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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 […]

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, […]

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. […]

Network Break 195: Google Goes For Hybrid Cloud; Gigamon Buys Security Startup

Take a Network Break! Google targets hybrid cloud with Managed Itsio and GKE On Prem, and then goes after the edge with a new machine learning-friendly ASIC called Edge TPU.

The Chrome browser gets serious about TLS, Qualcomm walks away from its NXP bid, Gigamon acquires Icebrg, and Atlassian agrees to sell HipChat to Slack.

Juniper and Intel announces their second-quarter earnings, and Infinera spends $430 million to buy Coriant.

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Google Cloud goes all-in on hybrid with its new Cloud Services Platform – TechCrunch

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Show 400: The Future Of Networking With Arpit Joshipura – Open Networking

Open networking is a trend we’re keenly interested in here at Packet Pushers international headquarters.

Open networking implies many things, but at the core of it, open networking is about the ability to create your own networking stack. You choose the hardware and software, pair it up with a controller, roll in some monitoring, tweak to suit your organization s unique requirements, and you ve got something special.

Of course, open networking also shifts a good deal of integration work and technical responsibility back to the network consumer (or their consultants). So maybe it s not for everyone. Or is it?

Arpit Joshipura, General Manager for Networking & Orchestration at the Linux Foundation, joins us for the latest installment of our Future of Networking series.

We talk about the differences between ‘open’ and ‘open source,’ how and where those initiatives converge, the value proposition for open networking and open source, how open networking might influence network design, and more.

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Network Break 194: Amazon Spooks Switch Vendors; Big Switch Brings VPCs On Prem

Take a Network Break! Today we’re joined by guest John Fruehe. Amazon sent shock waves through the networking industry on rumors it might sell whitebox switches to the enterprise. The cloud giant says it has no current plans, but we examine other ways AWS might get into your network.

AWS adds EC2 instances to its Snowball edge storage device, and Big Switch Networks rolls out new software to enable VPC-like networking in your private data center.

A British government agency dings Huawei on national security, Deutsche Telekom joins Linux Foundation Networking, and Cato Networks adds identity routing to its SD-WAN offering.

Last but not least, Cisco releases more than two dozen security advisories, and Microsoft rakes in the money in its fourth quarter and fiscal 2018 financial reports.

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Sponsor: Packet Pushers Ignition

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Exclusive: Amazon denies it will challenge Cisco with switch sales – MarketWatch

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

Take a Network Break! Broadcom raised eyebrows with its $18.9 billion bid for CA Technologies, and Intel gets in the acquisition game by buying eASIC.

Viptela founders raise big bucks from VCs for a mysterious new venture, BP renews its interest in in-sourced IT, and ZTE moves closer to restarting major operations.

Tech support scammers leverage suspiciously accurate knowledge about Dell customers, PC sales are up, and Blue Origin says it will start taking customers to space in 2019.

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Sponsor: ThousandEyes

ThousandEyes gives you performance visibility from every user to every app over any network, both internal and external, so you can smoothly migrate to the cloud, transform your WAN, troubleshoot faster and deliver exceptional user experiences. Sign up for a free account at thousandeyes.com/packetpushers and choose a free ThousandEyes t-shirt.

Sponsor: Packet Pushers Ignition

The Packet Pushers have launched a brand new membership site called Ignition. Ignition offers free and premium memberships and hosts exclusive content for subscribers, including videos, reports, blogs, and more. Check it out at ignition.packetpushers.net.

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Broadcom Is Getting Desperate – Seeking Alpha

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PQ 151: Cisco And The Art Of Disaggregation With IOS-XR (Sponsored)

Today on the Packet Pushers Priority Queue, we get nerdy about disaggregation, where you mix and match software from one vendor and hardware from another.

Our sponsor today is Cisco, and if you just did a double-take, that s right, Cisco wants to talk to you about disaggregation, but there’s more to it than just hardware/software separation.

Joining us are Bhavna Prasad, Product Manager at Cisco; and Akshat Sharma, Technical Marketing Engineer for Cisco s Service Provider BU.

We discuss the different kinds or degrees of disaggregation, and then drill into specifics around IOS-XR.

