ASUS just launched the first sub-$100 NBASE-T adapter using Aquantia silicon. This adapter supports 100 Mbps “Fast Ethernet”, Gigabit Ethernet, 2.5 and 5 Gbps NBASE-T and regular 10GBASE-T. It will scale performance based on the port on the other end of the wire as well as the quality of that wire.
After attending Cisco Live US this year, Tom Hollingsworth saw signs of a very different Cisco. This change seems to come from the top down with the leadership of Chuck Robbins
At first, it looked like the CEO was headed down the same path as his predecessor John Chambers. But Tom sees their focus on software over hardware and a more hands on leadership style leading to big changes within this giant company.
In this iteration of Gestalt Networking News:
– The On-Premise IT Roundtable talks to networking professionals on the challenges of career management
– Rich Stroffolino looks at VMware NSX
– Phil Gervasi breaks down intent-based networks
Plus, a walkthrough on setting up a CCIE lab!
IT professionals spend years learning how to manage the complex infrastructure that organizations depend on. But they often spend far less time thinking about how to manage their careers. The roundtable takes on this topic, looking into dealing with imposter syndrome, knowing your own worth, and how to navigate these potentially problematic waters.
The Cyber Security Research Center at Ben-Gurion University may not be an every day name in security. But every few years, the come up in the news for finding another theoretical way to defeat air gapped security. They’ve found ways to exfiltrate data by using the sound of a computer fan, and the whirring buzz of a mechanical hard drive. These all require some pretty serious infiltration on the machine already, but conceptually they’re all fascinating.
This time, the researchers targeted a router for their Mission Impossible-style hack.
What happens when your software provider forces you to move to the cloud? Read on to find out how Viptela helped Acadia Healthcare solve their cloud dilemma.
If you haven’t followed SolarWinds’ portfolio since 2014, they’ve made some key acquisitions to get up to speed on cloud monitoring, using them to form the backbone of a comprehensive solution. The best part is, though SolarWinds views this as a full stack solution, it’s not inherently bundled so you can use the components as needed. Their oldest acquisition in this span was the Swedish company Pingdom. Let’s take a look at how SolarWinds is using that IP.
Tom Hollingsworth rightly points out what makes IT conferences relevant: community. In large events like VMworld or Cisco Live, the community are what make these events enjoyable to attend. But for smaller conferences, that are either new or tightly focused, the community is what makes them relevant. It’s an interesting distinction.
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