Packet Pushers - Network Break

By Drew Conry-Murray, Greg Ferro

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Stay current with IT news on vendor moves, new products, and tech deals. Get analysis and context on how it applies to you. All in the time it takes to have a (longish) coffee break.
April 16, 2018
Take a Network Break! Cisco puts its Tetration workload protection product into the cloud by announcing a SaaS version, and attackers target Cisco’s Smart Install feature on the IOS and IOS XE operating systems. Juniper aims to entice service providers by integrating telemetry, AppFormix, and its NorthStar WAN SDN controller for improved remediation, HPE acquires a cloud consultancy, and Riverbed CEO and cofounder Jerry Kennelly retires. Cradlepoint partners with Webroot for secure SD-WAN, an activist investor target MicroFocus to go private, and cryptomining attacks increasingly target the enterprise. Last but not least, Gartner predicts explosive cloud growth, and IDC says lines of business will outspend IT departments on technology. Sponsor: ThousandEyes ThousandEyes gives you performance visibility from every user to every app over any network, both internal and external, so you can smoothly migrate to the cloud, transform your WAN, troubleshoot faster and deliver exceptional user experiences. Sign up for a free account at and choose a free ThousandEyes t-shirt. Show Links: Cisco Tetration Now Available As A Cloud Service And Virtual Appliance – Packet Pushers Cyber-Espionage Groups Are Increasingly Leveraging Routers in Their Attacks – Bleeping Computer Attackers Exploit Cisco Switch Issue as Vendor Warns of Yet Another Critical Flaw – Dark Reading Iran hit by global cyber attack that left U.S. flag on screens – Reuters Critical Infrastructure at Risk: Advanced Actors Target Smart Install Client – Cisco Talos Juniper Spotlights Integration Efforts As Service Providers Chase Disaggregation – Packet Pushers HPE Scoops Up Second Cloud Consulting Firm RedPixie – SDX Central Riverbed Announces Retirement of Co-Founder and CEO Jerry M. Kennelly; Appoints Paul Mountford as CEO to Drive Next Phase of Growth in $30 Billion+ Market – Riverbed Cradlepoint Showcases Webroot Partnership for Securing WAN Edge at RSA 2018 – Cradlepoint CNBC: Elliott wants Micro Focus to go private – Micro Focus International plc ADR – Seeking Alpha Cryptomining is here to stay in the enterprise – Zscaler Gartner Forecasts Worldwide Public Cloud Revenue to Grow 21.4 Percent in 2018 – Gartner Technology Purchases Funded by Line of Business Forecast to Overtake Purchases Funded by the IT Organization in 2019, According to IDC – IDC The post Network Break 180: Tetration In The Cloud; Attackers Target Cisco Switches appeared first on Packet Pushers.
April 9, 2018
Take a Network Break! Edge computing is the new hotness for traditional IT vendors as Microsoft and HPE, via its Aruba business unit, target edge computing infrastructure and software for new growth. Meanwhile, Intel sells embedded software developer Wind River to a private equity firm, and we review the potential financial impact to legacy networking vendors as AT&T plans a massive whitebox rollout. HCI revenues skyrocket in 2017; Delta, Sears, and Sacks Fifth Avenue get hacked; and Panera Bread picks a security fight with the wrong person. We’ve got links to all the stories we cover just after our sponsor messages. Sponsor: InterOptic InterOptic offers high-performance, high-quality optics at a fraction of the cost. Find out more at, and if you re attending Interop 2018 in Vegas, stop by the InterOptic booth to learn how they can help you spec the right optics for your network. Coffee Talk: Kentik Stay tuned after the news for a Coffee Talk conversation with sponsor Kentik. Kentik makes a big data platform to provide actionable insight from network data. Our guest is co-founder and CEO Avi Freedman, and we talk about how to use network data for fun and packets! Show Links: Microsoft will invest $5 billion in IoT. Here s why. – Microsoft Cisco Jasper – Wikipedia Why GE Digital Failed – Aruba Networks Leads HPE To The Edge – The Next Platform Edgeline Converged Edge Systems for Secure Edge Computing – HPE United Kingdom Wind River to be Acquired by TPG – Wind River Intel to sell Wind River unit to private equity firm – Silicon Valley Business Journal The Linux Foundation Announces Expanded Industry Commitment to Akraino Edge Stack – Akraino Edge Stack Cisco Faces a Dangerous New Rival: AT&T – Motley Fool Cisco Receives 2018 AT&T Supplier Award – The Network Worldwide Converged Systems Revenue Increased 9.1% During the Fourth Quarter of 2017 with Vendor Revenue Reaching $3.6 Billion, According to IDC – IDC HPE shines in IDC Converged Systems tracker, Cisco does not – The Register Delta, Sears Breaches Blamed on Malware Attack Against a Third-Party Chat Service – Threatpost Data breach hits Saks Fifth Avenue, Lord & Taylor stores – Washington Post Leaks Millions of Customer Records – Krebs on Security The post Network Break 179: Microsoft Targets Edge Computing; HCI Revenues Boom appeared first on Packet Pushers.
