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Short shows of ~15 minutes or less sharing news from the vendor world. We keep it tight and on point to avoid wasting your time.

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Automating Troubleshooting With Riverbed (Sponsored)

Our story is this Day Two Cloud Tech Bytes episode is about the automation of troubleshooting. For a lot of network engineers, Wireshark and a laptop are the standard tools for diagnosing a problem. And while Wireshark and a laptop can be very useful, there are situations where they may not be enough. The goal is to take advantage of machine learning to be able to react to network issues automatically. Riverbed is our sponsor for this conversation, and our guest is Chris Eckert, Technical Solutions Architect at Riverbed. We discuss: * Why packet capture and flow records are necessary elements for troubleshooting * What and where to monitor * How to transition from reactive responsive to an automated approach * Building a machine learning baseline * The importance of APIs for your monitoring and visibility tools * More Show Links: Riverbed.com/day2cloud

14 min1 w ago
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Automating Troubleshooting With Riverbed (Sponsored)

Palo Alto Networks Pushes For The Next Generation Of SD-WAN (Sponsored)

Palo Alto Networks acquired CloudGenix in April 2020. On today’s Tech Bytes, sponsored by Palo Alto Networks, we discuss the latest advancements in Palo Alto Networks CloudGenix SD-WAN, explore two new appliances, and talk about where SD-WAN is headed and what network engineers and security pros should be thinking about when it comes to the WAN and SASE. Our guest is Kumar Ramanchandran, SVP of Products at Palo Alto and a CloudGenix co-founder. We discuss: * Why applications, not packets, matter for SD-WAN * New ION 1000 and ION 9000 appliances * Adding ML capabilities for autonomous operations and smarter problem resolution * Integration with Palo Alto Networks’ Prisma Access * More Show Links: CloudGenix CloudGenix Free Trial

16 min1 w ago
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Palo Alto Networks Pushes For The Next Generation Of SD-WAN (Sponsored)

Pluribus Rethinks Open Networking For Better Programmability, TCO (Sponsored)

Today we dive intoPluribus Networks’ Linux-based Netvisor ONE OS for white box switches. We also discuss Pluribus’ unique Adaptive Cloud Fabric, a distributed and controllerless SDN solution for deploying and automating data center fabrics that promises simpler operations and a lower TCO. Curious? Our guest, Alessandro Barbieri, VP of Product Management, is here to whet your nerdy appetite with more details about how Pluribus sees things differently, and what it could mean for your network. We discuss: * Open networking with Linux based Netvisor ONE OS * Controllerless Adaptive Cloud Fabric architectureand benefits * Capex/opex savings with this architecture * Automation & programmability of underlay and VXLAN overlay * Single site DC fabric, multi-siteDC fabric &MetroE use cases * Standard protocols for interoperability * More Show Links: Pluribus Networks @pluribusnet – Pluribus Networks on Twitter Pluribus Networks Netvisor ONE Data Sheet – Pluribus Networks (PDF) Adaptive Cl...

16 min1 w ago
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Pluribus Rethinks Open Networking For Better Programmability, TCO (Sponsored)

Cisco Tetration Enables Microsegmentation And App Dependency Mapping

Cisco Systems sponsored a Security Field Day event on October 21st 2020 to provide a deep dive into its Tetration product. Drew Conry-Murray attended (virtually) as a delegate. In this Briefings in Brief episode, Ethan Banks and Drew dive into details of Cisco’s presentation to get an update on Tetration, and Ethan finds out if Drew was actually paying attention. What Is Tetration? * It was originally launched in 2016 for data center analytics * At present, Tetration focuses on two major use cases: application dependency mapping and microsegmentation. You can use Tetration to map application dependencies and relationships among apps both on premises and in the public cloud * Once you understand those dependencies, you can then apply fine-grained segmentation policies via allow/deny lists to ensure that apps only interact with the right systems and services * You can implement global rules (all Windows applications should talk to Active Directory) as well as more fine-grained rules ...

