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Heavy Networking 584: Optimize Your Peering With Crosswork Cloud Traffic Analysis (Sponsored)

Today's Heavy Networking explores Crosswork Cloud Traffic Analysis from episode sponsor Cisco. This tool is designed to make you deeply knowledgeable about your BGP peering relationships and traffic flows throughout your infrastructure. It will also recommend the routing tweaks in your IGPs, BGP, RSVP-TE, and segment routing to eliminate those pesky congestion points. We also discuss the pros and cons of putting network management capabilities in the cloud.

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Network Break 338: Breach In Progress? Gigamon Operators Are Standing By; IEEE Finalizes New Ethernet Standard

Gigamon adds a human touch to a new SaaS NDR offering, the IEEE finalizes 802.3cu for faster speeds over single-mode optical fiber, US service providers roll out managed SASE services, and more IT news in this week's Network Break podcast.

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Heavy Networking 583: How Salesforce Evolved Its Branch Network With Prisma SD-WAN (Sponsored)

On today's Heavy Networking, sponsored by Palo Alto Networks, we hear from Salesforce about the evolution of its branch network to SD-WAN. Salesforce was able to trade MPLS for Internet broadband, get more bandwidth for less money, employ application-based steering and policy enforcement, and more. Our guests are Georgi Stoev, Sr. Network Architect at Salesforce; and Kumar Ramachandran, Senior Vice President at Palo Alto Networks.

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Day Two Cloud 102: Edge Cloud Isn’t Magic

Today we're talking Edge Cloud. Guest Alex Marcham has written a book on the subject and we'll get his take on edge infrastructure, what edge cloud is all about, real-world use cases, and how it differs from typical colo facilities or centralized public cloud data centers. We also look at requirements for edge deployments including networking and 5G, and the workloads driving edge infrastructure.

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Tech Bytes: Digital Experience Management For Distributed Workforces (Sponsored)

Today's Tech Bytes podcast dives into Digital Experience Management, or DEM. With distributed and remote work becoming more accepted, IT orgs are looking for better ways to monitor and manage user experience. We talk about DEM with sponsor Palo Alto Networks. Our guest is Anupam Uphadhyaya, Senior Director, Product Management at Palo Alto Networks.

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Network Break 337: Hey, You Dropped Some Bitcoin; Fastly Recovers From Outage…Fastly

On this week's Network Break deployment of virtual donuts and tech commentary, Fastly takes out much of the Web but recovers quickly, AWS suffers an outage at a German data center, US law enforcement reclaims a large chunk of Bitcoin ransom, Bosch unveils a new fab to make silicon wafers for automotive chips, and more.

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Heavy Networking 582: The Future Of Networking With Nick McKeown

Nick McKeown, Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Stanford University, stops by the Heavy Networking podcast to speculate on the future of networking. Professor McKeown has been a force behind the Software Defined Networking (SDN) movement and has co-founded successful startups including Nicira and Barefoot Networks.

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Day Two Cloud 101: Closing The Network/Cloud Gap Before You Fall In (Sponsored)

On today's episode, sponsored by BlueCat Networks, we examine the technology and human challenges that arise when you integrate on-prem and the public cloud. You can't continue to do things in the cloud with traditional toolsets and processes. You need to update the tech and the people, including how they collaborate. We also discuss a new report that examines the need for, and challenges of, integrating networking and cloud teams. Our guest is Andrew Wertkin, Chief Strategy Officer at BlueCat.

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Tech Bytes: Wi-Fi 6E – New Spectrum, New Opportunities (Sponsored)

Today’s Tech Bytes podcast dives into Wi-Fi 6E, the extended version of the Wi-Fi 6 standard that takes advantage of newly available spectrum in the 6 GHz band. We’re sponsored today by Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, and we’ll explore highlights of the standard and discuss Aruba’s forthcoming 6E AP.

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Network Break 336: Cisco Announces Cloud ACI And More; Amazon Borrows Wi-Fi Without Asking

Cisco debuts Cloud ACI to unify segmentation policies on prem and in the public cloud, Amazon will activate an opt-out mesh network using your Ring and Echo devices, Microsoft buys an IoT security company, and more tech news in this week's Network Break podcast.

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Heavy Networking 581: How Gluware Lab Brings DevOps To NetOps (Sponsored)

On today's Heavy Networking, we get practical with infrastructure-as-code, talking with sponsor Gluware about how their users have integrated network automation into their IT practices, bringing DevOps to NetOps. We also explore Gluware Lab, an IDE for network engineers can develop network features and workflows. Our guests are Olivier Huynh Van, Chief Science Officer and Co-Founder; and Michael Haugh, VP of Product Marketing.

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Day Two Cloud 100: Get To Know Crossplane: An Infrastructure Control Plane For K8s

Crossplane is an open-source project that plugs into Kubernetes to serve as a control plane that can run across multiple private and public clouds. It allows infrastructure teams to compose infrastructure with all the required policies, permissions, and guardrails, while also providing APIs for developer self-service. Today's Day Two Cloud podcast dives into Crossplane and how it works with maintainer Daniel Mangum.

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Network Break 335: Cyber Insurance Premiums Climb; Aruba To Debut Wi-Fi 6E AP

Today's Network Break discusses rising cyber insurance premiums and how wider insurance adoption might affect the security market. We also discuss a forthcoming Aruba AP that uses newly available spectrum, a new packet broker from Extreme with a programmable ASIC, Juniper's Apstra 4.0 release, and more IT news.

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Tech Bytes: Why Sanitas Selected Aruba EdgeConnect As Its SD-WAN Solution (Sponsored)

On today's Tech Bytes podcast we speak with healthcare provider Sanitas on why the organization is replacing its existing SD-WAN vendor with Aruba EdgeConnect to provide network insights for visibility and troubleshooting, fine-grained segmentation for security and compliance, and easier operation for a small IT team.

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Heavy Networking 580: Multivendor EVPN? Nope

Today's Heavy Networking is a nerdy excursion into EVPN VXLAN, including how it works, why you might want it, and why multivendor interoperability is so difficult with this standard. Guest Tony Bourke and host Ethan Banks also explore hardware challenges, automation strategies, EVPN flooding mechanisms, BGP multi-homing, and more.

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