David Varnum takes a holistic view of the new Aruba 8400 switch and how it will fit into the enterprise networking strategy of an organization going forward. He covers the programmability, hardware design, and analytics features of the device and how administrators can utilize them for their needs.
Welcome to the inaugural On-Premise IT Roundtable podcast! This episode, we’ve gathered our esteemed panel to discuss software-defined wide area networking, SD-WAN. In this emerging market, how do you compare the various offerings in the space? Is the market bound for consolidation, or will it remain full of vibrant competition? And how does the ease of use of SD-WAN impact the market for network professionals?
Welcome to the first Gestalt IT Cloud News for 2017. In this week’s newsletter:
– ZeroStack wants to manage the cloud with the cloud
– Velostrata moves you to the cloud in minutes with their new product release
– StratoScale wants to be your private cloud
Plus Tim Crawford’s piece on the real price of the public cloud.
Eat, drink, and be merry, for tomorrow there will probably be new networking products that change they way you view the space! Not exactly catchy I know. But that’s what David Varnum was feeling after seeing the latest from Apstra. So what is Apstra? Easy, an intent-driven data center networking company! Oh, you’d like that […]
This is post 1 of 5 in the series “Viptela SD-WAN Tech Talk Spring 2016” Since the beginning of time, technology companies have been fighting tirelessly against capacity limitations. It seemed as though technology could never keep up with application demand for compute, disk and network. Within just the last few years, we’ve seen capacity […]
David Varnum of Overlaid comments: This synchronicity of firefly bulbs beaconing as one entity has captivated the hearts and minds of privileged bystanders for eons. Scientists have studied this synchronicity in what should be chaotic, somehow rapidly finding order. What they have observed is commonality with other natural occurrences like the pulsing electricity in our brains, […]
David Varnum of Overlaid comments: In this moment I realized something unusual. I’m an old router, living in a network evolved by DevOps. Here I am with my familiar old ways, speaking my simple language, comprehending only what is programmed in my feature-set. Yet, I’m flying in this multitenant aircraft, as a fully-supported object in this […]
David Varnum of Overlaid comments: At the recent Tech Field Day event (NFD10), Riverbed announced it’s entry into the SD-WAN market with it’s new solution currently dubbed Project Tiger. This threw me off guard, for I typically think of Riverbed as an APM or WanOp solution sitting between my Data Centers and large branch sites, optimizing particular traffic. I never […]
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 […]