10 min2 w ago
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Cisco Tetration Enables Microsegmentation And App Dependency Mapping

Protecting Remote Workers From VPN Risks With Zscaler (Sponsored)

Many organizations use VPNs to protect their distributed workforce. But VPNs present their own security challenges, from compromised clients, to VPN servers that have security vulnerabilities or are misconfigured, to the use of outmoded encryption algorithms. Case in point: the foreign exchange provider Travelex was breached via a VPN gateway, which enabled attackers to collect sensitive information, move laterally through the organization, delete backups, and install ransomware. Zscaler, our sponsor for today’s episode, explains how its cloud-based security service provides safe, high-performance remote access. Our guest is Lisa Lorenzin, Director, Transformation Strategy at Zscaler. We discuss: * The VPN attack surface * How Zscaler reduces remote access risks * Integrating with your premises or cloud-based identity management system * Agent and agentless options * Certificate pinning * More Show Links: Securing Remote Work ebook – Zscaler Zenith Live 2020: Zscaler Annual Cloud ...

15 min2 w ago
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Protecting Remote Workers From VPN Risks With Zscaler (Sponsored)

Getting The Benefits Of Proactive Network Monitoring With Riverbed (Sponsored)

Today’s Day Two Cloud Tech Bytes is all about proactive network monitoring with sponsor Riverbed. The goal of proactive network monitoring is, wherever possible, to see and respond to an emerging issue before it becomes a problem that affects end users or application performance. Riverbed’s network monitoring approach supports next-generation and hybrid IT environments, including early detection, blind spots to be aware of, and managing the complexity of mixed infrastructures. Our guest is Chris Eckert, Technical Solutions Architect at Riverbed. We discuss: * The benefits of proactive monitoring to spot issues before they impact performance * How to set useful baselines for your monitoring platform * The most strategic places in the network to monitor * Why NetFlow is so valuable * Integrating packet captures * Monitoring cloud workloads and services * More Show Links: Riverbed.com Riverbed User Conference NPM Digital Discussions

14 min3 w ago
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Getting The Benefits Of Proactive Network Monitoring With Riverbed (Sponsored)

Nation-Wide Dentistry Network Chooses Integrated SD-WAN, SD-Branch, Security With Fortinet (Sponsored)

On today’s Tech Bytes, sponsored by Fortinet, we’re discussing an SD-WAN deployment with Smile Brands, a nation-wide network of dental practices. Smile Brands has an interesting story where they started with one SD-WAN solution and then switched to an integrated security, SD-WAN, and SD-Branch solution with Fortinet. Joining us today Brett Stetzko, Senior Network Engineer from Smile Brands to talk about his experience with the deployment. We discuss: * How moving to SD-WAN and SD-Branch helped tackle connectivity and security * The organization’s transition away from MPLS * Why Smile Brands switched from Silver Peak to Fortinet * Post-deployment outcomes including performance and ROI gains * More Show Links: Fortinet.com/products/sd-wan Smile Brands

15 min3 w ago
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Nation-Wide Dentistry Network Chooses Integrated SD-WAN, SD-Branch, Security With Fortinet (Sponsored)

Tech Bytes: First Bank’s Automation With Gluware. The Real Story.

In this Tech Byte, we talk with Gluware customer, First Bank. First Bank is a family-owned, privately held bank operating in the Midwest and California, with roughly 100 locations in 5 different states. Our guests are Julie Wehling, Solutions Architect at Gluware; and Mike Pazarena, Network Engineer at First Bank. Mike talks about starting his automation journey with Python and Ansible for bank branch networks before realising that it wasn’t the right fit for First Bank. Gluware delivered for First Bank, providing a practical useful automation platform. In particular they found the configuration modelling easy to use and modify the network operations. The detection of configuration drift highlighted gaps in procedures, and remediation was automated. Here are the topics that we covered: What is the problem you were trying to solve and why did you choose Gluware? Previous Experience with Scripting What other technologies did you investigate First Bank Architecture using Juniper switc...

