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Join the Packet Pushers for weekly (or more!) conversations about data networking. Continuous professional development. Architecture and design, software defined, cloud, routing, switching, security, wireless, campus, enterprise, and more. Technical discussions with vendors about their products, deep dialog with real people who make networks work.

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Join the Packet Pushers for weekly (or more!) conversations about data networking. Continuous professional development. Architecture and design, software defined, cloud, routing, switching, security, wireless, campus, enterprise, and more. Technical discussions with vendors about their products, deep dialog with real people who make networks work.

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Weekly professional development.

By Mithrandir314 - Nov 29 2016
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Among my favorite professional development podcasts

Great podcast

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I add more value to my company by listening to this podcast.

iTunes Ratings

289 Ratings
Average Ratings
273
6
1
4
5

Weekly professional development.

By Mithrandir314 - Nov 29 2016
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Among my favorite professional development podcasts

Great podcast

By Burnitalive - Nov 01 2016
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I add more value to my company by listening to this podcast.

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Heavy Networking from Packet Pushers

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Join the Packet Pushers for weekly (or more!) conversations about data networking. Continuous professional development. Architecture and design, software defined, cloud, routing, switching, security, wireless, campus, enterprise, and more. Technical discussions with vendors about their products, deep dialog with real people who make networks work.

Weekly Show 418: A Real-World Network Design Session

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Today we discuss actual network design challenges with two network engineers at the University of Idaho, including firewalling and microsegmentation, identity management in the wireless network, and a home-grown network management system.

The post Weekly Show 418: A Real-World Network Design Session appeared first on Packet Pushers.

Nov 30 2018

1hr 2mins

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Weekly Show 402: Building A Network Automation Framework

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On today's Weekly Show we talk about how to build a network automation framework. Scripting repeatable tasks is just the beginning. Guest Ken Celenza joins us to get into the details about automation principles, data models and schemas, testing code, and more.

The post Weekly Show 402: Building A Network Automation Framework appeared first on Packet Pushers.

Aug 10 2018

2hr 41mins

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Heavy Networking 443: Architects Vs. Engineers – What’s The Difference?

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What's the difference between network architects and network engineers? On today's Heavy Networking we gather four people who've held both roles to explore this question. Topics include the career path to becoming an architect, the tradeoffs, and advice for those pursuing such a role.

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Apr 19 2019

58mins

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Heavy Networking 433: An Insider’s Guide To AWS Transit Gateways

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AWS Transit Gateways, an evolution of Transit VPCs, centralize VPN connectivity to multiple VPCs, allowing for greater scale and simpler connectivity and management. Today's Heavy Networking drills into this topic with guest Nick Matthews, an AWS solutions architect. We also examine Global Accelerator and TLS termination on Network Load Balancer.

The post Heavy Networking 433: An Insider’s Guide To AWS Transit Gateways appeared first on Packet Pushers.

Mar 05 2019

1hr 4mins

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Heavy Networking 483: SD-WAN Incompetence, Myths, And Fallacies

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Managed Service Providers (MSPs) are trying to sell SD-WAN services by convincing you that you don't have the staff, training, or competence to operate an SD-WAN. On today's Heavy Networking, Greg Ferro and Ethan Banks pick this argument apart to see if there's anything to it.

The post Heavy Networking 483: SD-WAN Incompetence, Myths, And Fallacies appeared first on Packet Pushers.

Nov 05 2019

1hr 8mins

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Weekly Show 407: Delivering Applications In Multi-Cloud Environments With Avi Networks (Sponsored)

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Running applications in a multi-cloud environment presents serious networking challenges. On today's sponsored Weekly Show, we talk with Avi Networks about how its software-based ADC and load balancer can help customers working in multi-cloud environments ensure application delivery, provide security, and enable automation at scale.

The post Weekly Show 407: Delivering Applications In Multi-Cloud Environments With Avi Networks (Sponsored) appeared first on Packet Pushers.

Sep 14 2018

48mins

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Heavy Networking 432: Analyzing SD-WAN So Far And So Future

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On today's Heavy Networking, three SD-WAN analysts walk into a podcast. We talk deployment strategies, hear advice on how to build a vendor shortlist, get insights about the operational challenges and cost considerations, and more.

