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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!
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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
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.
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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.
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
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.
* 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
Network Security Expert (NSE) Institute – Fortinet
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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!
@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
* Tom Coffeen @ipv6tom
* Ed Horley @ehorley
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