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Network Complexity Series

A while back Nick Russo developed a video series on network complexity for the Network Collective membership community. Today we’re releasing this content free for all to consume. This is fantastic content that helps quantify how complexity impacts network performance and network design. Thanks to Nick Russo for continually providing such fantastic content to the networking community.

You can find the documents referenced in the case study videos at the publications page on Nick Russo’s website.

Nick Russo
Contributor

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SD-WAN’s Musical Chairs, Tools, and the State of Support

A gaggle of networking geeks sits around the virtual roundtable and has a conversation on current events. Topics include the ever moving SD-WAN market landscape, our favorite (and least favorite) tools that have emerged since plunging into pandemic mode, and an honest discussion on whether or not support from our major vendors has been deteriorating or not.

 

A considerable thank you to Unimus for sponsoring today’s episode. Unimus is a fast to deploy and easy to use Network Automation and Configuration Management solution. You can learn more about how you can start automating your network in under 15 minutes at unimus.net/nc.
Tom Hollingsworth
Guest
Chris Cummings
Guest
Tony Efantis
Host
Jordan Martin
Host

Outro Music:
Danger Storm Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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Introduction to Segment Routing

Jeff Tantsura and Nick Buraglio bring a wealth of knowledge to this Network Collective Introduction to Segment Routing webinar. In this webinar we cover the fundamental SR technologies and how they work, as well as some of the practical implementation details that can only be learned by working with the technology directly.

Jeff Tantsura
Host
Nick Buraglio
Host

Outro Music:
Danger Storm Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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NTC – A Chat With Jason Edelman

In today’s episode we sit down with Network to Code’s founder, Jason Edelman, to discuss his personal networking journey, how Network to Code came to be, and how he views the networking industry through the lens of network automation and orchestration.

Jason Edelman
Guest
Jordan Martin
Host

Outro Music:
Danger Storm Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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The Future of SD-WAN

SD-WAN has been one of the most hyped technologies in a long time but as the hype settles out and real world deployments start to take shape, the picture is becoming clearer on what SD-WAN is and is not. In this episode we take a look at the original promises, where we are today in relation to those promises, and what SD-WAN might look like in the years to come.

 

A considerable thank you to Unimus for sponsoring today’s episode. Unimus is a fast to deploy and easy to use Network Automation and Configuration Management solution. You can learn more about how you can start automating your network in under 15 minutes at unimus.net/nc.
Mike Pfeiffer
Guest
Tony Efantis
Host
Jordan Martin
Host

Outro Music:
Danger Storm Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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Cisco Live: A Look Back – Part 2

Networking Conferences play a big role in many of our professional lives and Cisco Live is the biggest one when it comes to networking. This year being what it is, we’re seeing our favorite in person events being transformed into virtual, online-only events. Considering how much community can play a role in how these events make an impact, we figured we would wax nostalgic on past events, share some favorite memories, and explore how this one event came to be significant for so many of us.

Rather than a single continuous conversation made up of a group of talking heads, we’ve recorded this episode in segments. Each one focusing on one person’s experiences with the conference. Also, due to the length, we’ve split this episode into two parts. This is part 2. Part 1 should also be available in your podcatcher, or if you’re listening to this on our website you can find part 1 here.

A considerable thank you to Unimus for sponsoring today’s episode. Unimus is a fast to deploy and easy to use Network Automation and Configuration Management solution. You can learn more about how you can start automating your network in under 15 minutes at unimus. Continue reading

Cisco Live: A Look Back – Part 1

Networking Conferences play a big role in many of our professional lives and Cisco Live is the biggest one when it comes to networking. This year being what it is, we’re seeing our favorite in person events being transformed into virtual, online-only events. Considering how much community can play a role in how these events make an impact, we figured we would wax nostalgic on past events, share some favorite memories, and explore how this one event came to be significant for so many of us.

Rather than a single continuous conversation made up of a group of talking heads, we’ve recorded this episode in segments. Each one focusing on one person’s experiences with the conference. Also, due to the length, we’ve split this episode into two parts. This is part 1. Part 2 should also be available in your podcatcher, or if you’re listening to this on our website you can find part 2 here.

A considerable thank you to Unimus for sponsoring today’s episode. Unimus is a fast to deploy and easy to use Network Automation and Configuration Management solution. You can learn more about how you can start automating your network in under 15 minutes at unimus. Continue reading

NTC – Security and Networking

The increased rate of change in networking isn’t just impacting the operational models used to run networks. Network security posture, infrastructure, and operations are having to adapt quickly as well. In this episode we sit down with Henry Jiang, CISO of Diligent Corporation, to talk about how security is adapting to current infrastructure trends.

Henry Jiang
Guest
Rick Sherman
Host
Jordan Martin
Host

Outro Music:
Danger Storm Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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Using Technology In Disaster Response

Have you ever wondered how emergency communications get re-established after major disasters? Who are the people who rush in to enable first responders to do their jobs efficiently in the most trying of circumstances. In this episode we talk with Dustin Li and Andrew White of ITDRC (Information Technology Disaster Resource Center) to find out exactly what it takes to use technology in disaster response and why it is so important.

You can learn more about what ITDRC is doing as well as help out the cause at the following locations:

Dustin Li
Guest
Andrew White
Guest
Tony Efantis
Host
Jordan Martin
Host

Outro Music:
Danger Storm Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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NTC – NetDevOps Report

The network automation community is continuously expanding and evolving. This can make it challenging to get a feel for where you are at on the automation journey. To shed some light on the current state of network automation, the NetDevOps survey was created. It’s an independent survey of network practitioners that collects information about the state of NetDevOps in the real world. As you might expect, it reveals some interesting trends within the community. In this episode we speak with the organizers of the NetDevOps survey to discuss how it came to be and some of the interesting results from the 2019 report.

