The most popular shows from the Packet Pushers Podcast Network in one feed. 1-The Weekly Show (network engineering). 2-Priority Queue (even more network engineering). 3-Datanauts (the full IT stack including cloud). 4-Network Break (IT news and analysis from the week). 5-Briefings In Brief (interesting vendor stories in 15 minutes or less).
Day Two Cloud 076: A Curated KubeCon And CloudNativeCon Roundup
On today’s Day Two Cloud we review announcements and make our observations of the KubeCon and CloudNativeCon North America 2020 virtual event. There were at least fifty announcements released during these events, and we’re going to march you through each and every one!
Just kidding. We hand-selected a few of the most interesting to discuss, including from Sysdig, Equinix, and Mirantis (see links below). We also discuss our perceptions of the event, the quality of the technical sessions, the results of Cloud Native survey, and more.
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Tech Bytes: Riverbed And Automated Troubleshooting
Stay tuned for a sponsored Tech Bytes conversation where we talk to Riverbed about how to automate troubleshooting…which sounds like nonsense. But it isn’t. Not exactly. That is, when you have issues in your complicated application delivery infrastructure, what reactions can you automate to make the troubleshooting process useful? The big idea is to reduce your MTTR–mean time to resolution. Our guest is Chris Eckert, Technical Solutions Architect at Riverbed.
Vendor Lock-In. Maybe Not So Evil. – Packet Pushers YouTube
You Don’t Need a Service Mesh – Ned In The Cloud YouTube
Sysdig Introduces Low-Touch Zero Trust Network Security for Kubernetes – Sysdig
Equinix Triples Investment in Cloud Native Computing Foundation to Fuel Open Source Innovation – Equinix
Mirantis Lens Adds Extension API, Offering Seamless Integration with any Kubernetes Integrated Component, Toolkit, or Service – Mirantis
Kontena Lens – The Smart Dashboard for Kubernetes – YouTube
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Tech Bytes: Automating Troubleshooting With Riverbed (Sponsored)
Our story is this Day Two Cloud Tech Bytes episode is about the automation of troubleshooting. For a lot of network engineers, Wireshark and a laptop are the standard tools for diagnosing a problem. And while Wireshark and a laptop can be very useful, there are situations where they may not be enough.
The goal is to take advantage of machine learning to be able to react to network issues automatically. Riverbed is our sponsor for this conversation, and our guest is Chris Eckert, Technical Solutions Architect at Riverbed.
* Why packet capture and flow records are necessary elements for troubleshooting
* What and where to monitor
* How to transition from reactive responsive to an automated approach
* Building a machine learning baseline
* The importance of APIs for your monitoring and visibility tools
Tech Bytes: Palo Alto Networks Pushes For The Next Generation Of SD-WAN (Sponsored)
Palo Alto Networks acquired CloudGenix in April 2020. On today’s Tech Bytes, sponsored by Palo Alto Networks, we discuss the latest advancements in Palo Alto Networks CloudGenix SD-WAN, explore two new appliances, and talk about where SD-WAN is headed and what network engineers and security pros should be thinking about when it comes to the WAN and SASE.
Our guest is Kumar Ramanchandran, SVP of Products at Palo Alto and a CloudGenix co-founder.
* Why applications, not packets, matter for SD-WAN
* New ION 1000 and ION 9000 appliances
* Adding ML capabilities for autonomous operations and smarter problem resolution
* Integration with Palo Alto Networks’ Prisma Access
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Network Break 311: Apstra Gets Loud About SONiC; VMware Sinks More Hooks Into Networking
This week’s Network Break podcast examines Apstra’s new support for the SONiC network OS in Apstra’s IBN platform, IBM’s acquisition of cloud-native APM vendor Instana, and the startup EdgeQ comes out of stealth to tout a $51 million investment to build chips for 5G use cases.
Marvell announces new Ethernet transceivers for 2.5, 5, and 10G access switches, VMware announces new tweaks to its networking portfolio and rolls out a “framework” for running enterprise and cloud networks, Cato Networks raises another $130 million as it pursues the SASE market, and a bill in the US Congress allocates $750 million to spur OpenRAN investment by US tech companies.
Get links to all these stories below.
