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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).

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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).

    Tech Bytes: Dell Technologies With Intel Partner To Deliver An Innovative Microsoft Azure Stack HCI (Sponsored)

    Tech Bytes: Dell Technologies With Intel Partner To Deliver An Innovative Microsoft Azure Stack HCI (Sponsored)

    Hyperconverged infrastructure integrates compute, storage, and networking to simplify infrastructure deployment and operations. In today’s  Tech Bytes podcast, sponsored by Dell Technologies, we examine an Azure Stack HCI offering from Dell EMC. Dell worked with Intel and Microsoft to optimize the performance and scale of the Azure Stack platform, including the use of Intel Optane’s persistent memory.

    Our guests are Jayanth YK, Sr. Cloud Architect – Microsoft Hybrid Cloud at Dell Technologies; and Chris “Murph” Murphy, Regional Sales Director at Intel.

    We discuss:



    * Elements of the Azure Stack bundle

    * Benefits of hyperconverged infrastructure for IT modernization

    * Typical workloads that customers run on Azure Stack

    * Optimizations that Dell and Intel bring to the platform

    * More



    Show Links:

    Dell Technologies InfoHub

    Solutions For Azure Stack HCI – Dell Technologies

    Microsoft Azure Stack – Dell Technologies

    @YkJayanth – Jayanth YK on Twitter

    • 17 min
    Day Two Cloud 067: Choosing The Right Applications For The Cloud With SolarWinds (Sponsored)

    Day Two Cloud 067: Choosing The Right Applications For The Cloud With SolarWinds (Sponsored)

    Does your app belong in the cloud? Of course it does, because cloud!
    Uh, no. Most companies have gotten away from that sort of thinking, as the “because cloud” approach has resulted in some bad architecture and unexpectedly large bills. These days we know that cloud adoption requires thought, care, analysis, and a plan.
    So what apps do belong in the cloud? How do you figure that out?
    To help us answer these questions, Dave Wagner, Senior Manager, Product Marketing at SolarWinds, has joined us to help us come up with a strategy for determining what apps should be in the cloud, and what apps are better left on traditional infrastructure.
    SolarWinds is our sponsor for this episode, and has tools to help organizations decide whether on-prem or cloud is the best home for an application.
    We discuss:

    * Features that make an application suited to public cloud
    * Problems with forklifting an application
    * Whether hybrid cloud is a transitional strategy
    * Tools for assessing workloads
    * Cloud migration issues such as dependencies
    * More

    Takeaways:

    * User experience is king – it’s about performance.
    * Performance is limited by capacity. There’s always a bottleneck. Cloud doesn’t make this untrue – just moves the bottleneck.
    * Cost impacts everything. Overprovisioning, moving data, underprovisioning. It all has a price.

    Show Links:
    SolarWinds.com/APMsolutions
    SolarWinds Application Performance Management:
    Server & Application Monitor – Infrastructure and application performance monitoring for commercial off-the-shelf (COTs) and SaaS applications.
    AppOptics – SaaS-based infrastructure and application performance monitoring, tracing, profiling, and custom metrics for hybrid and cloud-custom applications.
    Pingdom – Synthetic and real user monitoring for visibility and troubleshooting of web applications from outside the firewall.

    • 48 min
    Network Break 302: Nvidia Bids Billions For Arm; VMware Melds Kubernetes With vSphere

    Network Break 302: 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

    a href="https://www.theregister.

    • 1 hr
    Heavy Networking 540: Sinefa Blends Network Data, Synthetics To Measure End User Experience (Sponsored)

    Heavy Networking 540: Sinefa Blends Network Data, Synthetics To Measure End User Experience (Sponsored)

    Network monitoring has been around for a long time, but the explosion of software in networking means that monitoring is practical and, dare I say, it easier than ever. More importantly, people are finding that network monitoring in 2020 actually works.

    In today’s sponsored show, we talk with Sinefa about its Digital Experience Monitoring capabilities. Sinefa brings together multiple domains including network traffic, DPI, end point monitoring, and synthetic transactions to get clear, accurate, and actionable information on how network performance affects the end user experience with applications. Sinefa says it can also speed up the resolution of front-line troubleshooting.

    Sinefa relies on software and hardware probes at branch locations, the data center, and in cloud VPCs; as well as synthetic transaction capabilities; an end user agent; and a SaaS platform to ingest and analyze data.