2019 NetDevOps Survey Report

Damien Garros
Guest
Francois Caen
Guest
Rick Sherman
Host
Jordan Martin
Host

Outro Music:
Danger Storm Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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A Peek Into Content Delivery Networks

I always enjoy an opportunity to talk about the ins and outs of what it’s like to do networking in industries that don’t follow the typical enterprise models. In today’s episode we’re doing just that. Brian Martin, from the Twitch network engineering team, is joining us to talk about what it’s like to run a network where the primary product is real-time streaming video. If you, like me, are interested in hearing what it takes to make a service like Twitch run, this episode is for you.  

Brian Martin
Guest
Tony Efantis
Host
Jordan Martin
Host

Outro Music:
Danger Storm Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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Who Cares About Networking At A Time Like This

We find ourselves recording this in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic and I have to be honest that it’s been a bit challenging finding motivation to talk about networking when there’s so many other important things on people’s minds. I mean, who really cares about networking at a time like this? But as I started thinking about that very question the reality hit me, it’s everyone. Everyone cares about networking at a time like this because everyone, young and old, is using technology, networking, and specifically the Internet to hold on to whatever normalcy they can in these crazy times. The fact is that networking, and other core infrastructure skill sets have never been more important than they are right now. The real question I was challenged with wasn’t who cares about networking at a time like this, it’s who cares about a networking podcast at a time like this. I imagine some do, and some don’t, but we’re going to take today’s episode a bit lightly and just talk about what’s top of mind. We hope you’ll listen along. 

Yasmin Lara
Guest
David Penaloza
Guest
Tony Efantis
Host
Jordan Martin
Host

Outro Music:
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NTC – Navigating Enterprise Process

Technology is only a small piece of the automation puzzle and automation efforts often require adjustments or updates to the ways companies do their day to day work. Today we’re continuing our focus on Network Automation and Programmability by talking about Navigating Enterprise Process during automation projects.

Bryan Culver
Guest
Daryn Johnson
Guest
Rick Sherman
Host
Jordan Martin
Host

Outro Music:
Danger Storm Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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A New Path For Certifications

Cisco leads the industry when it comes to respected and valued IT infrastructure certification paths and last month Cisco made some significant changes to the way they do certifications. In today’s episode we discuss some of these changes and what the implications are for those of us pursuing new Cisco certifications or maintaining the certifications we already hold.  

Nick Russo
Guest
Kyler Middleton
Guest
Craig Stansbury
Guest
Jordan Martin
Host

Outro Music:
Danger Storm Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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NtC – Source Of Truth

In this inaugural episode of Network to Code on Network Collective, Jeremy Stretch, John Anderson, Rick Sherman, and Jordan Martin meet up around the virtual roundtable to discuss what a source of truth is, how it can play a critical role in your network automation efforts, and how the open source project Netbox might fill that role in your network.

Jeremy Stretch
Guest
John Anderson
Guest
Rick Sherman
Host
Jordan Martin
Host

Outro Music:
Danger Storm Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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Are All Networks Created Equal?

It’s not illogical to argue that since we all use the same networking technologies that all networks are essentially the same. Routing protocols, layer two technologies, and overlays all behave the same whether they are run in SOHO, enterprise, or service provider environments. That being said, it feels like there can be worlds of difference between the application of these technologies in different environments. In this episode Nick Buraglio, Kevin Myers, and I discuss just how interchangeable these technologies are and why it feels like engineers who work on the same technologies can feel worlds apart when their paths intersect.

Nick Buraglio
Guest
Kevin Myers
Guest
Jordan Martin
Host

Outro Music:
Danger Storm Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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The End Of WAN As We Know It?

In today’s iteration of the Network Collective Community Roundtable, I join Kevin Myers and Darrel Clute to talk about what’s on their minds and whether or not the WAN as we know it is a thing of the past. Hardware independent software overlays are becoming more popular but does this mean that traditional WAN is going away? Hear what Keven, Darrel, and I have to say about it on this episode.

Darrel Clute
Guest
Kevin Myers
Guest
Jordan Martin
Host

Outro Music:
Danger Storm Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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A Look Back, Some Predictions, And Learning As Engineers

In this episode we sit down with Jed Casey and Bruno Wollmann to have a conversation about what’s top of mind. We take a quick look back at predominant trends in 2019, pull out the crystal ball and make some predictions for 2020, and discuss certifications and learning as engineers.

Bruno Wollmann
Guest
Jed Casey
Guest
Jordan Martin
Host

Outro Music:
Danger Storm Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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We’re Back

It’s been a while but we’re back and it feels great. In this episode I talk about the status of the show, where the heck I’ve been, and where we are headed. I also share my personal story on burnout and some of the lessons I learned along the way.

In the episode I mention the fantastic Denise Fishburn and a video she did on burnout that helped me realize what I was dealing with. That video is embedded below.

Jordan Martin
Host

Outro Music:
Danger Storm Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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Community Spotlight – Terry Slattery

Terry Slattery has a distinguished career in networking and is well known for his contributions to the Cisco CLI, being the second person to obtain the CCIE, providing consultation to many organizations, and the list goes on. If it’s happened in networking, there’s a very good chance that Terry has experience in it. Today Terry joins us to to talk about how he got started into networking and how he’s navigated a very successful career in networking.

Terry Slattery
Guest
Jordan Martin
Host

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