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Tech Bytes: How Silver Peak’s SD-WAN Helped Gentherm Beat Global MPLS Hassles

12/17/2018
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Today's Tech Bytes, sponsored by Silver Peak, discusses how SD-WAN can give you more leverage over your MPLS providers and improve performance for users. Our guest is Bruce Jarrett, Infrastructure Team Lead and Network Architect at Gentherm. The post Tech Bytes: How Silver Peak’s SD-WAN Helped Gentherm Beat Global MPLS Hassles appeared first on Packet Pushers.

Duration:00:15:37

Tech Bytes: HPE’s Composable Fabric For Data Center Automation (Sponsored)

12/11/2018
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On today's Tech Bytes, sponsored by HPE and Intel, we explore HPE's Composable Fabric. It combines top-of-rack switches and automation software to pool networking resources and help your data center scale. We also discuss how Composable Fabric integrates with Simplivity, HPE's hyperconverged platform. The post Tech Bytes: HPE’s Composable Fabric For Data Center Automation (Sponsored) appeared first on Packet Pushers.

Duration:00:13:41

BiB 067: Custom APIs For Business Logic With BlueCat Gateway

12/7/2018
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BlueCat Networks offers a free add-on product to their DDI (DNS, DHCP, IPAM) product called Gateway. Gateway is a platform customers can use to create their own custom APIs that make sense for their business. Put another way, Gateway provides a REST API endpoint for other applications within the business to talk to. That makes for some interesting workflow capabilities. The post BiB 067: Custom APIs For Business Logic With BlueCat Gateway appeared first on Packet Pushers.

Duration:00:05:14

BiB 066: Why Cloud Visibility Matters

12/6/2018
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Complex cloud applications need decent visualizations to help infrastructure engineers understand what's going on. For cloud visibility, Kentik absorbs AWS & GCP flow logs, with Azure support coming. Kubernetes & Istio are also data providers to Kentik. Using the Kubernetes API, Kentik correlates pod IPs to pod names and cluster namespaces. With that information, Kentik can visualize pod to pod and service to service traffic flows within a Kubernetes cluster. The post BiB 066: Why Cloud...

Duration:00:06:38

BiB 065: Barefoot Networks Announces A New 12.8Tbps Tofino ASIC

12/5/2018
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Barefoot Networks has announced the newest version of its Tofino programmable ASIC. Tofino 2 offers 12.8Tbps total throughput and promises greater efficiency thanks to its 7nm design. The post BiB 065: Barefoot Networks Announces A New 12.8Tbps Tofino ASIC appeared first on Packet Pushers.

Duration:00:05:01

Tech Bytes: How VIAVI Measures End User Experience To Improve Performance Management (Sponsored)

12/3/2018
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In this Tech Bytes episode we talk with sponsor VIAVI about performance management and the essential role that end user experience metrics play in turning piles of data into actionable insights. The post Tech Bytes: How VIAVI Measures End User Experience To Improve Performance Management (Sponsored) appeared first on Packet Pushers.

Duration:00:15:31

BiB 064: Is Riverbed’s SD-WAN Product Too Late To Matter?

12/1/2018
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There are 2 appliances Riverbed has announced, adding to the SteelConnect SD-WAN products they launched a couple of years ago. The first new appliance is the SteelHead SD. The second appliance is the SteelConnect SDI. Are these enough to make Riverbed a major SD-WAN player? The post BiB 064: Is Riverbed’s SD-WAN Product Too Late To Matter? appeared first on Packet Pushers.

Duration:00:06:16

BiB 063: Can An SD-WAN Device Replace A WAN Router?

11/30/2018
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Let’s examine the assertion from Silver Peak that they can replace WAN routers. Is an SD-WAN device able to be a drop-in replacement for a WAN router from Cisco or whomever? Probably, but it depends. The post BiB 063: Can An SD-WAN Device Replace A WAN Router? appeared first on Packet Pushers.

Duration:00:07:32

BiB 062: Globally Scalable Microsegmentation With Illumio

11/29/2018
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Illumio is a security company focused on preventing breaches from spreading through an organization using microsegmentation. In this briefing, Illumio discussed their Policy Compute Engine Supercluster. The PCE Supercluster is, as the name implies, a cluster of Policy Compute Engines that spans regions or even the globe. Illumio cited several scenarios driving this available architecture of their central controller. The post BiB 062: Globally Scalable Microsegmentation With Illumio appeared...

Duration:00:03:42

BiB 061: Understanding DriveScale Composer Architecture

11/28/2018
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DriveScale is all about the software. And what is the software? Much of the magic happens in DriveScale Composer. The chief value of DriveScale Composer is to compose any compute to any disk or flash, in a scalable way. The post BiB 061: Understanding DriveScale Composer Architecture appeared first on Packet Pushers.

