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    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
    Full Stack Journey 046: Understanding AWS Controllers For Kubernetes (ACK)

    Full Stack Journey 046: Understanding AWS Controllers For Kubernetes (ACK)

    Today’s Full Stack Journey podcast focuses on a recent AWS announcement on the AWS Controllers for Kubernetes (ACK). Currently available as a developer preview, ACK is a project to let customers manage their AWS services directly from Kubernetes.

    Joining Scott on the podcast to talk about ACK is Justin Garrison (@rothgar on Twitter), co-author of Cloud Native Infrastructure, long-time member of the Kubernetes community, and currently working as a container advocate at AWS.

    Over the course of the discussion about ACK, Scott and Justin cover:



    * Details about the AWS Controllers for Kubernetes

    * The reasons for creating ACK

    * Intended use cases

    * Whether the project is ready for consumption by the general public

    * Technologies that ACK leverages

    * Some things to learn in preparation for evaluating—or potentially deploying—this project



    Tech Bytes: Dell Azure Stack HCI

    Stay tuned after the episode for a Tech Bytes conversation, sponsored by Dell Technologies, that explores a collaboration among Dell, Microsoft, and Intel on the Azure Stack HCI solution. We explore how these companies have worked together to optimize performance and scale of the Azure Stack platform.

    Show Notes:

    AWS-Controllers-K8s – GitHub

    Introducing the AWS Controllers for Kubernetes (ACK) – AWS

    Unboxing ACK (Video) – Containers from the couch.com

    Cloud Native Infrastructure – O’Reilly book

    Justingarrison.com – Justin’s personal blog

    @rothgar – Justin on Twitter

    • 1 hr
    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
    IPv6 Buzz 060: Why the Internet Needs IPv6 – With Special Guest Vint Cerf

    IPv6 Buzz 060: Why the Internet Needs IPv6 – With Special Guest Vint Cerf

    In this week’s episode Ed, Scott, Tom, and guest host Greg Ferro talk to Vint Cerf about why the Internet needs IPv6. Vint is Google’s chief Internet evangelist and the co-creator, with Bob Khan, of the Internet Protocol.

    In the 46 years since, he has continually worked to expand the technologies that facilitate Internet growth while tirelessly advocating for an open and accessible Internet for the benefit of all humanity.

    Topics discussed include:







    * Why it’s critical for everyone to adopt IPv6

    * The characteristics of IPv6 that make it ideal for the future

    * The likely life span of the Internet Protocol—both IPv4 and IPv6

    * Signs that the open and interconnected nature of the Internet is changing.

    * Risks that the Internet will fragment along political lines and the potential impacts of that fragmentation







    Thanks for listening!

    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: TeamViewer

    TeamViewer Remote Management allows organizations of all sizes to 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/IPV6.

    Show Links:

    Vint’s Wikipedia page

    Vint Cerf on Twitter

    Vint Cerf on LinkedIn

    A Protocol For Packet Network Intercommunication – University of Massachusetts (PDF)

    Your Hosts:



    * Tom Coffeen @ipv6tom

    * Scott Hogg @scotthogg

    * Ed Horley @ehorley

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