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Stay current with IT news on vendor moves, new products and tech deals in this fast-moving podcast that analyzes the stories that impact Networking Professionals. Get insights and context to stay informed, all in the time it takes to have a (longish) coffee break.

    Nvidia Bids Billions For Arm; VMware Melds Kubernetes With vSphere

    Nvidia Bids Billions For Arm; VMware Melds Kubernetes With vSphere

    Take a Network Break! We begin with FU on DNS Flag Day and Samsung’s multi-billion 5G contract with Verizon, and then dive into Nvidia’s $40 billion bid for Arm. We report on Broadcom revoking access to its SDK from Cumulus Networks, and examine new features in vSphere 7 Update 1.

    Palo Alto launches its first SD-WAN appliances since its CloudGenix acquisition, Extreme debuts a new universal hardware strategy for wired and wireless switching, and Juniper rolls out a new 400GbE switch.

    CenturyLink rebrands as Lumen Technologies in hopes you’ll forget about CenturyLink, Equinix says it has contained a ransomware incident, Microsoft tests the ability to beam satellite data directly to Azure, and Microsoft concludes an experiment with an underwater data center.

    Get links to all these stories below.

    Sponsor: VMworld

    Today’s show is sponsored in part by VMware’s VMworld, taking place September 29th to October 1st as a live virtual event. Register now for keynotes, deep-dive technical sessions, and more at vmworld.com.

    Sponsor: TeamViewer

    In the age of remote work, how can distributed workforces keep their IT systems running smoothly while ensuring stability and security? TeamViewer Remote Management lets organizations of all sizes monitor business critical aspects of their IT, centralize important device information, patch vulnerabilities, and more. Learn more about TeamViewer Remote Management at teamviewer.com/networkbreak.

    Show Links:

    FU:

    Infoblox Is Supporting DNS Flag Day 2020 – Infoblox

    DNS Flag Day: Guidance for BlueCat Users – Bluecat

    News Links:

    NVIDIA to Acquire Arm for $40 Billion, Creating World’s Premier Computing Company for the Age of AI – NVIDIA

    UK tech giant Arm Holdings to be sold to US company Nvidia in $40bn deal – The Guardian

    Nvidia buys ARM Holdings from SoftBank for $40 billion [Updated] – Ars Technica

    Will Geopolitics Block Nvidia + Arm? – GestaltIT

    Enterprise Open Networking Musical Chairs is Over — Who’s Still Sitting? – Pica8

    What’s New and Different in Cumulus Linux 4.0.0 – Cumulus

    VMware Unlocks the Power of Kubernetes for 70 Million-Plus Workloads Running on vSphere – VMware

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    Samsung Dials Up A 5G Contract; Broadcom Announces Fast, Power-Efficient New Jericho Chip

    Samsung Dials Up A 5G Contract; Broadcom Announces Fast, Power-Efficient New Jericho Chip

    Take a Network Break! We start with an FU from a previous episode on CDNs and serverless, and then dive into the news.

    Samsung signs a multi-billion dollar contract to provide 5G gear and services to Verizon, Broadcom announces a new version of its Jericho ASIC that promises performance and power efficiency, and a rash of DDoS attacks in Europe show that this tried-and-true criminal tool isn’t going away.

    DNS Flag Day 2020 is fast approaching, a new study says most Zoom bombing is facilitated by insiders, the Blurtooth vulnerability is causing aches in Bluetooth, and Equinix grapples with a ransomware attack.

    Links to all these stories are below.

    Tech Bytes: AppNeta

    Stay tuned after the news for a sponsored Tech Bytes conversation with AppNeta on getting performance visibility on end users over that critical last mile.

    Sponsor: VMware’s VMworld

    VMware’s VMworld takes place September 29th to October 1st as a live virtual event. Register now for keynotes, deep-dive technical sessions, and more at vmworld.com.

    Sponsor: TeamViewer

    TeamViewer Remote Management lets organizations of all sizes monitor business critical aspects of their IT, centralize important device information, patch vulnerabilities, and more. Learn more about TeamViewer Remote Management at teamviewer.com/networkbreak

    Show Links:

    Samsung’s Massive Verizon 5G Contract Spells Doom for Nokia – SDX Central

    Is Samsung’s star rising in the West as Huawei’s fades? – MobileEurope

    Samsung Wins $6.6 Billion 5G Verizon Deal as Huawei Stumbles – Bloomberg

    Verizon Wireless Selects Samsung LTE Solutions for Indoor Use – Samsung Business Global (from 2014)

    Public Disclosures – Samsung Global

    Broadcom Samples Industry’s Highest-Performing Routing Chip at 14.4 Terabits per Second – Broadcom