Duration:00:04:36

BiB 060: Focus On Your Data & Not Where It’s Stored With HammerSpace

11/27/2018
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The simplest way to describe HammerSpace is that they are an abstraction layer between data and metadata. David Flynn, CEO described it like this. “We have introduced an abstraction which separates the data consumer side and the storage infrastructure side. And that’s really what’s necessary before we can manage data in the cloud.” The post BiB 060: Focus On Your Data & Not Where It’s Stored With HammerSpace appeared first on Packet Pushers.

Duration:00:04:37

BiB 059: Recover From Cyber Attacks & Ransomware With Dell EMC

11/26/2018
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In this briefing, Dell EMC focused on their Cyber Recovery 18.1 product. You might be thinking, “Oh, another backup product. I already have one of those.” Sort of. Cyber Recovery is more than simply backup, and it’s more than what a decent disaster recovery plan gets you. The Cyber Recovery Vault is an orchestrated Data Domain storage platform that provides an isolated copy of known good data that can be used to recover from a security breach. The post BiB 059: Recover From Cyber Attacks &...

Duration:00:04:43

BiB 058: Build Workflows Around Unstructured Data With Igneous

11/19/2018
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I had a briefing with Igneous earlier this month. Who’s Igneous? Igneous is focused on providing “as-a-service” solutions for unstructured data, including storage, backup & archival, global metadata indexing, and data workflow management. In this briefing, Igneous discussed recent announcements around their DataProtect, DataDiscover, and DataFlow services The post BiB 058: Build Workflows Around Unstructured Data With Igneous appeared first on Packet Pushers.

Duration:00:04:09

Tech Bytes: How First Bank Said Goodbye To MPLS With Silver Peak SD-WAN (Sponsored)

11/19/2018
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Hear how First Bank replaced all its branch MPLS connections with low-cost broadband by using SD-WAN technology from our sponsor Silver Peak on the latest episode of Tech Bytes. The post Tech Bytes: How First Bank Said Goodbye To MPLS With Silver Peak SD-WAN (Sponsored) appeared first on Packet Pushers.

Duration:00:17:16

BiB 057: Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Wants Your Workloads

11/16/2018
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Oracle Cloud Infrastructure is slowly working its way towards being feature competitive with the Big 3 - AWS, Azure, and GCP. How are they doing that? By building out robust cloud infrastructure aimed at the typical enterprise. The post BiB 057: Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Wants Your Workloads appeared first on Packet Pushers.

Duration:00:05:39

Tech Bytes: SwyMed And Silver Peak Partner On Telemedicine Backpack (Sponsored)

10/29/2018
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The Packet Pushers' Tech Bytes is a short, sponsored interview. Our sponsor is Silver Peak, and today's guest is swyMed, which makes a telemedicine backpack so first responders can videoconference with doctors and nurses from anywhere in the field. Silver Peak's SD-WAN mini-appliance helps enable connectivity and ensure a persistent, high-quality connection. The post Tech Bytes: SwyMed And Silver Peak Partner On Telemedicine Backpack (Sponsored) appeared first on Packet Pushers.

Duration:00:14:59

BIB 56: Corporate Scar Tissue with Chris Swan

10/11/2018
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I got together to Chris Swan @cpswan to record a two beer networking. Through my own staggering incompetence the video hasn’t turned out but the audio is just fine. Chris a leader in service practice and the conversation talks about how organisational scar tissue. He recently attended the European IDC CIO summit in Lisbon which […] The post BIB 56: Corporate Scar Tissue with Chris Swan appeared first on Packet Pushers.

Duration:00:17:29

BiB 055: Meta Networks Brings SD-Perimeter To Talari’s SD-WAN

9/13/2018
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In this briefing, Meta Networks discussed their new partnership with Talari. Talari is an SD-WAN provider for enterprises. Meta is providing remote access. Therefore, what you’ve got with the Talari/Meta partnership is a full-featured WAN solution. The post BiB 055: Meta Networks Brings SD-Perimeter To Talari’s SD-WAN appeared first on Packet Pushers.

Duration:00:03:48

BiB 054: Create & Deploy Unikernels With NanoVMs

9/7/2018
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NanoVMs makes software to help you create and deploy unikernels. In this briefing, CEO Ian Eyberg discussed with Ethan Banks the state of the unikernel ecosystem and how NanoVMs fits into things. The post BiB 054: Create & Deploy Unikernels With NanoVMs appeared first on Packet Pushers.

Duration:00:05:02

BiB 053: Mode.net’s Cloud Private Network For Your SD-WAN

9/5/2018
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Mode briefed Ethan Banks about their cloud private network. Whoa! Thought Mode was an SD-WAN company? Not quite. Mode partners with several SD-WAN platforms so that it's easy to stand up a tunnel from your SD-WAN forwarders to Mode's private network. That makes Mode a network alternative to private MPLS that integrates with your SD-WAN fabric. The post BiB 053: Mode.net’s Cloud Private Network For Your SD-WAN appeared first on Packet Pushers.

Duration:00:05:37