    Our guests from Sinefa are Chris Siakos, CTO; and Alex Henthorn-Iwane, VP of Product Marketing.

    We discuss:



    * Observability for understanding end user application performance

    * Making operations and troubleshooting as easy as possible

    * Combining network traffic and synthetics for a more full picture of the end user experience

    * Benefits of the end user agent, including the ability to identify Wi-Fi issues on home networks

    * Customer use cases

    * More



    Show Links:

    Sinefa.com/packetpushers

    @Sinefa_Inc – Sinefa on Twitter

    • 41 min
    Day Two Cloud 066: Cloud Computing At The Edge(s)

    Day Two Cloud 066: Cloud Computing At The Edge(s)

    The “edge” is one of the latest buzzwords to emerge in IT. Like “cloud” before it, edge can mean a lot of things depending on who’s trying to sell you something: a branch office; the base station of a cell tower; an IoT sensor; a cloud or telco outpost of compute, storage, and networking.

    On today’s Day Two Cloud we try to get our arms around the edge and what it means for your IT  infrastructure, your operations, and your business.

    Our guest is Mark Thiele, CEO and founder of Edgevana.

    We discuss:



    * What “edge” really is and why it’s distinct

    * The growth potential and opportunities in edge computing

    * Compute, storage, and networking challenges

    * Operational issues in deploying and supporting edge infrastructure

    * More



    Takeaways:



    * There is an Edge for most every enterprise

    * Differentiation with the customer is key and it can come from unusual places

    * There isn’t one provider that will solve all you edge requirements and even within the enterprise there is unlikely to be just one deployment/business model for Edge



    Sponsor: VMworld

    VMworld takes place September 29th to October 1st as a live, virtual event. You can attend for free! Register now for interesting and informative keynotes, deep-dive technical sessions, and more at VMworld.com.

    Sponsor: HexaBuild

    Started by IPv6 experts who literally wrote the books on IPv6, HexaBuild is the premiere IT training, education, and consulting company. If your projects include cloud, IoT, security, or networking, you’ll need IPv6. HexaBuild is here to help you deploy and manage IPv6 successfully. Find out more at hexabuild.io to learn more.

    Show Links:

    Edgevana

    Edgevana Blog

    Edge Industry Review – EdgeIR.com

    The Cloud 2030

    Linux Foundation Edge – Linux Foundation

    Mark Thiele on LinkedIn

    Mark Thiele’s LinkedIn Blog

    @mthiele10 – Mark Thiele on Twitter

    Day Two Cloud 030: The Gnarly Challenges Of Edge Computing – Packet Pushers

    • 1 hr
    Tech Bytes: AppNeta And Performance Visibility Over The Last Mile (Sponsored)

    Tech Bytes: AppNeta And Performance Visibility Over The Last Mile (Sponsored)

    Today’s Tech Bytes episode is sponsored by AppNeta, and we’re going to discuss how companies can get performance visibility for end users now that many people are working from home and connecting over last-mile networks that IT has little visibility into or control over.

    Our AppNeta guests are Seth Differ, Senior Manager, Solutions Consulting; and Alec Pinkham, Director of Product Marketing.

    We discuss:



    * How AppNeta combines end point agents, path data, and deep packet inspection to measure user experience

    * Visibility barriers in a work-from-home environment

    * Common performance issues for remote workers

    * Tips for managing expectations in hybrid home and office scenarios

    * More



    Show Links:

    AppNeta.com/packetpushers

    AppNeta Blog

    @AppNeta – AppNeta on Twitter

    • 15 min

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ihateusernames123 ,

Still going strong

I've been listening for years and there's always something new to learn or consider. keep up the good work guys

ArunSNR ,

Basically, it's Top Gear for network nerds.

Entertaining, informative, a great outlet for the smaller vendors -a bit of a grapevine for the bigger ones.

Back in the day, when we wanted to slag off the pseudo technical vendor led decisions we were forced to implement, we had to do it hush hush. (Near the rack with all the noisy 1U servers were so the corporate bugging team wouldn't be able to record us).

Keep it up guys, if I ever see you -I'll buy you a pint, vendor credit card or not!

Juicytunes ,

Technical and a bit witty too

Tech updates laced with some jargon but always humorous. The presenters provide insights, and with their contributors, there is always something to learn. If you work in one of those networking type industries then these updates will connect you to what is happening in your tech sphere.

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