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    Full Stack Journey 048: Where Is IT Headed In 2021?

    Full Stack Journey 048: Where Is IT Headed In 2021?

    On today’s episode of the Full Stack Journey podcast, host Scott Lowe is joined by fellow Packet Pusher podcast host Drew Conry-Murray for a lively discussion on the trends they see emerging in the industry, and how IT professionals can prepare themselves for those trends.

    Drew and Scott discuss:



    * The status of network automation and whitebox

    * How public cloud is affecting the industry, and what can IT professionals do about it

    * Apple’s move to ARM

    * Whether certifications have value in the cloud world

    * Emerging tools in 2021 you should be aware of



    If you’re interested in some fun banter about where the industry is headed and what you can do to prepare your skill set accordingly, then you don’t want to miss this episode!

    Sponsor: ITProTV

    Grow your IT career with online IT training from ITProTV. From CompTIA, Cisco, and Microsoft, ITProTV has over 4,000 hours of training. Stream courses live or on demand on your favorite device. Get a 7-day free trial and 30% off all plans at itpro.tv/full. Use the promo code “FULL” when you check out.

    Sponsor: Linode

    Simplify your cloud infrastructure with Linode’s Linux virtual machines and develop, deploy, and scale your modern applications faster and easier. Listeners of the Full Stack Journey podcast can get started on Linode today with a $100s in free credit. You can find all the details at linode.com/fullstackjourney.

    Show Links:

    Why Is Public Cloud Networking So Different? – IPSpace

    Heavy Networking 542: Is Whitebox Too Risky For The Enterprise? – Packet Pushers

    Day Two Cloud 070: The State Of Multi-Cloud Networking – Day Two Cloud

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

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

    Take a Network Break! This week we explore AWS’s pre-Thanksgiving outage and the lack of fallout, discuss a new AWS firewall service, and report on why Linus Torvalds isn’t holding his breath on seeing Linux run on Apple’s new M1 SoC.
    The British government accelerates the deadline for telcos to stop installing Huawei gear, and we dive into financial results from Palo Alto Networks, VMware, and Dell Technologies.
    Sponsor: Linode
    Get simple, affordable, accessible cloud computing. Linode’s Linux virtual machines let you develop, deploy, and scale your modern applications faster and easier. Get started on Linode today with a $100 in free credit for listeners of Network Break Podcast. You can find all the details at linode.com/networkbreak.
    Tech Bytes: ThousandEyes Integrates Cloud Visibility
    Stay tuned after the news for a sponsored Tech Bytes conversation with ThousandEyes about new capabilities including multi-service views, hybrid cloud visibility, and more.
    Show Links:
    Summary of the Amazon Kinesis Event in the Northern Virginia (US-EAST-1) Region – AWS
    AWS admits to ‘severely impaired’ services in US-EAST-1, can’t even post updates to Service Health Dashboard – The Register
    AWS Network Firewall – New Managed Firewall Service in VPC – AWS
    Real World Technologies – Forums – Thread: Question to Torvalds – Real World Tech
    Linus Torvalds would like to use an M1 Mac for Linux, but…  – ZDNet
    Britain commits US$333 million to help carriers replace Huawei 5G – South China Morning Post
    That other controversial Chinese telco: The FCC rejects ZTE’s petition against its ‘national security threat’ designation – The Register
    Palo Alto Networks Reports Fiscal First Quarter 2021 Financial Results – Palo Alto Networks
    VMware Reports Fiscal Year 2021 Third Quarter Results – VMware
    Remote Work and Learn Solutions Drive Dell Technologies’ Third Quarter Fiscal 2021 Financial Results – Dell Technologies
    A Look Into Dell’s Debt – Benzinga

    • 44 min
    Heavy Networking 552: How Fortinet Enables Multi-Vendor Security Integration (Sponsored)

    Heavy Networking 552: How Fortinet Enables Multi-Vendor Security Integration (Sponsored)

    On today’s Heavy Networking, sponsored by Fortinet, we dive into a variety of topics including a multiplicity of edges that require connectivity and security (WAN edge, LAN edge, cloud edge, remote edge, etc.), the convergence of infrastructure and security, the need for interoperability among security vendors, implementing Zero Trust Access (ZTA), and the current and future roles for technologies such as machine learning (ML) and AI.

    Our guest today is Fortinet’s John Maddison, EVP of Products. John shares his insights on why customers are converging on fewer vendor platforms, how security features and capabilities are consolidating, and how Fortinet integrates ML and AI.

    We discuss:



    * Protecting edge environments

    * Why customers are converging on fewer platforms

    * The consolidation of security functions

    * Enabling Zero Trust Access (ZTA)

    * Fortinet’s use of connectors to integrates with third-party products

    * How Fortinet uses machine learning to improve security operations and response

    * The company’s AI roadmap

    * More



    Show Links:

    Network Security Expert (NSE) Institute – Fortinet

    Fortinet.com

    Free Cybersecurity Training

    • 38 min
    IPv6 Buzz 065: Understanding Carrier-Grade NAT (CGN) And IPv6

    IPv6 Buzz 065: Understanding Carrier-Grade NAT (CGN) And IPv6

    In this week’s episode, Ed and Tom talk discuss the impact that service provider deployment of Carrier Grade NAT (CGN) has had on the overall adoption of IPv6.

    Our guests are Kevin Myers and Nick Russo. Kevin and Nick have both worked with CGN and IPv6, and Nick is designing an IPv6 training course on Pluralsight.

    Topics discussed include:



    * What is CGN and how is it deployed in service provider networks today? How has CGN deployment changed over time?

    * Is CGN a technology that should be included in IPv6 training?

    * What have historically been CGN’s biggest liabilities? What issues still exist for it?

    * Should CGN and IPv6 coexist?



    Thanks for listening!

    Show Links:

    @stubarea51 – Kevin Myers on Twitter

    Kevin Myers on LinkedIn

    IP ArchiTects – Kevin Myers’ consultancy

    @nickrusso42518 – Nick Russo on Twitter

    NJRUSMC.net – Nick Russo’s Website

    Securely Transitioning Enterprise Networks to IPv6 – Pluralsight

    Carrier-Grade NAT – Wikipedia

    CGN, IPv6 and fighting online crime… – Internet Society

    Unique IPv6 Prefix per Host – IETF

    Your Hosts:



    * Tom Coffeen @ipv6tom

    * Ed Horley @ehorley

    • 50 min
    Day Two Cloud 076: A Curated KubeCon And CloudNativeCon Roundup

    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.
    Sponsor: Linode
    Simplify your cloud infrastructure with Linode’s Linux virtual machines and develop, deploy, and scale your modern applications faster and easier. Linode has 11 global data centers and provides 24/7/365 human support with no tiers or hand-offs regardless of your plan size. Get started on Linode today with a $100 in free credit for listeners of Day 2 Cloud podcast. You can find all the details at linode.com/day2cloud.
    Sponsor: Datadog
    Datadog is a monitoring platform for cloud-scale infrastructure and applications. Datadog provides dashboarding, alerting, application performance monitoring, and log management in one platform. It integrates with AWS, so you can start monitoring EC2, RDS, ECS, and all your other AWS services in minutes. Try it yourself with a free, 14-day trial and get a free Datadog T-shirt! Visit datadog.com/daytwocloud to get started.
    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.
    Show Links:
    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
    Kubernetes Security Specialis...

    • 53 min
    Tech Bytes: Automating Troubleshooting With Riverbed (Sponsored)

    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.

    We discuss:



    * 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

    * More



    Show Links:

    Riverbed.com/day2cloud

    • 14 min

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