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Tech Bytes: CloudGenix
Stay tuend after the news for a sponsored Tech Bytes conversation about Palo Alto Networks’ CloudGenix SD-WAN product. Find out how CloudGenix differentiates itself from the pack, plus we discuss new appliances and new ML capabilities.
Apstra’s Software Release Accelerates the Speed and Reliability of How SONiC Networks are Deployed and Operated in the Data Center – Apstra
IBM to Acquire Instana as Company Continues to Advance its Hybrid Cloud and AI Strategy – IBM
BiB 072: Automate Cloud Native Monitoring With Instana – Packet Pushers
EdgeQ Raises $51M in Funding to Unify 5G and AI in an Open and Programmable Platform to Ignite Edge Networks – EdgeQ
Marvell Expands Borderless Enterprise Portfolio with Industry-Leading Octal Scalable mGig PHY Family – Marvell
VMware Unveils the Modern Network Framework for Data Center and Cloud Networking – VMware
Cato Networks Valued at Over $1 Billion, Raises $130 Million to Extend SASE Market Leadership – Cato Networks
Uncle Sam passes comms act that sets aside $750m for the development of OpenRAN – The Register
Heavy Networking 551: An Insider’s Guide To The SONiC Network OS
SONiC, or Software for Open Networking in the Cloud, is a network OS that can run on a variety of whitebox switches. Originally developed by Microsoft, SONiC is now an open-source project with distributions that target hyperscale, cloud, and enterprise environments.
SONiC is one of many open-source and/or disaggregated network OSs, but its backing by heavyweights such as Microsoft, and more recently, Dell, have ensured a steady stream of development and attention. SONiC is part of a larger movement toward disaggregation and whitebox that have changed the nature of data center networks. Disaggregation and whitebox enable more product choice and flexibility and allow new design patterns to emerge.
In today’s community show, David Maltz visits the Packet Pushers to talk about the SONIC project. David is a Technical Fellow at Microsoft who has been deeply involved in SONiC’s development.
* The motivation for developing SONiC
* The relationship between SONiC and SAI (Switch Abstraction Interface)
* Telemetry and analytics features
* ASIC support
* SONiC and network operations
* The SONiC roadmap
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Tech Bytes: Pluribus Networks
Stay tuned after the SONiC discussion for a sponsored Tech Bytes podcast with Pluribus Networks. We dive into Pluribus Networks’ Linux-based Netvisor ONE OS for white box switches. We also discuss Pluribus’ unique Adaptive Cloud Fabric, a distributed and controllerless SDN solution for deploying and automating data center fabrics that promises simpler operations and a lower TCO. Our guest is Alessandro Barbieri, VP of Product Management.
SONiC – Microsoft Azure
Meet SONiC, the new NOS (definitely not the same as the old NOS) – Networkworld
Emerging Networking Scenarios with SONiC – OCP 2020 Virtual Summit Keynote (YouTube)
Open Networking & SONiC – OCP 2020 Virtual Summit: Panel Discussion (YouTube)
SONiC/SAI and Its Rapid Growing Ecosystem – OCP 2019 Keynote (YouTube)
Nokia, Dell, Apstra Get SONiC With Microsoft – SDXCentral
SONiC: The networking switch software that powers the Microsoft Global Cl...
Tech Bytes: Pluribus Rethinks Open Networking For Better Programmability, TCO (Sponsored)
Today we dive into Pluribus Networks’ Linux-based Netvisor ONE OS for white box switches. We also discuss Pluribus’ unique Adaptive Cloud Fabric, a distributed and controllerless SDN solution for deploying and automating data center fabrics that promises simpler operations and a lower TCO.
Curious? Our guest, Alessandro Barbieri, VP of Product Management, is here to whet your nerdy appetite with more details about how Pluribus sees things differently, and what it could mean for your network.
* Open networking with Linux based Netvisor ONE OS
* Controllerless Adaptive Cloud Fabric architecture and benefits
* Capex/opex savings with this architecture
* Automation & programmability of underlay and VXLAN overlay
* Single site DC fabric, multi-site DC fabric & MetroE use cases
* Standard protocols for interoperability
@pluribusnet – Pluribus Networks on Twitter
Pluribus Networks Netvisor ONE Data Sheet – Pluribus Networks (PDF)
Adaptive Cloud Fabric Product Overview – Pluribus Networks
Looking for a Cumulus Alternative? – Pluribus Networks