The post Heavy Networking 432: Analyzing SD-WAN So Far And So Future appeared first on Packet Pushers.

Mar 01 2019

1hr 6mins

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Heavy Networking 440: A Wireless Deployment Crash Course

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Today's Heavy Networking is a crash course in executing a new wireless deployment for engineers who are wired, not wireless, experts. We explore how and why to gather user and technical requirements, understanding the RF environment, channel management, and more. Our guest is Robert Boardman.

The post Heavy Networking 440: A Wireless Deployment Crash Course appeared first on Packet Pushers.

Apr 09 2019

1hr 1min

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Heavy Networking 457: The Future Of Networking With Dave Temkin And Steve Chalmers

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Today is a wide-ranging Future of Networking episode with a pair of special guests: Dave Temkin, VP of Networks at Netflix; and Steve Chalmers, a former Distinguished Architect at HP and an independent consultant.

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Jul 07 2019

59mins

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Show 400: The Future Of Networking With Arpit Joshipura – Open Networking

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The Packet Pushers explore open and open-source networking and their potential impact on network operations and design in the latest installment of the Future Of Networking series. Our guest is Arpit Joshipura of the Linux Foundation.

The post Show 400: The Future Of Networking With Arpit Joshipura – Open Networking appeared first on Packet Pushers.

Aug 01 2018

55mins

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Heavy Networking 455: The Wonderful World Of Wireless – Beacons, Probes, SSIDs And More

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The Packet Pushers' latest crash course podcast on wireless for wired engineers dives into beacons, roaming, SSIDs, the ugly reality of band steering, and more WLAN nerdery. Our guest is Chris Reed.

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Jun 14 2019

51mins

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Heavy Networking 461: Key Concepts Of Intent-Based Networking

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On today’s Heavy Networking, we peer behind the curtain of Intent-Based Networking (IBN) with guest Phil Gervasi, who wrote a pair of white papers for the Packet Pushers' Ignition membership site. We discuss core concepts of IBN, including network abstraction, continuous validation, and automated remediation.

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Jul 24 2019

58mins

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Heavy Networking 458: SDN Federation – One Controller To Rule Them All?

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You might have any number of software controllers in your infrastructure: one for wireless, one for SD-WAN, one in the data center, one for security, and so on. Would it be useful to federate these controllers? Can we expect the industry to produce a controller of controllers? Is this even a good idea? Today's Heavy Networking podcast ponders these questions with guest Rob Sherwood.

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Jul 09 2019

1hr 10mins

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Heavy Networking 473: Synthetic Transactions, SD-WAN Readiness, And Internet Outage Autopsies With ThousandEyes (Sponsored)

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ThousandEyes sponsors today's Heavy Networking for a wide-ranging episode that explores a new synthetic transaction monitoring feature, discusses why performance monitoring is essential to prepare for SD-WAN rollouts, and walks through postmortems on 2019's biggest Internet outages. Guests Alex Henthorn-Iwane and Angelique Medina join us.

The post Heavy Networking 473: Synthetic Transactions, SD-WAN Readiness, And Internet Outage Autopsies With ThousandEyes (Sponsored) appeared first on Packet Pushers.

Sep 24 2019

45mins

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Heavy Networking 438: VMware NSX Evolution For Cloud Networking And Security (Sponsored)

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Today's Heavy Networking, sponsored by VMware, dives into the latest security features in NSX-T, and examines how NSX is expanding from the data center to the WAN and the cloud. We also hear from NSX customer Sky UK about how NSX helps bridge the gap between infrastructure and developer teams.

The post Heavy Networking 438: VMware NSX Evolution For Cloud Networking And Security (Sponsored) appeared first on Packet Pushers.

Mar 29 2019

56mins

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Heavy Networking 488: Using Genetic Algorithms To Avoid Internet Censorship

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Today's Heavy Networking dives into a research project, Geneva, that uses genetic algorithms to evade Internet censorship. The project was developed at the University of Maryland. We drill into how it works with guests Dr. David Levin and graduate student Kevin Bock from the University of Maryland.

The post Heavy Networking 488: Using Genetic Algorithms To Avoid Internet Censorship appeared first on Packet Pushers.

