If you are deploying an enterprise QoS scheme, wireless QoS matters to you. On today's episode, we go through the basics of wireless QoS, covering some of the standards, terminology, and thinking required to get your head around how we can prioritize packets over a shared medium. Our guest is Ryan Adzima.
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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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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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.
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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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.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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The Packet Pushers are relaunching our Ignition membership site with a premium-only model and a brand new course on practical QoS from Ethan Banks. On today's show we cover the details of the relaunch and share a sneak peek of the course.
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You might have any number of software controllers in your infrastructure: one for wireless, one for SD-WAN, one in the data center, one for security, and so on. Would it be useful to federate these controllers? Can we expect the industry to produce a controller of controllers? Is this even a good idea? Today's Heavy Networking podcast ponders these questions with guest Rob Sherwood.
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Today is a wide-ranging Future of Networking episode with a pair of special guests: Dave Temkin, VP of Networks at Netflix; and Steve Chalmers, a former Distinguished Architect at HP and an independent consultant.
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Today's Heavy Networking explores how to select a higher-ed program for your computer science education, including the key elements of a CS degree, community college vs. 4-year institutions, measuring educational costs and returns, and more. Our guest is Aaron Francis, a systems engineer and instructor.
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The Packet Pushers' latest crash course podcast on wireless for wired engineers dives into beacons, roaming, SSIDs, the ugly reality of band steering, and more WLAN nerdery. Our guest is Chris Reed.
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Today's Heavy Networking examines packet analysis with sponsor ExtraHop. We drill into the company's marketing claims about deep analysis at line rate with Mike Ernst, VP of Sales Engineering. We also tackle how ExtraHop handles encrypted traffic, incuding TLS 1.3 and Perfect Forward Secrecy. Mike promises to keep his inner salesperson on mute for this conversation.
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On today's Heavy Networking podcast we examine the role of DNS in infrastructure automation with sponsor BlueCat Networks. We look at how BlueCat hooks into third-party operational tools and get details on new integrations with Cisco DNA and ACI.
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Today's Heavy Networking opens NetBox, an open-source IPAM and DCIM project that can also be used to model your network and serve as a source of truth. Our guest is NetBox contributor John Anderson.
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On today's Heavy Networking, recorded live at Gluware Intent 19, the Packet Pushers dive into network automation, learn about sponsor Gluware's capability to bring automation into brownfield environments and derive business intent from existing networks, and explore real-world use cases from customers Merck and Terracon.
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Today's Heavy Networking digs into VyOS, an open-source, Linux-based network OS for routing. Forked from the Vyatta Core, VyOS includes a full routing stack and features including firewalling, VPN, and more. Guest Yuriy Andamasov, the project coordinator, gives us a guided tour.
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Today's Heaving Networking episode delves into Web application firewalls (WAFs) with guest Scott Hogg. We examine how WAFs differ from typical firewalls, the security problems they're trying to solve, how attackers try to bypass them, operational challenges, WAFs and cloud applications, and more.
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Today's Heavy Networking podcast is a sponsored conversation with Juniper Networks on what's new in its Contrail SD-WAN, including a cloud-managed option. We also examine competitive differentiators such as scale, and how Juniper is integrating Mist with Contrail SD-WAN to enable SD-Branch.
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Today's Heavy Networking is a roundtable show where we talk with engineers about the challenges of building a networking career when you don't live in a big city. We talk about how to find jobs, get training, advance your skills, and build community. Our guests are Phil Gervasi, Ryan Booth, and Eric Stover.
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Open Systems integrates security and SD-WAN as a service, including next-gen firewalls and Web gateways. They're the sponsor for today's Heavy Networking podcast. We discuss Open Systems' architecture, how it applies SD-WAN and security policies to traffic, and how Open Systems differentiates itself in this crowded market.
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Nornir is a Python-based framework that automates fussy, backend details to let you focus on business logic. On today's Heavy Networking, we explore this project, how it works, and what it can do in your network, with three of Nornir's contributors.
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On today's Heavy Networking, we explore with sponsor Silver Peak the combination of SD-WAN and security; namely, how Silver Peak has partnered with Zscaler for cloud-based security scanning. We talk with a Silver Peak customer for an on-the-ground perspective, then drill into the tech details of the partnership, including encryption, policy enforcement, and operational impacts.
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What's the difference between network architects and network engineers? On today's Heavy Networking we gather four people who've held both roles to explore this question. Topics include the career path to becoming an architect, the tradeoffs, and advice for those pursuing such a role.
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On today's Heavy Networking we explore how to build a source of truth for networking devices as a foundation for automation. Our guests Damien Garros and Adam Mills of Roblox share their real-world experiences developing sources of truth using Netbox and Git as part of a company-wide automation effort.
