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Tech Bytes: Protecting Public Schools With Fortinet’s Security Fabric (Sponsored)

In this Tech Bytes podcast we talk with Bill Pulte, CIO of the Educational Services Unit (ESU), which provides education services to public schools in Nebraska. Pulte uses multiple Fortinet products, including Fortinet's firewalls and Security Fabric, to help protect school districts across the state. Fortinet is our episode sponsor.

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Network Break 343: Ericsson, Verizon Ink $8.3 Billion 5G Deal; Intel Reports Flat Revenues

This week on the Network Break we examine an $8.3 billion 5G deal between Ericsson and Verizon, Microsoft's CloudKnox purchase to bolster cloud permissions management, research into microprocessors on flexible materials, Intel's underwhelming financial results, and more IT news.

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Heavy Networking 590: What It Takes To Build An ISP In 2021

There's a huge amount that goes into building an ISP, from getting access to poles to run fiber, operating a cable plant, setting up customer support and billing, getting network gear in place---not to mention developing a viable business model and funding the whole thing. On today's Heavy Networking podcast we talk with Jim Troutman of Tilson Technology Management about building a local ISP in New England.

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Full Stack Journey 056: Network Automation Progress And Problems

What's the latest with network automation? Where is the industry getting things right, and where is there more work to be done? How is public cloud influencing network automation? Scott Lowe welcomes Ethan Banks to the Full Stack Journey podcast for an update on the state of automation in networking.

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Tech Bytes: Instrumenting For Hybrid Work With AppNeta (Sponsored)

On today's sponsored Tech Bytes episode, we talk with AppNeta about instrumenting application performance to support on-prem and remote employees in today's hybrid work environment. Our AppNeta guests are Sean Armstrong, VP of Products; and Alec Pinkham Director of Product Marketing.

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Network Break 342: SolarWinds Back In Security Hot Seat; In Defense Of The Fax Machine

Today's Network Break podcast delves into security issues at SolarWinds and SonicWall, discusses a new network offload capability between NVIDIA and Palo Alto Networks, comments on Japanese bureaucrats who refuse to give up their fax machines, and more tech news.

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Heavy Networking 589: Cloud Networking’s Good, Bad, And Ugly: What CSPs Don’t Tell You (Sponsored)

Today's Heavy Networking examines how some of the unpleasant bits of cloud networking can be improved, particularly in the areas of troubleshooting, visibility, security, and automation. Our sponsor is Aviatrix, and they’ve sent us three architects to nerd out about cloud network design and how Aviatrix might fit into the picture. Our guests are Brad Hedlund and James Devine from Aviatrix, and customer Chris Oliver with NI.

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Day Two Cloud 106: Towards A More Open Cloud

On today's Day Two Cloud we discuss the notion of open cloud. The premise is about reducing or minimizing costs of migrating from a public cloud. In theory, open cloud lets organizations keep their options open to make changes and reduces lock-in. But is open cloud even feasible? Our guest is Chris Psaltis, co-founder and CEO of Mist.io, a startup building an open-source, multi-cloud management platform.

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Heavy Networking 588: Exploring The Hidden Realms Of Subsea Cables With Telstra (Sponsored)

Subsea communications cables are an essential part of the global Internet. On today's Heavy Networking, sponsored by Telstra, we dive into the realms of undersea cables to learn how they are laid, signalling methods, POPs and landing stations, how they can be damaged (and repaired), and more. Our Telstra guests are Andy Lumsden, Head of Network Engineering and Operations; and Jeff McHardy, General Manager, Network Development and Commercial Management.

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Tech Bytes: An IT Punch List For Reopening The Office (Sponsored)

If IT thinks it can take the office network out of mothballs and expect everything to be fine when employees show up, think again. On today's Tech Bytes podcast, sponsored by Netskope, guest Hansang Bae shares a punch list of tasks IT should complete before end users get back to the office.

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Network Break 341: Ransomware Clobbers Kaseya Customers; HPE Buys Zerto For Cloud Data Protection

This week Network Break examines the fallout of the Kaseya breach, HPE's acquisitions of Zerto and Ampool to extend the value of its Greenlake platform, and Fortinet's purchase of a secure software development tool. We also discuss FTC accusations against Broadcom and what a court ruling could mean for Netflix and other content providers in South Korea.

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Heavy Networking 587: When Your Side Project Gets Billions Of Hits – The ICanHazIP Saga

Today on Heavy Networking, the icanhazip story. On the surface, icanhazip.com is simple enough: You hit the URL, and get back your external, public IP address. There are no ads, no blinky lights, just an IP. This free, simple utility has become widely popular, with billions of requests per day. We talk with creator Major Hayden about why and how he built icanhazip, the time and money he's invested, and the insane amount of personal effort it's taken to keep it going.

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Day Two Cloud 105: How The Fly.io Cloud Brings Apps Closer To Users

Fly.io is a public cloud that can run your applications all over the world. The goal of Fly.io is to allow developers to self-service complicated infrastructure without an ops team, while making multi-region a default setting to get apps as close to the user as possible. Our guest is founder Kurt Mackey. This is not a sponsored show.

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Network Break 340: Marvell Challenges NVIDIA With 5nm DPU; Startup WiteSand Tackles Multi-Vendor Campus Network Management

This week's podcast asks how many Data Processing Units (DPUs) the market can support, discusses a startup that wants to manage your multi-vendor campus network from the cloud, explores new security capabilities in Forward Networks' network verification software, and more tech news.

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Heavy Networking 586: Virtualizing And Accelerating 5G RAN With 3rd Gen Intel® Xeon (Sponsored)

Today's Heavy Networking, sponsored by Intel, dives into 5G, virtualization, and AI. Intel's 3rd Gen Xeon processors can support a variety of use cases, including running virtualized network functions in the data center, at the edge, and in the cloud. They also have built-in acceleration for AI and cryptography, giving organizations a flexible platform for a variety of workloads, including service providers building out 5G networks. Our guest is Cristina Rodriguez, Vice President Data Center Group General Manager Wireless Access Network Division at Intel.

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IPv6 Buzz 079: IPv6 In The Data Center

In this week's IPv6 Buzz podcast, we explore IPv6 in the data center with guest Jeff Tantsura. Jeff is formerly head of Network Strategy with Juniper/Apstra, and now with Microsoft Azure. We explore IPv6 use cases in the data center, reasons for and challenges of assigning a /64 per host, leveraging IPv6 flow labels to improve data center fabric performance, and more.

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Day Two Cloud 104: Cloud Is No Escape From Your Data Center Dumpster Fire

IT and business leaders need to be more nuanced in their approach to the cloud. On today's Day Two Cloud podcast, guest Melissa Palmer discusses why cloud hype is a problem for organizations, the need to understand why you'd use cloud, what problems you're trying to solve, and why poor operational processes on prem won't magically vanish by moving to the cloud.

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