For organizations that have begun to transition to the cloud, it has become apparent how straightforward it is to consume compute and storage services. Things that used to take days to provision are now accomplished in a number of clicks, or are transparently configured with no interaction required from the user at all. The fact that workloads are able to communicate with each other, or can be restricted from communicating, with equal ease is just as welcome.
Dell Technologies sells RSA Security, Arista buys Big Switch, Google restructures its cloud business, and Microsoft updates Dynamics 365. Rich Stroffolino and Tom Hollingsworth discuss this and more today for the Gestalt IT Rundown, your weekly IT news briefings.
Your IT News for the Week of February 4, 2019 The Gestalt IT Rundown Ken Nalbone and Rich Stroffolino discuss the IT news of the week on the latest Gestalt IT Rundown. In this episode they discuss Rubrik’s big data leak, a new height to US-Huawei tensions, Slack reaching 10 million DAU, and Japan hacking […]
New partnership will provide an extension of BigSwitch’s cloud fabric into Nutanix AHV environments by way of the Nutanix APIs.
Sadly, Gestalt IT can’t be on the ground to cover the announcements directly from Dell EMC World 2017. But when people like John Herbert are there, it’s just as good. He provides some great insight into how Dell EMC is finally differentiating their networking group from an afterthought to a viable option. John also gives a rundown of the updates to their switch lineup.
It seems a lot of companies are excited about the possibilities of whitebox networking. This applies not just to inside the data center, but outside as edge devices as well. I’ve never really considered that as a possibility. Kevin Myers outlines a bit of the history of whitebox networking, and what he’s seeing to convince him that they’re rapidly moving to the edge.
Gestalt IT is here with your bi-weekly slate of all the latest and greatest in networking news. In this edition:
– Cumulus Networks and the conundrum of hardware
– Juniper Networks defines the self-driving network
– DDoS detection solutions
– And automating in a sea of vendors
All this plus a review of the best novelty MacBook Pro Touch Bar apps!
The big problem with a DDoS, especially one like Mirai, is how to discern real users in all that volume. If you simply “cut the hardline” and shut the network off, the DDoS was effectively successful, bringing you offline and disrupting business. Mirai made this particularly difficult, with it’s glut of IoT devices directed at the target. An effective solution needs to be able to keep your network running, and identify legitimate traffic from the noise. Enter Big Switch Networks’ BigSecure Architecture.
The first Networking Field Day event will be held January 18th-20th with a second set for September 27th-29th. In addition, two Tech Field Day Extra Events will be held in Las Vegas at Interop and Cisco Live US on May 22th-24th and June 26th-28th, respectively. Check out the Networking Field Day site for videos of past events and great coverage from their delegates.
David Varnum of Overlaid writes: There are two components to Big Switch Networks – Big Cloud Fabric (BCF) and Big Monitoring Fabric (BMF). Big Cloud Fabric is the meat of the solution. So what is it? It’s an SDN technology for the data center built using Open Ethernet switches (aka whitebox/bare metal). From a highly available, single interface […]