Nov 22 2019

1hr 10mins

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Heavy Networking 456: How To Choose A Higher Ed Program For An IT Career

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Today's Heavy Networking explores how to select a higher-ed program for your computer science education, including the key elements of a CS degree, community college vs. 4-year institutions, measuring educational costs and returns, and more. Our guest is Aaron Francis, a systems engineer and instructor.

The post Heavy Networking 456: How To Choose A Higher Ed Program For An IT Career appeared first on Packet Pushers.

Jun 28 2019

1hr 1min

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Heavy Networking 467: The Journey To SDN

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On today's Heavy Networking we look at one organization's journey to SDN, including pitfalls, triumphs, and lessons learned. Guest Sal Rannazzisi, principal network architect at a global pharmaceuticals company, shares details on dealing with vendors, finding and training engineers, developing internal processes, and more.

The post Heavy Networking 467: The Journey To SDN appeared first on Packet Pushers.

Aug 23 2019

1hr 10mins

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Show 399: Open Networking In Production

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Today's Weekly Show episode brings a real-world perspective to disaggregation and whitebox with an engineer who's brought open networking into production. Our guests are Andrey Khomyakov and Pete Lumbis.

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Jul 20 2018

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Heavy Networking 468: Making The Business Case For SD-WAN

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Building a business case for SD-WAN involves more than just anticipating savings by moving from private circuits to business broadband connections. On today's Heavy Networking, we look at how to tie SD-WAN capabilities to business benefits, what to consider when developing a business case, how measure ROI, and more with guest Jason Gintert.

The post Heavy Networking 468: Making The Business Case For SD-WAN appeared first on Packet Pushers.

Aug 30 2019

42mins

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Heavy Networking 493: Taming Service Provider Complexity In 5G Networks (Sponsored)

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5G presents a new set of challenges for service provider networks. As networks become increasingly dynamic and distributed to deliver an ever-evolving set of services, providers have to contend with increased complexity. Juniper Networks joins the Packet Pushers to discuss how its automation capabilities and tools can help tame the complexity beast. Our guest is Amit Bhardwaj, Director of Product Management at Juniper Networks.

The post Heavy Networking 493: Taming Service Provider Complexity In 5G Networks (Sponsored) appeared first on Packet Pushers.

Dec 10 2019

46mins

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Heavy Networking 492: Using Streaming Telemetry To Inform And Enhance Automation (Sponsored)

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Streaming telemetry is an essential element in a network automation framework. On today's Heavy Networking, sponsor Juniper Networks joins the podcast to discuss how telemetry differs from traditional monitoring such as SNMP, how telemetry informs and enhances automation, and how to consume telemetry to make it actionable without overwhelming network operators (or your collectors). Our guest is Javier Antich from Juniper's Automation Software team.

The post Heavy Networking 492: Using Streaming Telemetry To Inform And Enhance Automation (Sponsored) appeared first on Packet Pushers.

Dec 06 2019

57mins

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Heavy Networking 491: Real-Life Segment Routing & PCE

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Heavy Networking revisits segment routing on today's episode. This time we look at segment routing as it's being use in an international science network. Our guest is Nick Buraglio. We discuss which flavor of segment routing in use, the problems the network was trying to solve and how segment routing addresses them, challenges of path computation, and more.

The post Heavy Networking 491: Real-Life Segment Routing & PCE appeared first on Packet Pushers.

Dec 03 2019

1hr 9mins

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Heavy Networking 490: Lessons Learned From A Large SD-WAN Deployment

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With more than 2,800 branch deployments in North America alone, our guest Snehal Patel is running one of the largest SD-WAN deployments on the globe. He stops by the Heavy Networking podcast to share his experiences, both good and bad, on deployment and operations, management, training, security, working with carriers, and more. Snehal is a global network architect for a brand-name retailer.

The post Heavy Networking 490: Lessons Learned From A Large SD-WAN Deployment appeared first on Packet Pushers.

Nov 29 2019

1hr

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Heavy Networking 489: Is BBR Too Unfair An Algorithm For The Internet?

