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    IPv6 Buzz 075: Why Wells Fargo Bought Into IPv6

    IPv6 Buzz 075: Why Wells Fargo Bought Into IPv6

    In this week’s IPv6 Buzz episode, Ed, Scott, and Tom chat with John Burns, a lead architect at Wells Fargo, about the relatively early adoption of IPv6 at the company. The discussion also covers IPv6 adoption trends in the financial sector as a whole, along with the key challenges and opportunities of the protocol.

    Topics discussed include:



    * Do financial enterprises need to adopt IPv6?

    * What are the business drivers for IPv6 adoption in banking?

    * Application challenges financial institutions face making it difficult to adopt and deploy IPv6

    * Does adopting a new networking protocol like IPv6 impact compliance with industry standards (some legally/legislatively mandated)?

    * How do businesses organizations that interact with financial institutions have to think differently about adopting IPv6?



    Thanks for listening!

    Show Links:

    John Burns on LinkedIn

    IPv6 Summit 2014: Wells Fargo adopting IPv6 – Rocky Mountain IPv6 Taskforce (PDF)

    IPv6 Summit 2014: Wells Fargo adopting IPv6 – Rocky Mountain IPv6 Taskforce via YouTube

    RFC 5952 – A Recommendation for IPv6 Address Text Representation – IETF

    Your Hosts:



    * Tom Coffeen @ipv6tom

    * Scott Hogg @scotthogg

    * Ed Horley @ehorley

    • 42 min
    Day Two Cloud 096: Public Cloud Isn’t Wrong. You Are.

    Day Two Cloud 096: Public Cloud Isn’t Wrong. You Are.

    Today’s Day Two Cloud is a wide-ranging discussion about the value of public cloud, a response to the growing backlash toward public cloud, and techniques to better meld automation into application and infrastructure delivery.

    Given cloud costs and complexity, would we be better off returning to on-prem? Guest Chris Wahl is here to say no. He argues for cloud and automation by using them like they were meant to, rather than trying to map old processes and architectures onto the new. We also explore the notion of pipelines for automation application and infrastructure delivery to take full advantage of public cloud services, and why applying cloud principles to on-prem applications yields diminishing returns.

    Chris Wahl is Senior Principal at Slalom. You may have also heard Chris in his role as co-host of the Datanauts podcast. Datanauts has been retired, but you can hear every episode here.

    We discuss:



    * Cloud backlash

    * How to think about automation

    * The persistence of legacy applications

    * Automation pipelines and tooling

    * Repositories and version control

    * Viewing cloud as a way to make apps more profitable rather than cheaper to operate

    * More



    Sponsor: CBT Nuggets

    CBT Nuggets is IT training for IT professionals and anyone looking to build IT skills. If you want to make fully operational your networking, security, cloud, automation, or DevOps battle station visit cbtnuggets.com/cloud.

    Show Links:

    @ChrisWahl – Chris Wahl on Twitter

    Chris Wahl on LinkedIn

    Wahl Network – Chris’s blog

    Chris Wahl on YouTube



     

    • 55 min
    Tech Bytes: VMware vRealize Network Insight: App-Aware Network Monitoring And Assurance (Sponsored)

    Tech Bytes: VMware vRealize Network Insight: App-Aware Network Monitoring And Assurance (Sponsored)

    On today’s Tech Bytes podcast we look at a new feature for network assurance and verification in VMware’s vRealize Network Insight network monitoring software. The assurance and verification feature builds a real-time model of your production network by collecting state information from switches, routers, firewalls, and other network devices. This model can then be used for a variety of purposes, such as testing changes to ensure they meet desired intent, verifying reachability, and improving troubleshooting.

    VMware is our sponsor for today’s episode. Our guests are Brighten Godfrey, Technical Director at VMware; and Sandip Shah, Technical Director and CTO for vRealize Network Insight.

    We discuss:



    * Using the techniques of formal verification to build a real-time network model

    * Checking for intent in network changes and policies

    * Customer use cases

    * Bringing intent into the public cloud

    * And more



    Show Links:

    vRealize Network Insight Free Trial

    vRealize Network Insight (vRNI)

    vRealize Network Insight blogs

    Deep Dives and Videos – VMware

    @BrightenGodfrey – Brighten on Twitter

    Brighten Godfrey on LinkedIn

    Sandip Shah on LinkedIn

    • 13 min
    Network Break 331: Proofpoint Goes Private In $12 Billion Deal; Defense Dept. Unveils IPv4 Address Cache

    Network Break 331: Proofpoint Goes Private In $12 Billion Deal; Defense Dept. Unveils IPv4 Address Cache

    Take a Network Break! This week we welcome guest analyst Johna Till Johnson, CEO and Founder of Nemertes Research. Greg and Johna discuss a few follow-ups from last week, and then dive into topics including the rising price of copper, Proofpoint going private in a $12.3 billion deal with Thoma Bravo, and why the US Defense Department suddenly began advertising a huge block of IPv4 address space.
    They also discuss Dish using an OpenRAN 5G service, a new zero-trust product from AppGate, and financial results from SolarWinds. Last but not least, Greg and Johna opine on Linx and the role of IXPs, and react to the news that SpaceX now has FCC permission to bring its Starlink satellites into a lower orbit.
    Sponsor: CablesAndKits
    CablesAndKits are Experts in Awesome. We’re an award-winning IT equipment dealer with a focus on networking products from SFP Modules and Servers to Fiber and Rack hardware. Get your IT needs and Cisco related products at CablesAndKits.com. Mention PacketPushers for a free Cat8 cable and some free loot!
    Tech Bytes: VMware vRealize Network Insight

