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Heavy Networking from Packet Pushers

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Heavy Networking 502: Get Off My VLAN! Old Network Engineers On What New Engineers Should Know

As more abstractions and automation layers creep into the network, are network engineers losing their grasp on core fundamentals? Three grumpy old network engineers ponder this question, talk about how we got here, and what can be done about it. Our guests are Chris Young and Ivan Pepelnjak. The post Heavy Networking 502: Get Off My VLAN! Old Network Engineers On What New Engineers Should Know appeared first on Packet Pushers.

57mins

14 Feb 2020

Rank #1

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Heavy Networking 506: Where Is The Industry Headed With Intent-Based Networking?

Where is the networking industry with Intent-Based Networking (IBN)? On today's Heavy Networking we talk about efforts to come to some agreement on just what constitutes IBN, dive into graph databases, and examine proposed IETF definitions of the technology. Our guests are Jeff Tantsura, head of networking strategy at Apstra and IETF chair; and Phil Gervasi, a solutions architect. The post Heavy Networking 506: Where Is The Industry Headed With Intent-Based Networking? appeared first on Packet Pushers.

1hr 5mins

13 Mar 2020

Rank #2

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Heavy Networking 509: Zscaler – Enabling Fast, Secure Remote Work For Employees (Sponsored)

Today's show goes deep on cloud-based security, remote access, and zero trust with sponsor Zscaler. In particular we explore Zscaler Private Access, an alternative to traditional IPSec VPNs. We take a packet walk through Zscaler's service to understand how it works. Our guest is Lisa Lorenzin, Director, Transformation Strategy at Zscaler. The post Heavy Networking 509: Zscaler – Enabling Fast, Secure Remote Work For Employees (Sponsored) appeared first on Packet Pushers.

53mins

31 Mar 2020

Rank #3

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Heavy Networking 510: Take A Modern Approach To SD-WAN And Networking With Fortinet (Sponsored)

On today's sponsored show, we dig into Fortinet's portfolio, including SD-WAN and its security fabric. We discuss customer use cases, examine how the fabric works, and explore how Foritnet integrates its own and third-party security tools to enhance visibility and automation. Our guest is Stephen Watkins, Director and Principal Security Architect at Fortinet. The post Heavy Networking 510: Take A Modern Approach To SD-WAN And Networking With Fortinet (Sponsored) appeared first on Packet Pushers.

42mins

3 Apr 2020

Rank #4

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Heavy Networking 504: The State Of Optical Networking In 2020

If you're new to DWDM and optical networking, this Heavy Networking episode aims to peel back some of the layers of these technologies to help you understand how they work, and whether you have business applications that could use DWDM. My guest is Chris Tracy, a network and systems engineer at ESnet. The post Heavy Networking 504: The State Of Optical Networking In 2020 appeared first on Packet Pushers.

1hr 2mins

2 Mar 2020

Rank #5

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Heavy Networking 507: Build And Run A Multi-Cloud Network Architecture With Aviatrix (Sponsored)

Cloud networking is a challenge, to say the least. And when you've got deployments running in different public clouds, your challenges multiply. On today's Heavy Networking, sponsor Aviatrix joins us to discuss their cloud networking architecture, which provides a consistent operational environment on top of cloud-native constructs. Our guests are Hammad Alam and Shahzad Ali, both Principal Cloud Solutions Architects at Aviatrix. The post Heavy Networking 507: Build And Run A Multi-Cloud Network Architecture With Aviatrix (Sponsored) appeared first on Packet Pushers.

1hr 9mins

20 Mar 2020

Rank #6