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BBR is a congestion control algorithm (CCA) that's growing in use on the Internet. However, a design element in BBR starves competing CCAs for bandwidth on shared links, allowing BBR to consume more than its fair share. On today's Heavy Networking we speak with researchers at Carnegie Mellon University who have measured BBR's unfairness. We discuss the research, learn how BBR differs from legacy algorithms such as Cubic and Reno, and explore impacts to the Internet. Our guests are Ranysha Ware, Ph.D. student; and Justine Sherry, Associate Professor of Computer Science.

The post Heavy Networking 489: Is BBR Too Unfair An Algorithm For The Internet? appeared first on Packet Pushers.

Nov 27 2019

54mins

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Heavy Networking 488: Using Genetic Algorithms To Avoid Internet Censorship

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Today's Heavy Networking dives into a research project, Geneva, that uses genetic algorithms to evade Internet censorship. The project was developed at the University of Maryland. We drill into how it works with guests Dr. David Levin and graduate student Kevin Bock from the University of Maryland.

The post Heavy Networking 488: Using Genetic Algorithms To Avoid Internet Censorship appeared first on Packet Pushers.

Nov 22 2019

1hr 10mins

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Heavy Networking 487: Fortinet And The Secure SD-WAN (Sponsored)

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Fortinet sponsors today's Heavy Networking podcast. You probably know Fortinet as a firewall company, but today's conversation focuses on Fortinet's secure SD-WAN capabilities. Fortinet guests Nirav Shah, senior director of products and solutions; and Alex Samonte, director of technical architecture come on the podcast to talk about key SD-WAN features, how SD-WAN is evolving, the role of SD-WAN in cloud access, and more.

The post Heavy Networking 487: Fortinet And The Secure SD-WAN (Sponsored) appeared first on Packet Pushers.

Nov 19 2019

43mins

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Heavy Networking 486: Measuring Global Performance Of The Big 5 Cloud Providers (Sponsored)

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Sponsor ThousandEyes comes on Heavy Networking to review their research on the global cloud performance of AWS, Azure, GCP, AliCloud, and IBM. Their data measures and compares public clouds from a networking perspective, helping us figure out optimal placement of workloads and connectivity. Our guests from ThousandEyes are Archana Kesavan, Director, Product Marketing; and Angelique Medina, Director, Product Marketing.

The post Heavy Networking 486: Measuring Global Performance Of The Big 5 Cloud Providers (Sponsored) appeared first on Packet Pushers.

Nov 15 2019

52mins

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Heavy Networking 485: Understanding Edge Exchanges

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Guest Alex Marcham returns to Heavy Networking to explore edge exchanges. Like Internet exchanges, the goal of an edge exchange is to provide direct interconnection and traffic exchange between provider networks, but edge exchanges move that infrastructure closer to end users. Alex walks us through how these exchanges work.

The post Heavy Networking 485: Understanding Edge Exchanges appeared first on Packet Pushers.

Nov 12 2019

1hr 4mins

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Heavy Networking 484: Cloud And SD-WAN Are New Opportunities To Rethink Your Network (Sponsored)

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Today on Heavy Networking, sponsor Open Systems comes on the podcast to discuss the new opportunities--and challenges--for networking in a time when more applications and services are running in the cloud. We explore how cloud services affect WAN design, how organizations can use SD-WAN to enhance networking and security, and much more. Our guest is Silvan Tschopp, head of solutions architecture at Open Systems.

The post Heavy Networking 484: Cloud And SD-WAN Are New Opportunities To Rethink Your Network (Sponsored) appeared first on Packet Pushers.

Nov 08 2019

41mins

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Heavy Networking 483: SD-WAN Incompetence, Myths, And Fallacies

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Managed Service Providers (MSPs) are trying to sell SD-WAN services by convincing you that you don't have the staff, training, or competence to operate an SD-WAN. On today's Heavy Networking, Greg Ferro and Ethan Banks pick this argument apart to see if there's anything to it.

The post Heavy Networking 483: SD-WAN Incompetence, Myths, And Fallacies appeared first on Packet Pushers.

Nov 05 2019

1hr 8mins

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Heavy Networking 482: Test Your Limits With The TRex OSS Traffic Generator

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TRex is an open source traffic generator, and the project is backed by Cisco. On today's Heavy Networking, TRex's lead developer Hanoch Haim joins us to dive into details on the software. Haim is also a Principal Engineer at Cisco.