14 minNOV 3
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Tech Bytes: First Bank’s Automation With Gluware. The Real Story.

How VMware Uses Machine Learning To Optimize vSAN (Sponsored)

Welcome to this Tech Bytes segment with sponsor VMware. We’re talking with Mike Wookey, CTO and VP or Cloud Management. Mike’s going to talk with us about real artificial intelligence and machine learning being put to use in vSAN cluster as part of the vRealize AI Cloud product, which you might remember being announced as Project Magna back in 2019. Stay tuned as we dig right in and get to the heart of what the product actually does today and where it’s going tomorrow. We discuss: * How VMware integrates ML to optimize vSAN with vRealize AI Cloud * Machine learning basics * How operators should think about ML: as a consultant? Recommendation engine? An intern? * Extending vRealize AI Cloud to other VMware products * More Show Links: vRealizeAI Cloud – VMware Self-Driving Data Center | vRealize AI Cloud – VMware Realize the AI / ML Fundamentals of the Self-Driving Datacenter with vRealize AI Cloud – VMware

15 minOCT 29
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How VMware Uses Machine Learning To Optimize vSAN (Sponsored)

Construction Firm Improves Job Site Productivity With Silver Peak SD-WAN (Sponsored)

Today’s Tech Bytes, sponsored by Silver Peak, is an SD-WAN conversation with Rogers-O’Brien Construction. We’ll talk about how this construction company relies on SD-WAN to enable fast, high-performance connectivity at remote construction sites, handle massive file transfers, and securely segment partner traffic. My guest is Michael Shepherd, CTO at Rogers-O’Brien Construction. We discuss: * Why network connectivity is essential at modern building sites * Key applications including image rendering and cloud apps * What made the company chose Silver Peak * How SD-WAN drove improvements in productivity and quality of experience * Using SD-WAN to support image-capturing robots * More Show Links: Silver Peak

16 minOCT 27
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Construction Firm Improves Job Site Productivity With Silver Peak SD-WAN (Sponsored)

Latest Episodes

Automating Troubleshooting With Riverbed (Sponsored)

Our story is this Day Two Cloud Tech Bytes episode is about the automation of troubleshooting. For a lot of network engineers, Wireshark and a laptop are the standard tools for diagnosing a problem. And while Wireshark and a laptop can be very useful, there are situations where they may not be enough. The goal is to take advantage of machine learning to be able to react to network issues automatically. Riverbed is our sponsor for this conversation, and our guest is Chris Eckert, Technical Solutions Architect at Riverbed. We discuss: * Why packet capture and flow records are necessary elements for troubleshooting * What and where to monitor * How to transition from reactive responsive to an automated approach * Building a machine learning baseline * The importance of APIs for your monitoring and visibility tools * More Show Links: Riverbed.com/day2cloud

14 min1 w ago
Comments
Automating Troubleshooting With Riverbed (Sponsored)

Palo Alto Networks Pushes For The Next Generation Of SD-WAN (Sponsored)

Palo Alto Networks acquired CloudGenix in April 2020. On today’s Tech Bytes, sponsored by Palo Alto Networks, we discuss the latest advancements in Palo Alto Networks CloudGenix SD-WAN, explore two new appliances, and talk about where SD-WAN is headed and what network engineers and security pros should be thinking about when it comes to the WAN and SASE. Our guest is Kumar Ramanchandran, SVP of Products at Palo Alto and a CloudGenix co-founder. We discuss: * Why applications, not packets, matter for SD-WAN * New ION 1000 and ION 9000 appliances * Adding ML capabilities for autonomous operations and smarter problem resolution * Integration with Palo Alto Networks’ Prisma Access * More Show Links: CloudGenix CloudGenix Free Trial

16 min1 w ago
Comments
Palo Alto Networks Pushes For The Next Generation Of SD-WAN (Sponsored)

Pluribus Rethinks Open Networking For Better Programmability, TCO (Sponsored)