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On today?s Heavy Networking we talk with sponsor Netrounds about measuring network performance and user experience through active testing. Netrounds' software generates synthetic traffic to measure actual performance of critical services, provides assurance that KPIs are being met, and identifies where problems occur.
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Today's Heavy Networking is a crash course in executing a new wireless deployment for engineers who are wired, not wireless, experts. We explore how and why to gather user and technical requirements, understanding the RF environment, channel management, and more. Our guest is Robert Boardman.
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On Heavy Networking, Chris Parker joins Ethan Banks to delve into the details of a perplexing troubleshooting session with a recalcitrant firewall, how the problem was finally solved, and what Chris learned from the experience.
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Today's Heavy Networking, sponsored by VMware, dives into the latest security features in NSX-T, and examines how NSX is expanding from the data center to the WAN and the cloud. We also hear from NSX customer Sky UK about how NSX helps bridge the gap between infrastructure and developer teams.
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On today's Heavy Networking we explore the intersection of policy, politics, and technology with the Internet Governance Project (IGP), which connects tech and policy experts to help bridge gaps in understanding between these two communities, with the goal of influencing outcomes on issues such as free expression, privacy, and security.
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Will the new QUIC protocol cause the Internet to collapse? Today's Heavy Networking episode tackles this question with guest Christian Huitema. QUIC is an emerging transport protocol that promises advances over TCP and the ability to innovate quickly, but could--possibly--set off an arms race as developers try to game congestion algorithms to their own benefit.
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On today?s sponsored Heavy Networking episode we explore how AppNeta wraps user metadata around Netflow records, deep packet inspection, and discovery of networks to help engineers get a continuous view of end user performance and the telemetry to find and fix problems.
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On today's sponsored Heavy Networking, VIAVI Solutions joins the Packet Pushers to discuss the intersection of network performance management (NPM) and security. We discuss how network and security teams can leverage VIAVI's packet capture capabilities, how it enriches flow records with additional data to provide valuable context, and how the concept of end user experience informs VIAVI's approach to NPM.
AWS Transit Gateways, an evolution of Transit VPCs, centralize VPN connectivity to multiple VPCs, allowing for greater scale and simpler connectivity and management. Today's Heavy Networking drills into this topic with guest Nick Matthews, an AWS solutions architect. We also examine Global Accelerator and TLS termination on Network Load Balancer.
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On today's Heavy Networking, three SD-WAN analysts walk into a podcast. We talk deployment strategies, hear advice on how to build a vendor shortlist, get insights about the operational challenges and cost considerations, and more.
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InterOptic returns in this sponsored podcast to explore emerging trends in optics, including the rise of 400G, the differences between OSFP and QSFP, and the state of silicon photonics. Our guests are Robert Coenen, VP of Business Development at InterOptic; and Tim Doiron, Principal Analyst, Intelligent Networking at ACG Research.
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Today in our Future of Networking series I speak with Guido Appenzeller. He's been deeply involved in SDN and held key roles at Big Switch Networks and VMware, and now a new job at Yubico. We talk about the role of public cloud in IT, where the industry is with the adoption of "software-defined," the rise of whitebox, the P4 programming language, and more.
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Forward Networks returns to Heavy Networking to discuss its approach to network modeling, verification, and assurance in this sponsored episode. We explore new features, including the ability to leverage Forward's data model for other applications and management systems, and its support for NSX-V and AWS VPCs.
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On today's Heavy Networking we discuss DNS Flag Day, the day a group of DNS software and service providers ended backwards-compatibility with domains that don't support EDNS. We also discuss the potential impact on non-compliant domains. Our guest is Cathy Almond, Sr. Support Engineer and Team Lead at the Internet Systems Consortium.
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Today's Heavy Networking aims to separate the hype from the substance on hot tech topics including SD-whatever, cloud native, container networking, service meshes, microsegmentation, and more. Our guests are Avi Freedman and Jon Mendoza.
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What does it take to build a gaming network for the largest LAN party in Australia? In today's Heavy Networking podcast we find out. Our guest is Tim Raphael, who volunteers for Red Flag LANfest, a non-profit that runs Bring Your Own PC (BYOPC) gaming events in Perth, Australia.
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On today's Heavy Networking we discuss advanced ZTP features in Cisco's IOS-XR in this sponsored episode. Our guest is Akshat Sharma, a Technical Marketing Engineer at Cisco.
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Today's Heavy Networking continues a conversation about the broadcast industry's transition to IP. We consider the challenges IP networks face when implemented in a broadcasting environment, and why IP is moving ahead anyway. Our guests are Ricki Cook and Cyrus Hira.
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Today's episode introduces Heavy Networking, a rebrand of the Packet Pushers' Weekly Show. We've renamed this podcast to better reflect its deep dive into networking technology and skills, and better differentiate it from other infrastructure shows in our podcast network. We also dive into key trends that will impact your career.
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