What if instead of waiting for your network team to provision your uplinks, your network could auto-provision VLANs and MLAGs as soon as a new hypervisor node was connected to the network? Mike Stump looks at how Cumulus Networks and Nutanix aim to solve this problem with their partnership to bring automation via open networking to your AHV clusters.
Paul Stringfellow recently spoke with Cumulus Networks regarding their own software-defined networking strategy, “Infrastructure with purpose.” Their message resonated strongly with an aim to help enterprises deliver infrastructure in new ways, to meet rapidly changing demands and deliver beneficial outcomes – whether that is better services, products, or to improve efficiency and lower costs.
In this edition of Gestalt News:
– Tom Hollingsworth breaks down what GDPR means for your data
– Enrico Signoretti sits down for the IT Origins Interview
– The On-Premise IT Roundtable discusses why licensing models matter
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.
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!
Cumulus Networks is switching up their software only model with Cumulus Express. This is the first time the company is selling hardware pre-loaded with their software. It’s an interesting approach. The company has taken pains to show that they are not trying to compete with their own customers. Drew Conry-Murray spoke with their CEO, Josh Leslie, said that they are not trying to get into the hardware business, and that their existing relationships with equipment makers are strong.
Greg Ferro of EtherealMind comments: For network engineers, Linux skills offer a better career path. Networking, like other IT disciplines, has been isolated & siloed for a number of years with high barriers to entry such as arcane user interfaces, poor user experience and lack of visibility means. So-called engineer skills are focussed on interpreting available […]
Ivan Pepelnjak of ipSpace.net comments: BGP is without doubt the most scalable routing protocol, which made it a popular choice for large-scale deployments from service provider networks to enterprise WAN/VPN networks and even data centers. Its only significant drawback is the tedious configuration process (which almost reminds me of writing COBOL programs decades ago). Anything that makes BGP […]