Today we dive intoPluribus Networks’ Linux-based Netvisor ONE OS for white box switches. We also discuss Pluribus’ unique Adaptive Cloud Fabric, a distributed and controllerless SDN solution for deploying and automating data center fabrics that promises simpler operations and a lower TCO. Curious? Our guest, Alessandro Barbieri, VP of Product Management, is here to whet your nerdy appetite with more details about how Pluribus sees things differently, and what it could mean for your network. We discuss: * Open networking with Linux based Netvisor ONE OS * Controllerless Adaptive Cloud Fabric architectureand benefits * Capex/opex savings with this architecture * Automation & programmability of underlay and VXLAN overlay * Single site DC fabric, multi-siteDC fabric &MetroE use cases * Standard protocols for interoperability * More Show Links: Pluribus Networks @pluribusnet – Pluribus Networks on Twitter Pluribus Networks Netvisor ONE Data Sheet – Pluribus Networks (PDF) Adaptive Cl...

16 min1 w ago
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Pluribus Rethinks Open Networking For Better Programmability, TCO (Sponsored)

Cisco Tetration Enables Microsegmentation And App Dependency Mapping

Cisco Systems sponsored a Security Field Day event on October 21st 2020 to provide a deep dive into its Tetration product. Drew Conry-Murray attended (virtually) as a delegate. In this Briefings in Brief episode, Ethan Banks and Drew dive into details of Cisco’s presentation to get an update on Tetration, and Ethan finds out if Drew was actually paying attention. What Is Tetration? * It was originally launched in 2016 for data center analytics * At present, Tetration focuses on two major use cases: application dependency mapping and microsegmentation. You can use Tetration to map application dependencies and relationships among apps both on premises and in the public cloud * Once you understand those dependencies, you can then apply fine-grained segmentation policies via allow/deny lists to ensure that apps only interact with the right systems and services * You can implement global rules (all Windows applications should talk to Active Directory) as well as more fine-grained rules ...

10 min2 w ago
Comments
Cisco Tetration Enables Microsegmentation And App Dependency Mapping

Protecting Remote Workers From VPN Risks With Zscaler (Sponsored)

Many organizations use VPNs to protect their distributed workforce. But VPNs present their own security challenges, from compromised clients, to VPN servers that have security vulnerabilities or are misconfigured, to the use of outmoded encryption algorithms. Case in point: the foreign exchange provider Travelex was breached via a VPN gateway, which enabled attackers to collect sensitive information, move laterally through the organization, delete backups, and install ransomware. Zscaler, our sponsor for today’s episode, explains how its cloud-based security service provides safe, high-performance remote access. Our guest is Lisa Lorenzin, Director, Transformation Strategy at Zscaler. We discuss: * The VPN attack surface * How Zscaler reduces remote access risks * Integrating with your premises or cloud-based identity management system * Agent and agentless options * Certificate pinning * More Show Links: Securing Remote Work ebook – Zscaler Zenith Live 2020: Zscaler Annual Cloud ...

15 min2 w ago
Comments
Protecting Remote Workers From VPN Risks With Zscaler (Sponsored)

Getting The Benefits Of Proactive Network Monitoring With Riverbed (Sponsored)

Today’s Day Two Cloud Tech Bytes is all about proactive network monitoring with sponsor Riverbed. The goal of proactive network monitoring is, wherever possible, to see and respond to an emerging issue before it becomes a problem that affects end users or application performance. Riverbed’s network monitoring approach supports next-generation and hybrid IT environments, including early detection, blind spots to be aware of, and managing the complexity of mixed infrastructures. Our guest is Chris Eckert, Technical Solutions Architect at Riverbed. We discuss: * The benefits of proactive monitoring to spot issues before they impact performance * How to set useful baselines for your monitoring platform * The most strategic places in the network to monitor * Why NetFlow is so valuable * Integrating packet captures * Monitoring cloud workloads and services * More Show Links: Riverbed.com Riverbed User Conference NPM Digital Discussions

