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.
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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.
“For all of us, there was a time before Tech Field Day. But rarely does one meet Tech Field Day and continue the same course, unchanged.” Nikki Schnupp tells the tale of her first Tech Field Day experience after joining the team this summer. It was a whirlwind week full of coffee, jet lag, and lots of enterprise IT.
The future of Ethernet is getting faster every day. Andy Bechtolsheim of Arista knows that as well as anyone. That’s why he takes a look at where 400Gbps Ethernet is today and how soon it will be arriving. Tom Hollingsworth looks at his presentation and discusses why it’s a very telling look at the future of networking.
Never heard of IP Infusion? You’re not alone. The company was founded by the team behind GNU Zebra, and has commercialized it under ZebOS since 1999. They’ve recently moved from purely an OEM company into providing white box switch and virtualized network operating systems. It’s an interesting move into some of the more exciting areas in enterprise IT.