    Stay tuned after the news for a sponsored Tech Bytes conversation with VMware. We’ll talk about new network modeling features in VMware’s vRealize Network Insight product. These features use formal verification to create a real-time network model, based on network state, to allow engineers to test changes before they’re made, and ensure that changes meet their intent.
    Show Links:
    Johna Till Johnson on LinkedIn
    METALS-Copper eyes $10,000/T level as U.S. dollar softens – Reuters
    Copper hits 10-year high above $10,000 a tonne – Financial Times
    Proofpoint Enters Definitive Agreement to be Acquired by Thoma Bravo in $12.3 Billion Transaction –  Proofpoint US
    Network security company Proofpoint goes private in $12.3B deal – VentureBeat
    Minutes before Trump left office, millions of the Pentagon’s dormant IP addresses sprang to life – MSN via The Washington Post
    Pentagon explains odd transfer of 175 million IP addresses to obscure company – Ars Technica
    The big Pentagon internet mystery now partially solved – AP

    • 54 min
    Heavy Networking 576: Deception And Canaries In Network Security

    Heavy Networking 576: Deception And Canaries In Network Security

    Today’s Heavy Networking examines the role of deception and “canaries” in network security. A canary sits on a network segment (or multiple segments) and sounds the alarm if it comes under attack. Like a honeypot, the idea is that a canary serves as an early warning system about attacks and exploits that might be aimed at sensitive systems on your network.

    Our guest is Haroon Meer, an expert in canaries.

    We discuss:



    * The role of deception in security

    * What a canary brings to your security posture and how it works

    * Active and passive canaries

    * Deployment models

    * The operational impacts and potential risks of canaries

    * More



    Sponsor: CBT Nuggets

    CBT Nuggets is IT training for IT professionals and anyone looking to build IT skills. If you want to make fully operational your networking, security, cloud, automation, or DevOps battle station visit cbtnuggets.com/heavynetworking.

    Show Links:

    Thinkst Canary

    @ThinkstCanary – Thinkst Canary on Twitter

    Open Canary

    Canary Tokens

    How I Protected My Home Network – Caleb Sima via Medium

    USENIX Enigma 2016 – NSA TAO Chief on Disrupting Nation State Hackers – YouTube

    • 57 min
    Day Two Cloud 095: Grappling With The Open Source Business Model

    Day Two Cloud 095: Grappling With The Open Source Business Model

    Today on Day Two Cloud we get into…well, a whole lot of things. For example, what is IT’s value in the age of cloud? How can IT figure out what’s actually providing value to the business vs. undifferentiated heavy lifting? How a company like Red Hat, which is built on open-source software, can be a multi-billion dollar company.

    Our guest is Stu Miniman, Director of Market Insights at Red Hat. You may recognize Stu from former life as an analyst at SiliconAngle and interviewer with The Cube. Stu works for Red Hat now and we do talk about some Red Hat products including OpenShift, but this isn’t a sponsored episode.

    We discuss:



    * Making the transition from practitioner to analyst

    * Whether the cloud makes IT obsolete

    * How to identify the high-value aspects of IT

    * The difference between open source and free

    * The business model of open source

    * The value of OpenShift vs. plain-vanilla Kubernetes

    * More



    Show Links:

    @stu – Stu Miniman on Twitter

    Stu Miniman on LinkedIn

    Red Hat Summit

    Transcript:

    [00:00:04.930] – Ned

    Welcome to Day Two Cloud today we have a special guest, a friend of the show, Stu Miniman, from Red Hat. He’s the director of Market Insights there. And if you have no idea what that title means, don’t worry, we didn’t either. We made sure to ask Stu what’s going on with that. And we also covered a lot of ground in the world of what’s going on with technology and how we as infrastructure people can provide more value than what we’re doing today. What stuck out to you Ethan?

    [00:00:33.820] – Ethan

    In the context of Stu working at Red Hat. We do talk about open source software, quite a bit open being kind of part and parcel of what Red Hat is all about. And we get into some specific examples how OpenShift really works and how if I’m looking at open source and thinking free, maybe open source doesn’t mean free. And how Red Hat interprets all that, because, of course, Ned Red Hat is a multi billion with a B dollar company.

    [00:00:59.440] – Ned

    Right? Well, there’s there’s free as in beer free as in a puppy and free as in a piano. So you will see which one of those OpenShift is for you in this episode.

    [00:01:10.420]

    Stu Miniman, welcome to the show. You’ve been on Packet Pusher’s podcasts before, but this is your first time on Day Two Cloud. So why don’t you introduce yourself to the fine listeners that we have out there.

    [00:01:22.720] – Stu

    Thank you, Ned. Great to be on. Ethan. Great to be on a podcast with you again. It has been a few years since you and I have had our audio waves recorded together. And nice to see you both since obviously we’re not seeing anybody in person all too often. So hi for the audience that doesn’t know me, Ned said. My name is Stu Miniman. Currently work for Red Hat, my titles director of Market Insights. I’m part of the cloud team there.

    [00:01:49.360]

    So if you’re familiar with like OpenShift, all the kubernetes stuff, Open Stack is in the group that we do join them towards the end of twenty twenty. Before that, most people know me. I was an analyst and host of a video program called The Cube, so I’d done thousands of interviews at all the clouds and everywhere in between. So Amazon, Microsoft, Google, VMware shows. And yeah, Red Hat was was also a show that we covered.

    [00:02:18.520]

    So I personally done thousands of interviews,

    • 49 min

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