14 min3 w ago
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Getting The Benefits Of Proactive Network Monitoring With Riverbed (Sponsored)

Nation-Wide Dentistry Network Chooses Integrated SD-WAN, SD-Branch, Security With Fortinet (Sponsored)

On today’s Tech Bytes, sponsored by Fortinet, we’re discussing an SD-WAN deployment with Smile Brands, a nation-wide network of dental practices. Smile Brands has an interesting story where they started with one SD-WAN solution and then switched to an integrated security, SD-WAN, and SD-Branch solution with Fortinet. Joining us today Brett Stetzko, Senior Network Engineer from Smile Brands to talk about his experience with the deployment. We discuss: * How moving to SD-WAN and SD-Branch helped tackle connectivity and security * The organization’s transition away from MPLS * Why Smile Brands switched from Silver Peak to Fortinet * Post-deployment outcomes including performance and ROI gains * More Show Links: Fortinet.com/products/sd-wan Smile Brands

15 min3 w ago
Comments
Nation-Wide Dentistry Network Chooses Integrated SD-WAN, SD-Branch, Security With Fortinet (Sponsored)

Tech Bytes: First Bank’s Automation With Gluware. The Real Story.

In this Tech Byte, we talk with Gluware customer, First Bank. First Bank is a family-owned, privately held bank operating in the Midwest and California, with roughly 100 locations in 5 different states. Our guests are Julie Wehling, Solutions Architect at Gluware; and Mike Pazarena, Network Engineer at First Bank. Mike talks about starting his automation journey with Python and Ansible for bank branch networks before realising that it wasn’t the right fit for First Bank. Gluware delivered for First Bank, providing a practical useful automation platform. In particular they found the configuration modelling easy to use and modify the network operations. The detection of configuration drift highlighted gaps in procedures, and remediation was automated. Here are the topics that we covered: What is the problem you were trying to solve and why did you choose Gluware? Previous Experience with Scripting What other technologies did you investigate First Bank Architecture using Juniper switc...

14 minNOV 3
Comments
Tech Bytes: First Bank’s Automation With Gluware. The Real Story.

How VMware Uses Machine Learning To Optimize vSAN (Sponsored)

Welcome to this Tech Bytes segment with sponsor VMware. We’re talking with Mike Wookey, CTO and VP or Cloud Management. Mike’s going to talk with us about real artificial intelligence and machine learning being put to use in vSAN cluster as part of the vRealize AI Cloud product, which you might remember being announced as Project Magna back in 2019. Stay tuned as we dig right in and get to the heart of what the product actually does today and where it’s going tomorrow. We discuss: * How VMware integrates ML to optimize vSAN with vRealize AI Cloud * Machine learning basics * How operators should think about ML: as a consultant? Recommendation engine? An intern? * Extending vRealize AI Cloud to other VMware products * More Show Links: vRealizeAI Cloud – VMware Self-Driving Data Center | vRealize AI Cloud – VMware Realize the AI / ML Fundamentals of the Self-Driving Datacenter with vRealize AI Cloud – VMware

15 minOCT 29
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How VMware Uses Machine Learning To Optimize vSAN (Sponsored)

Construction Firm Improves Job Site Productivity With Silver Peak SD-WAN (Sponsored)

Today’s Tech Bytes, sponsored by Silver Peak, is an SD-WAN conversation with Rogers-O’Brien Construction. We’ll talk about how this construction company relies on SD-WAN to enable fast, high-performance connectivity at remote construction sites, handle massive file transfers, and securely segment partner traffic. My guest is Michael Shepherd, CTO at Rogers-O’Brien Construction. We discuss: * Why network connectivity is essential at modern building sites * Key applications including image rendering and cloud apps * What made the company chose Silver Peak * How SD-WAN drove improvements in productivity and quality of experience * Using SD-WAN to support image-capturing robots * More Show Links: Silver Peak

16 minOCT 27
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Construction Firm Improves Job Site Productivity With Silver Peak SD-WAN (Sponsored)
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