We also look at the programmatic capabilities and interfaces of IOS-XR, what hardware it’s available on, use cases, and more.

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@XRDOCS – Cisco Systems

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Network Break 192: Dell Goes Public Again; Vodafone Trials Whitebox Optical

Take a Network Break! Dell Technologies is heading back to the public market, Vodafone tests a whitebox optical switch, and an LTE vulnerability rears its head.

Diane Bryant leaves Google Cloud after less than a year. Is Intel beckoning?

A Swedish private equity firm spins out SUSE, Micron products get banned in China, ZTE shuffles its executive ranks to comply with US requirements, and China approves Marvell’s acquisition of Cavium.

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Sponsor: InterOptic

InterOptic offers high-performance, high-quality optics at a fraction of the cost. If you re not doing optics correctly, you re going to pay for it upfront (and then later too). Don t be fooled by lesser optics. The difference between generic third-party and brand-equivalent optics matters.

Sponsor: Packet Pushers Ignition

The Packet Pushers have launched a brand new membership site called Ignition. Ignition offers free and premium memberships and hosts exclusive content for subscribers, including videos, reports, blogs, and more. Check it out at ignition.packetpushers.net.

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Dell moves to go public, spurns IPO – Reuters

Vodafone begins its trek with Voyager – Cumulus Networks Blog

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Network Break 191: Juniper Brings EVPN To Campus; Extreme Upgrades The Edge

Take a Network Break! Juniper Networks announces a new campus switch that supports EVPN and VXLAN for a campus fabric, Extreme Networks announces new products for the network edge, and the IEEE gives its blessing to a fog computing reference architecture.

Dell and VMware posted big HCI gains in revenue and market share, new laptops will be delayed as Intel works out CPU issues, and Silver Peak pulls in $90 million in new investment.

AT&T confirms its acquisition of digital ad exchange AppNexus, and the uptick in rocket launches is affecting commercial airline traffic.

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Sponsor: Packet Pushers Ignition

The Packet Pushers have launched a brand new membership site called Ignition. Ignition offers free and premium memberships and hosts exclusive content for subscribers, including videos, reports, blogs, and more. Check it out at ignition.packetpushers.net.

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Juniper Networks Delivers EVPN-VXLAN Fabric to Connect Enterprise Data Center and Campus Networks – Juniper Networks

Juniper To The Enterprise: We re Serious About Campus Networking – Packet Pushers

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Show 396: Ignition Launch And The State Of The Industry

Today on the Weekly Show, the Packet Pushers officially launch Ignition, our new membership site.

Ignition offers exclusive content to help you develop as a networking and IT professional, including blogs, white papers, videos, and e-books. Over time we’ll add in-depth technical courses and other materials to help you advance your career.

You can join for free and get limited access to the site (plus Link Propagation and the Human Infrastructure Magazine), or get a premium membership for $99 a year for full access.

We also spend some time reviewing the state of the networking industry, including a look at the true drivers of automation, whether Intent-Based Networking is a real thing, why legacy networking vendors are flocking to multicloud as a strategy, the trend of AI-washing, and whether SD-WAN is going to kill private circuits.

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

Take a Network Break! Aruba Networks rolls out a new SD-WAN platform plus a grand strategy for branch management, Cisco acquires July Systems for its wireless location services technology, and AT&T sells dozens of data centers for $1.1 billion.

But AT&T may take that cash and pour it into the acquisition of a digital ad exchange company, Deutsche Telecom announces big layoffs in its T-Systems unit, and Australian telco Telstra splits off its legacy infrastructure unit into a standalone business.

A Web Application Firewall (WAF) vendor lifts the curtain on why WAFs get bought but rarely used, HPE pledges $4 billion for edge computing, and Intel bids a terse goodbye to its CEO.

Coffee Talk: Mellanox

Stay tuned after the news for a sponsored conversation with Mellanox, where Greg and guests dive into data center fabrics using VXLAN and EVPN. For more information, head over to Mellanox.com/packetpushers. And check out these links:

Performance Report by The Tolly Group – Mellanox

Controllerless VXLAN With BGP EVPN – Mellanox (PDF)

Is it Time to Upgrade to VXLAN – Mellanox blog

VXLAN Eye on Mellanox – Mellanox via YouTube

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