The proliferation of Internet of Things (IoT) devices is like the Wild West: Newcomers are appearing everywhere, no one is acting “civilized”, and anyone is suspect. IT staff can’t just decree that devices can’t be connected: Departments are buying networked devices on their own, and end-users are bringing consumer tech to work. Nyansa is positioning itself as a solution for the IoT Wild West, watching the network to catalog, characterize, and control new devices.
Wireless IT also seems to personally effect end-users. Perhaps it’s because it’s easier for them to seemingly isolate Wi-Fi as the source of their frustration, it seems less bundled into other IT infrastructure (even if it really isn’t).
This makes these end-users both insanely frustrating, with the blanket declaration that “Wi-Fi sucks”, but also useful as the ultimate arbiter of performance. There’s generally only binary reactions of approving apathy or vocal derision.
In this iteration of Gestalt Networking News:
– Nyansa brings the power of comparison to network analytics
– a review of the Docker Networking Cookbook
– Arris gets Ruckus from Brocade so they can go to Broadcom (we’ll explain)
Plus a list of great reads from the community!
In this weeks Networking News from Gestalt IT:
– Silver Peak’s End-to-End SD-WAN
– Intel’s Atom Bombs
– Dispelling IPv6 FUD
Plus more coverage from Networking Field Day, including looks at Nyansa and Kentik!
Comparison can also be a powerful tool. When framed against your peers, it can show you how something is relatively performing. In enterprise IT, it’s easy to get caught up in absolute metrics. We all have targets of how many IOPS we need, or how much latency is too much. But comparative metrics are also important. It would be nice to know if with an identical network setup, someone is getting substantially better performance overall. If nothing else, this give you an idea of where to start looks when problems come up. Most network monitoring and analytics focus on raw numbers without a comparison context. Nyansa’s Voyance solution puts it front and center.
Mobility Field Day 2017 events will be held July 25th-26th in Silicon Valley. Additionally, a Tech Field Day Extra Event at Cisco Live on June 26th-28th will touch on mobility centric topics.
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.
In a University setting, wireless networking generally doesn’t need more engineering resources, but simply time. Troubleshooting often requires manual collection from disparate sources, and on top of that, the student end users often aren’t that great at reporting issues to give a fuller picture. Wireless has been a mainstay of University life for years, and students […]
Lee Badman writing for IT Toolbox comments: Nyansa is a newcomer to the WLAN industry, with a fresh way of analyzing wireless environments. I wrote about them and their Voyance analytics solution in Network Computing when the company went live in April, and also had the pleasure of being in San Jose with company execs during Mobility Field Day […]