Many network equipment vendors are incorporating Generative AI (Gen AI) technology into their offerings to make them easier to use, automate some routine tasks, and analyze patterns to make recommendations. Find out what is new and how to maximize efficiencies!
Welcome to Technology Short Take #175! Here’s your weekend reading—a collection of links and articles from around the internet on a variety of data center- and cloud-related topics. I hope you find something useful here!
Josh Biggley shows how to deploy Tetragon with Cribl Edge. The blog post is a bit heavy on the Cribl marketing, but I suppose that is to be expected (it’s extremely common with most vendor blogs).
Jack Lindamood’s list of infrastructure decisions he endorses or regrets provides some valuable insight into his personal experience with a variety of technologies and processes. Well worth reading, in my opinion. (Hat tip to Simon Wardley for sharing this on Twitter.)
Pat Gelsinger, current chief executive officer at Intel and formerly the head of its Data Center Group as well as its chief technology officer, famously invented the tick-tock method of chip launches to bring some order and reason to the way the world’s largest chip maker – as it was in the mid-2000s – mitigated risk and spurred innovation in its products. …
The VyOS 1.4.0 (Sagitta) LTS release announcement is exciting news! VyOS is an open source router operating system based on Linux that can be installed on commodity PC hardware - for optimal performance at least 1GB RAM and 4GB of storage space is recommended.
The new 1.4 LTS release includes a significantly enhanced implementation of industry standard sFlow telemetry based on the open source Host sFlow agent.
set system sflow interface eth0
set system sflow interface eth1
set system sflow interface eth2
set system sflow interface eth3
set system sflow polling 30
set system sflow sampling-rate 1000
set system sflow drop-monitor-limit 50
set system sflow server 192.0.2.100
Enter the commands above to enable sFlow monitoring on interfaces eth0, eth1, eth2, and eth3. Interface counters will be exported every 30 seconds, packets will be sampled with probability 1/1000, and up to 50 packet headers (and drop reasons) per second will collected from packets dropped by the router. The sFlow telemetry stream will be sent to an sFlow collector at 192.0.2.100.
Network operators increasingly rely on generic hosts, rather than specialized routers (appliances) to forward traffic. Much of the performance on hosts relies on offloading packets switching and processing to specialized hardware on the network interface card. In this episode of the Hedge, Krzysztof Wróbel and Maciej Rabęda join Russ and Tom to talk about hardware offloading.
Are you on the IPv6 hit list? Does your CPE device have Recommended Simple Security Capabilities? Are your ULA prefixes unique, but still manageable? Do you have a protection method structure or are you just hoping that the IPv6 space is so vast the bad guys will never find you? Tom Coffeen and Scott Hogg... Read more »
Today, we are thrilled to announce new Cloudflare Zero Trust dashboards on Elastic. Shared customers using Elastic can now use these pre-built dashboards to store, search, and analyze their Zero Trust logs.
When organizations look to adopt a Zero Trust architecture, there are many components to get right. If products are configured incorrectly, used maliciously, or security is somehow breached during the process, it can open your organization to underlying security risks without the ability to get insight from your data quickly and efficiently.
As a Cloudflare technology partner, Elastic helps Cloudflare customers find what they need faster, while keeping applications running smoothly and protecting against cyber threats. “I'm pleased to share our collaboration with Cloudflare, making it even easier to deploy log and analytics dashboards. This partnership combines Elastic's open approach with Cloudflare's practical solutions, offering straightforward tools for enterprise search, observability, and security deployment,” explained Mark Dodds, Chief Revenue Officer at Elastic.
Value of Zero Trust logs in Elastic
With this joint solution, we’ve made it easy for customers to seamlessly forward their Zero Trust logs to Elastic via Logpush jobs. This can be achieved directly via a Restful API or through an intermediary storage solution like Continue reading
In a previous BGP lab exercise, I described how an Internet Service Provider could run BGP with a customer without the customer having a public BGP AS number. The only drawback of that approach: the private BGP AS number gets into the AS path, and everyone else on the Internet starts giving you dirty looks (or drops your prefixes).
Here is a history question for you: How many IT suppliers who do a reasonable portion of their business in the commercial IT sector – and a lot of that in the datacenter – have ever broken through the $100 billion barrier? …
Broadcom’s acquisition of VMware has generated a lot of anxiety among VMware customers. In this episode, we closely analyze the situation. First, we look at Broadcom’s past acquisitions in the infrastructure sector. Then we examine the product alignment and possible new product offerings and whether the acquisition will hamper innovation and development. We also cover... Read more »
Kurt Wauters sent me an interesting challenge: how do we do rollbacks based on customer requests? Here’s a typical scenario:
You might have deployed a change that works perfectly fine from a network perspective but broke a customer application (for example, due to undocumented usage), so you must be able to return to the previous state even if everything works. Everybody says you need to “roll forward” (improve your change so it works), but you don’t always have that luxury and might need to take a step back. So, change tracking is essential.
He’s right: the undo functionality we take for granted in consumer software (for example, Microsoft Word) has totally spoiled us.
For a lot of state universities in the United States, and their equivalent political organizations of regions or provinces in other nations across the globe, it is a lot easier to find extremely interested undergraduate and graduate students who want to contribute to the font of knowledge in high performance computing than it is to find the budget to build a top-notch supercomputer of reasonable scale. …
Wi-Fi increases the GDP of entire countries, yet its tech community still has a grassroots feel. The COVID-19 work-from-home trend grew residential Wi-Fi like never before, yet it is still competing with 5G inside homes. Guest Claus Hetting, CEO of Wi-Fi NOW, joins host Keith Parsons to talk about the paradoxes, successes, and challenges in... Read more »