The post Heavy Networking 482: Test Your Limits With The TRex OSS Traffic Generator appeared first on Packet Pushers.

Nov 01 2019

1hr 13mins

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Heavy Networking 481: Enhancing Cloud Security With Network Detection And Response From ExtraHop (Sponsored)

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ExtraHop is our sponsor for today's Heavy Networking podcast. We dive into Network Detection and Response (NDR) with CTO and co-founder Jesse Rothstein. We explore how to enhance your security posture with NDR, how to use it in the cloud, ExtraHop's ability to take advantage of native cloud traffic mirroring, how ExtraHop deals with encrypted traffic, and more.

The post Heavy Networking 481: Enhancing Cloud Security With Network Detection And Response From ExtraHop (Sponsored) appeared first on Packet Pushers.

Oct 25 2019

48mins

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Heavy Networking 480: WTF Is Digital Transformation?

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Today's Heavy Networking tries to leak some of the hot air out of the term "digital transformation" to see what this term really means for IT and the business, and what the impact of transformation might be on engineers responsible for such initiatives. Our guests are Paul Beyer, Infrastructure Architect; Tobias Metz, Consultant Network Engineering & Training Coordinator; and Emma Cardinal-Richards, Senior Network Architect.

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Oct 22 2019

1hr 5mins

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Heavy Networking 479: Scaling Up Your DDoS Protection With Juniper Networks And Corero (Sponsored)

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On today's sponsored Heavy Networking, we talk with Juniper Networks and Corero about how they've partnered on a unique solution to thwart DDoS attacks at the network edge using Juniper's MX routers and Corero's SmartWall Threat Defense Director (TDD). The solution can be used by service providers, enterprises, and in the cloud. Our guests are Ashley Stephenson, CEO of Corero; and Mark Denny, Product Manager, Senior Staff at Juniper Networks.

The post Heavy Networking 479: Scaling Up Your DDoS Protection With Juniper Networks And Corero (Sponsored) appeared first on Packet Pushers.

Oct 18 2019

41mins

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Heavy Networking 478: Leveraging LTE For SD-WAN With Cradlepoint (Sponsored)

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Today's Heavy Networking show is sponsored by Cradlepoint, which provides wireless WAN networking. Our guest Marc Bresniker, VP of Product Management, joins us to discuss using LTE for WAN connections including IoT, and to explore the benefits of using Cradlepoint's LTE solutions as part of your SD-WAN strategy.

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Oct 15 2019

49mins

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Heavy Networking 477: Segment Routing Boot Camp With Juniper Networks (Sponsored)

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Today on Heavy Networking we go deep on segment routing, a way to encode into a packet the path it should take through the network. Guest Ron Bonica, Distinguished Engineer at Juniper Networks, offers a detailed look at how segment routing works; discusses use cases; explores the differences among SR-MPLS, SRv6, and SRv6+; and more. Juniper is our sponsor for today's show.

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Oct 11 2019

57mins

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Heavy Networking 476: Running ACI And NSX In The Same Data Center

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On today's Heavy Networking our guest walks us through a project that brought both ACI and NSX into the same data center at a very large company. We discuss the drivers for ACI in the underlay and NSX in the overlay, the learning curves on each product, challenges and successes, and more. Our guest is Derek Wilson, a Principal Network Consultant.

The post Heavy Networking 476: Running ACI And NSX In The Same Data Center appeared first on Packet Pushers.

Oct 08 2019

1hr 5mins

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Heavy Networking 475: Anticipating 5G’s Impact On Enterprise Wi-Fi

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On today's Heavy Networking podcast, Greg and Ethan engage in a thought experiment: Will 5G and private LTE allow enterprises to get rid of their own wireless networks and shift much of that responsibility on telcos and just let them do it? They explore this idea from the telco and enterprise perspectives.

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Oct 04 2019

59mins

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Heavy Networking 474: Find Breaches With Continuous Monitoring From Open Systems (Sponsored)

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On today's Heavy Networking, sponsor Open Systems joins us to talk about its continuous security monitoring capabilities that help customers find breaches quickly. Our guest is Dave Martin, Senior Director for Product Management of Threat Response at Open Systems.

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Sep 27 2019

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