    Broadcom Unveils Industry’s First Gen 7 64Gb/s Fibre Channel Switching Platforms Enabling an Autonomous SAN – Broadcom

    Broadcom Next-Gen Jericho Chip Gains Speed, Security – SDxCentral

    European ISPs report mysterious wave of DDoS attacks – ZDNet

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    Cisco Mixes Microservices And SD-WAN; Broadcom Rolls Out Gen7 Fibre Channel Switches

    Cisco Mixes Microservices And SD-WAN; Broadcom Rolls Out Gen7 Fibre Channel Switches

    Take a Network Break! We start with a quick acknowledgement of our 300th episode, and then dive into the week’s news. That includes a new Cisco initiative to incorporate microservices applications with SD-WAN, a CenturyLink outage, and multiple vulnerabilities in IOS-XR.
    Broadcom announces new Gen7 Fibre Channel switches, an IT director gets jail time for stealing and reselling Cisco switches from his employer, and SpaceX has launched more satellites for its orbiting broadband service while speed tests show there’s work to be done.
    Sponsor: VMware’s VMworld
    VMware’s VMworld takes place September 29th to October 1st as a live virtual event. Register now for keynotes, deep-dive technical sessions, and more at vmworld.com.
    Sponsor: TeamViewer

    In the age of remote work, how can distributed workforces keep their IT systems running smoothly while ensuring stability and security? TeamViewer Remote Management lets organizations of all sizes monitor business critical aspects of their IT, centralize important device information, patch vulnerabilities, and more. Learn more about TeamViewer Remote Management at teamviewer.com/networkbreak.
    Tech Bytes: NetMotion Software
    Stay tuned after the news for a sponsored Tech Bytes conversation with NetMotion, where we discuss how to achieve secure remote access without compromising user experience.
    Show Links:
    Cloud-Native SD-WAN: The WAN Your Kubernetes Applications Deserve – Cisco Blogs
    Cloud-Native SD-WAN (CNWAN) – GitHub
    CenturyLink / Level 3 Outage Analysis – ThousandEyes
    August 30th 2020: Analysis of CenturyLink/Level(3) Outage – Cloudflare Blog
    Cisco IOS XR Software DVMRP Memory Exhaustion Vulnerabilities – Cisco Systems
    Broadcom launches first Gen 7 Fibre Channel switches – Blocks and Files
    Former IT director gets jail time for selling government’s Cisco gear on eBay – ZDNet
    SpaceX launches 12th Starlink mission, says users getting 100Mbps downloads – Ars Technica
    StarLink Speed Tests are Disappointing – POTs and PANs



    Starlink Speed Tests Are Disappointi...

    • 48 min
    Cisco Acquires Audio Filter BabbleLabs; Apple Update Hits Facebook In The Ads

    Cisco Acquires Audio Filter BabbleLabs; Apple Update Hits Facebook In The Ads

    Take a Network Break! We start with listener follow-up on last-mile competition (or the lack thereof) in the United States, and the robustness of Meraki’s SD-WAN.
    On the news front, Cisco acquires a set of machine-learning PhDs that came bundled in an audio company called BabbleLabs, a former Cisco employee is charged with the destruction of Cisco cloud assets, and the IETF re-forecasts its budget due to lost revenue from in-person meetings.
    Facebook warns advertisers that a forthcoming Apple iOS update will hamstring its Audience Network offering; and we review financial results from HPE, VMware, and Nutanix.
    Sponsor: VMware’s VMworld
    VMware’s VMworld is happening September 29th to October 1st as a live virtual event. Register now for keynotes, deep-dive technical sessions, and more at vmworld.com.
    Sponsor: Team Viewer
    In the age of remote work, how can distributed workforces keep their IT systems running smoothly while ensuring stability and security? TeamViewer Remote Management lets organizations of all sizes monitor business critical aspects of their IT, centralize important device information without relying on end-user input, detect and patch software vulnerabilities, and protect devices against external threats and human error. Learn more about TeamViewer Remote Management at teamviewer.com/networkbreak.
    Tech Bytes: Silver Peak
    Stay tuned after the news for a sponsored Tech Bytes conversation on SD-WAN with Silver Peak customer Quantum Clean. We talk about how the company reduced downtime and boosted the performance of its global WAN.
    Show Links:
    Cisco acquires BabbleLabs to help users control unwanted noise in meetings – HelpNet Security
    Cisco Announces Intent to Acquire BabbleLabs to Improve Video Meeting Experience – Cisco Systems
    Ex-Cisco Employee Pleads Guilty to Deleting 16K Webex Teams Accounts – Threatpost
    IETF Administration LLC 2020 Budget Reforecast – IETF
    Preparing Our Partners for iOS 14 – Facebook
    iOS 14 privacy settings will tank ad targeting business, Facebook warns – Ars Technica
    HPE reports Q3 results – HPE
    HPE finances tangled up by cabling concerns, but Q3 revenue and profit rose regardless – The Register
    Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co...

