services company, ATT's sale of dozens of data centers, and more tech news.

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Jun 25, 2018
Network Break 189: The Big Cisco Live Roundup; LiveAction Buys Savvius

Today's Network Break analyzes all the happenings from Cisco Live US 2018, plus the latest from VMware, LiveAction, Comcast and other tech news.

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Jun 18, 2018
Network Break 188: Microsoft Buys More Friends, Huawei is No2, Tofino plus more Politics

Microsoft buys a bunch of new developer friends, Arista get some P4 & Tofino, Micron is embroiled in US-China politics to balance ZTE, Huawei is No2 Enterprise networking vendor, Fortinet buys Bradford Networks and more. 

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Jun 11, 2018
Network Break 187: China Tech Tariffs; FBI Advises Router Reboot

Today's Network Break discusses proposed tariffs against Chinese tech imports, an FBI advisory about the VPNFilter malware, and more tech news.

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Jun 04, 2018
Network Break 186: VPNFilter Malware Spreading; Happy GDPR Day!

Today's Network Break discusses the VPNFilter malware, GDPR's official debut, HPE's latest quarterly financials, and more tech news.

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May 28, 2018
Network Break 185: HPE Acquires Plexxi; New Batch Of Cisco Security Advisories

Today's Network Break podcast discusses HPE's Plexxi acquisition, new Cisco security advisories, the latest chapter in the ZTE saga, Intel's new CPE reference architecture, and more tech news.

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May 21, 2018
Network Break 184: Arista’s Core Switch Challenges Cisco; Qualcomm Reconsiders Servers

In this week's dose of tech news, Arista challenges Cisco in the campus with a new core switch, Qualcomm reconsiders server chips, Google buys a cloud startup & more on Network Break.

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May 14, 2018
Network Break 183: VMware Embraces Cloud Networking; Cisco Acquires Accompany

VMware unveils the scope of its networking vision, Cisco buys into relationship intelligence, Arista & Juniper reveal Q1 finances & more tech news on today's Network Break.

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May 07, 2018
Network Break 182: BGP Hijacked For Cryptocurrency Heist; Juniper, Big Switch Unveil New Products

Today's Network Break delves into a BGP hijack, looks at new products from Juniper and Big Switch, discusses why bpfilter is replacing iptables in the Linux kernel, and reviews even more tech news.

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Apr 30, 2018
Network Break 181: Russia Accused Of Infrastructure Attacks; US Targets ZTE

On today's Network Break we dive into US and British hacking accusations against Russia, the US vs. ZTE, a new Cisco chip, and other tech news.

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Apr 23, 2018
Network Break 180: Tetration In The Cloud; Attackers Target Cisco Switches

Today's Network Break examines Cisco's new SaaS version of Tetration, attacks against Cisco's Smart Install switch feature, HPE's latest acquisition and more tech news.

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Apr 16, 2018
Network Break 179: Microsoft Targets Edge Computing; HCI Revenues Boom

Today's Network Break examines Microsoft's and HPE's excitement about edge computing, Intel's sale of Wind River, the boom in HCI sales, and more tech news.

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Apr 09, 2018