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Network Break 315: Pluralsight Sold For $3.5 Billion; Dent NOS Hitchhikes To The Edge

This week's Network Break discusses the jaw-dropping $3.5 billion purchase of Pluralsight; welcomes a new network OS to life, the universe, and everything; debates whether ICANN was cautious or tardy in implementing DNSSEC for gTLD name servers, catches up on the SolarWinds hack, and more tech conversation.

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Tech Bytes: SD-WAN Helps Medical Imaging Company Get The Picture Faster (Sponsored)

This Tech Bytes podcast explores how SimonMed, a medical imaging company, turned to an SD-WAN deployment from Silver Peak to reduce image delivery time from minutes to seconds, improve performance of VoIP, and begin a migration from expensive MPLS circuits.

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Tech Bytes: Securing Remote Work For 2021 And Beyond With Zscaler (Sponsored)

On today's Tech Bytes podcast, sponsored by Zscaler, we explore securing a distributed workforce for 2021 and further, the role of Zero Trust Access, how Zscaler secures access to applications rather than networks, and more. Our guest is Pam Kubiatowski, Sr. Director of Transformation Strategy at Zscaler.

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Network Break 314: Juniper Buys Apstra For IBN; Aruba Targets The Data Center With Fabric Software

Today's Network Break analyzes Juniper's acquisition of Intent-Based Networking startup Apstra, HPE's Aruba targets the data center with new switches and fabric software, and the US FTC sues Facebook for violating anti-trust laws. We also cover new products from Arista, Aryaka, and Gluware, a trio of Cisco acquisitions, and more tech news.

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Network Break 313: Salesforce Snaps Up Slack; HPE To Decamp For Houston

This week's Network Break analyzes the implications of Salesforce's Slack acquisition, discusses why HPE is moving its HQ to Houston, new ASICs from Broadcom, the distastefulness of Dell selling security add-ons for its supply chain, the shakiness of IETF funding, and more tech news.

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Tech Bytes: ThousandEyes Expands Visibility Into Modern App Architectures (Sponsored)

Today's Tech Bytes peers into cloud visibility with sponsor ThousandEyes. The company is improving its platform with multi-service views, Internet and hybrid cloud visibility, SD-WAN monitoring, and more. The goal is to give you a more comprehensive picture of the dependencies that make up today's applications, services, and networks. Our guests are Angelique Medina and Archana Kesavan.

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Network Break 312: AWS Kneecapped By Kinesis; Linux Unlikely For Apple M1

The latest Network Break episode explores AWS's pre-Thanksgiving outage and the lack of fallout, discusses a new AWS firewall service, reports on why Linus Torvalds isn't holding his breath on seeing Linux run on Apple's new M1 SoC, covers the latest tech financial results, and more.

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Network Break 311: Apstra Gets Loud About SONiC; VMware Sinks More Hooks Into Networking

Each week Network Break runs vendor press releases through our patented ML algorithms to strip out the marketing & buzzwords. It doesn't leave us much to work with, but we do our best. Today's episode covers Apstra's IBN support for the SONiC NOS, IBM's purchase of APM newcomer Instana, VMware's furthering of its networking ambitions, a startup building 5G chips for the edge, and more.

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Briefings In Brief 098: Cisco Tetration Enables Microsegmentation And App Dependency Mapping

Cisco Tetration enables microsegmentation and application dependency mapping for on-premises and cloud applications. This Briefings In Brief explores essential details on Tetration, including how it works and how it fits with other products in Cisco's portfolio. This briefing is based on a Security Field Day presentation by Cisco on the Tetration product.

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Network Break 310: Kemp Acquires Flowmon; Networking Startup Isovalent Nabs $29 Million VC Bucks

This week's Network Break discusses a serious flaw in some Aruba switches, why Kemp acquired Flowmon, what makes a networking startup worth a $29 million investment, what Extreme Networks is up to with its AWS Outpost competitor, how Cisco is spinning a tough financial quarter, and more tech news.

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Tech Bytes: Getting The Benefits Of Proactive Network Monitoring With Riverbed (Sponsored)

Today's Day Two Cloud Tech Bytes is all about proactive network monitoring with sponsor Riverbed. The goal of proactive network monitoring is to see and respond to an emerging issue before it becomes a problem that affects end users or application performance. Our guest is Chris Eckert, Technical Solutions Architect at Riverbed.

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Network Break 309: Arista Rolls Out New Campus Switches; Financial Reporting Roundup

Guest commentator Johna Till Johnson, CEO of Nemertes Research, brings her analytical eye to this week's Network Break. Coverage includes new Arista campus switches, a Dutch telco shutting down legacy TDM systems, Google Chrome getting its own certificate store, and a massive Bitcoin seizure.

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Heavy Networking 546: Making Zero Trust Remote Access Work (Sponsored)

Zero trust network access is ideal for today's distributed workforce, but it can be tricky to put into place. On today's sponsored Heavy Networking podcast, we talk with NetMotion about its remote access product that enable zero trust plus performance monitoring to help troubleshoot problems for remote workers. Our guest is Jay Klauser, VP of Worldwide Sales Engineering & Alliances at NetMotion.

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Tech Bytes: Construction Firm Improves Job Site Productivity With Silver Peak SD-WAN (Sponsored)

Today's Tech Bytes, sponsored by Silver Peak, is an SD-WAN conversation with Rogers-O’Brien Construction. We’ll talk about how this construction company relies on SD-WAN to enable fast, high-performance connectivity at remote construction sites, handle massive file transfers, securely segment partner traffic, and more.

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Network Break 307: Cisco Launches Catalyst 8000 Edge Routers; Juniper Spends $450 Million For 128 Technology

Today's Network Break covers new SD-WAN routers from Cisco, a giant Juniper acquisition, new WIPS capabilities from Extreme, the United States' anti-trust lawsuit against Google, Intel selling its NAND business, and Space Networking!

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Network Break 306: Cloudflare Launches Secure NaaS Offering; SonicWall Vulnerability Affects Nearly 800,000 Devices

Today's Network Break examines a new security service from Cloudflare, a SonicWall vulnerability that affects a massive number of its appliances, a fresh funding round for networking startup Alkira, and more nerdy networking news.

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Network Break 305: NVIDIA Unfolds DPU Roadmap; IBM Spins Off Managed Infrastructure Biz

Today's Network Break analyzes NVIDIA's new roadmap for DPUs (also known as SmartNICs), IBM's spin-out of its managed infrastructure business, new security features from Juniper, a whopping judgement against Cisco for patent violations, and more.

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Tech Bytes: Providing Secure Work-From-Anywhere With Zscaler (Sponsored)

For many organizations it’s now incumbent on IT to provide a seamless, secure experience for end users whether they’re working from home, in the office, or anywhere. On today's Tech Bytes podcast, sponsored today by Zscaler, we examine how to deliver a safe, high-performance remote access experience.

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Tech Bytes: NetMotion Integrates VPNs With The Software Defined Perimeter

Today's Tech Bytes, sponsored by NetMotion Software, explores how NetMotion integrates client VPNs with more modern approaches, including Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA) and the Software Defined Perimeter. Our guest is Mike Spence, Systems Engineer at NetMotion.

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