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    Arista Launches CloudVision As A Service; Cisco, Megaport Partner On SD-WAN

    Arista Launches CloudVision As A Service; Cisco, Megaport Partner On SD-WAN

    Take a Network Break! Arista announces a SaaS version of its CloudVision management software, Cisco Systems and Megaport partner on SD-WAN, and China has reportedly begun blocking TLS 1.3 traffic.
    Lumina Networks, which provided commercial support for OpenDaylight, is winding down the company. Secure remote access startup Ananda Networks comes out of stealth, and Apstra announces new features in its Intent-Based Networking software.
    A former Uber security executive has been charged with allegedly covering up a 2016 security breach at the ride-hailing startup, Apple raises the ire of global wireless companies over MAC randomization, and users leak Starlink speed test data to the Internet.
    Get links to all these stories after our sponsor messages.
    Sponsor: Apstra
    Today’s episode is sponsored in part by Apstra. Apstra enables continuous automation and validation of your data center network architecture and operations. Find out more at apstra.com/packetpushers.
    Sponsor: VMware VMworld
    VMworld takes place September 29th to October 1st as a live virtual event that’s entirely free. Register now for keynotes, deep-dive technical sessions, and more at vmworld.com.
    Show Links:
    Arista Joins The Cloud-Managed Infrastructure Pack With SaaS Version Of CloudVision – Packet Pushers
    The CloudVision Journey – Arista
    Transforming the Network Edge with MVE – Megaport
    China is now blocking all encrypted HTTPS traffic that uses TLS 1.3 and ESNI – ZDNet
    Exposing and Circumventing China’s Censorship of ESNI – Great Firewall Report
    China now blocking ESNI-enabled TLS 1.3 connections, say Great-Firewall-watchers – The Register
    Research Paper from University of Massachusetts – On the Importance of Encrypted-SNI (ESNI) to Censorship Circumvention  – USENIX (PDF)
    Heavy Networking 488: Using Genetic Algorithms To Avoid Internet Censorship – Packet Pushers
    Open source vendor Lumina Networks pulls the plug – FierceTelecom
    Lumina Networks to Wind Down – Lumina Networks
    Ananda Networks Comes Out of Stealth to Help Companies Connect Their Distribut...

    • 44 min
    Juniper Rolls Out New WiFi 6 APs; Security Spending Is Pointless (Mostly)

    Juniper Rolls Out New WiFi 6 APs; Security Spending Is Pointless (Mostly)

    Take a Network Break! This week’s news analysis includes new WiFi 6 APs from Juniper, a discussion about whether security spending is actually worth it, and the launch of a new brokerage service for edge and cloud computing.
    We discuss a new access and authorization startup called Elisity, examine a new service mesh offering from Microsoft, track the Mozilla Foundation’s woes, and review Cisco’s latest financial results.
    As always, links to all these stories are provided for your perusal.
    Sponsor: Apstra
    Today’s episode is sponsored in part by Apstra. Apstra enables continuous automation and validation of your data center network architecture and operations. Find out more at apstra.com/packetpushers.
    Tech Bytes: NetMotion
    Stay tuned after the news for a sponsored Tech Bytes conversation with NetMotion. We talk secure remote access during a pandemic, and how companies are wrestling with security and employee privacy in a WFH environment. Download the NetMotion Software Defined Perimeter Report to see how a zero trust architecture could fit into your organization.
    Show Links:
    Juniper Networks Expands Reach of AI-Driven Enterprise with New Wi-Fi 6 Access Points – Juniper Networks
    Capital One to pay $80 million fine after data breach – Reuters
    Travelex Forced into Administration After Ransomware Attack – Infosecurity Magazine
    Edgevana Unveiled – A soft Launch of a Huge Idea – Edgevana
    Edgevana Official Launch – Daily Check-In for August 13, 2020 – Ned Bellavance
    Introducing Edgevana – The CTO Advisor Podcast
    Startup Elisity Puts Identity At The Core Of Its Access/Authorization Offering – Packet Pushers
    Open Service Mesh
    Microsoft introduces Open Service Mesh for Kubernetes, plans quick donation to CNCF – The Register
    SMI – A standard interface for service meshes on Kubernetes – SMI
    Google’s Management of Istio Raises Questions in the Cloud Native Community – The New Stack
    Open Usage Commons – Open Usage

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