Luigi Danakos looks at how VMware’s Virtual Cloud Network can create policies that have actionable insights, but more importantly are easily configured and rolled out across the organization. This kind of flexibility is vital to achieve data segregation and peace of mind.
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I’ve written recently about how the data protection industry has become one of the hot parts of the tech market, with a mix of innovation from established providers like Veeam, Commvault and Veritas, as well as exciting new players like Rubrik and Cohesity. Many of these companies are bringing interesting innovation and an overdue change […]
As networks grow and applications spread to across clouds and sites, enforcing and setting policy often bumps against the harsh realities of scale. Juniper Networks’ Contrail platform gives you the tools to automate policy creation and easily visualize any gaps.
Managing access control lists on firewalls is a time consuming affair that often leads to significant frustration. There needs to be an easy way of making sure that these constructs are successfully maintained. Tom Hollingsworth looks at a new SolarWinds tool from Tech Field Day 16 and how Network Insight for Cisco ASA has features to help you control your access lists.
Application monitoring has become difficult when you’re dealing with SaaS. ThousandEyes uses a unique architecture to monitor the Internet itself as a network, and provide visibility into your SaaS supply chain.
VXLAN is an exciting new networking protocol that can lead to some interesting applications. But how can you get VXLAN in your network without breaking the budget? Tom Hollingsworth takes a look at Mellanox Spectrum and how it can get you what you need without a second mortgage.
I’m a reformed Linux hippy. Back in my college days, I flirted with the open source life. This was spurred by a combination principal and economics. “Free as in speech” is an evocative message to an impressionable twenty-something. And “free as in beer” is a sentiment that definitely resonated with me, as I was mostly […]
Network analytics shouldn’t be a hard problem to solve. With the right application of hardware and software you can get the data you need to make informed decisions about your network operations. Tom Hollingsworth takes a look at the Extreme Networks SLX platform and how it is making analytics easier for network professionals to collect and manage.
This is post 2 of 2 in the series “First Five” 1. Phishing TL;DR: Don’t click on the link! Don’t open that attachment. We’ve all been there: email from from someone we know; attachment that looks legit; click; Oh no! Now what? And phishing attacks have gotten more subtle and sophisticated. The most common type […]
Automation and orchestration are key topics that are driving conversations around SDN and other IT ideas. Tom Hollingsworth takes a look at each through the lens of top-down vs. bottom-up methodology and why each has a place in your environment.