April 2, 2018
Take a Network Break! Cisco announced that it would allow third-party OSs to run on Nexus 9200 and 9300 switches, and let customers run NX-OS on other hardware. The company is also making its IOS-XR router OS available for “curated” third-party hardware. AT&T announces a plan to deploy 60,000 whitebox routers as part of its 5G rollout, and its dNOS open network OS moves to the Linux Foundation. Juniper’s OpenContrail also joins the Linux Foundation and gets renamed Tungsten Fabric. The P4 network programming language becomes an official project of the Open Networking Foundation, HPE buys Cape Networks for WLAN performance monitoring, Microsoft reorganizes the company, and Arista announces new 25 and 100GbE switches. Get links with more details to all these stories after our sponsor message. Sponsor: Couchdrop Send files to the cloud quickly and easily with Couchdrop, a cloud-based service that uses the Secure Copy Protocol to transfer files. Couchdrop integrates with Dropbox, GoogleDrive, Amazon S3 buckets and more. Head to to get details, and get two months free with a one-year subscription. Show Links: An Architectural Approach to Flexible Consumption for Service Providers with IOS XR – Cisco Enabling IOS-XR on Third-Party Network Hardware IOS XR Cloud Scale Networking @xrdocs – GitHub New Portability Options for Cisco s Data Center Networking Software and Hardware – Cisco Yes Cisco IOS XR Is Disaggregated! – Cisco AT&T Deploying White Box Hardware in Cell Towers to Power Mobile 5G Era – ATT ATT to deploy 60,000 white box routers – Network Builder Reports Network AI: ATT s Framework for Its Open Source Efforts That Will Drive our Software-Defined Network in 2018 and Beyond – AT&T OpenContrail is Now Tungsten Fabric, Completes Move to The Linux Foundation – The Linux Foundation The Linux Foundation Hosts DANOS Project, a Unified Network Operating System – The Linux Foundation Linux Foundation Announces Further Harmonization Efforts, Celebrates New Members and Project Deployments – The Linux Foundation Network Harmonization 2.0: Evolving Linux Foundation Networking – The Linux Foundation P4 Gains Broad Networking Industry Adoption, Joins Open Networking Foundation (ONF) and Linux Foundation (LF) to Accelerate Next Phase of Growth and Innovation – Open Networking Foundation Hewlett Packard Enterprise To Buy Privately-held Cape Networks – Markets Insider Satya Nadella email to employees: Embracing our future: Intelligent Cloud and Intelligent Edge – Microsoft Arista Introduces New Platforms for Cloud and Enterprise Customers – Arista The post Network Break 178: Cisco Disaggregates, ATT Bets Big On Whitebox appeared first on Packet Pushers.
March 26, 2018
Take a Network Break! In this week’s show, Dell EMC rolls out new branch hardware to run VNFs, the Sonic switch OS gets its turn in the open networking spotlight, and Innovium announces sampling of its Teralynx programmable ASIC. The IEEE ratifies a standard for 25Gbps over single-mode fiber, Dropbox embraces security researchers, and Micro Focus suffers a massive drop in value. Cryptojacking roars onto the threat scene, and Orbitz reports that attackers may have breached a legacy site, exposing up to 880,000 customers. Get links to all these stories after our sponsor message. Sponsor: ThousandEyes ThousandEyes gives you performance visibility from every user to every app over any network, both internal and external, so you can migrate to the cloud, transform your WAN, troubleshoot faster and deliver exceptional user experiences. Sign up for a free account at and choose a free ThousandEyes t-shirt! Show Links: Dell EMC Takes on Cisco, Launches Open uCPE for SD-WAN – SDX Central Dell EMC Takes Open Networking to the Edge for Next-Generation Access – Dell EMC Innovium announces OCP SAI and open-source SONiC solution to accelerate TERALYNX market adoption – Innovium Apstra Demonstrates Open Networking SONiC over Mellanox at OCP Summit – Apstra SONiC Switch OS Gets Love From Startups Barefoot, Apstra – Packet Pushers IEEE Publishes IEEE 802.3cc-2017 25 Gb/s Ethernet Standard for Enhanced Enterprise and Metro Network Applications over Fiber – IEEE Protecting Security Researchers – Dropbox Tech Blog Micro Focus -54% on CEO departure, lowered guidance – Seeking Alpha Shares in Britain’s Micro Focus halve after sales warning and CEO departure – Reuters HPE to Retain Key Software Assets to Deliver on the Promise of Hybrid IT – HPE Symantec Security Report: Cryptojacking Attacks Increased 8,500% in 2017 – SDX Central 2018 Internet Security Threat Report – Symantec Orbitz data breach exposed 880,000 payment cards – Engadget Information About Orbitz Data Security Incident – Orbitz The post Network Break 177: Dell Launches New Branch CPE; Sonic In The Spotlight appeared first on Packet Pushers.
March 19, 2018
The ONF launches Stratum for data programmability, Intel wants to turn the page on Meltdown & Specter with new chips, Trump cans Broadcom's ambitions & more tech news analysis on the latest Network Break podcast. The post Network Break 176: Stratum Project Targets SDN; Intel Announces New Chips appeared first on Packet Pushers.
March 12, 2018
Today's Network Break looks at new products for Viptela & Meraki, Cisco hints at selling products online, switch & router revenues grows, and more tech news The post Network Break 175: Viptela, Meraki Get Upgrades; Scrupulous Ransomware Criminals appeared first on Packet Pushers.
March 5, 2018
Cisco positions Tetration for workload protection, GitHub weathers a massive DDoS storm, Canada cans IBM and more tech news on this week's Network Break. The post Network Break 174: Cisco Securifies Tetration; GitHub Beats Back DDoS appeared first on Packet Pushers.
Feb. 26, 2018
Today's Network Break examines the lawsuit tsunami swamping Intel, new security disclosure guidance from the SEC, an Oracle security acquisition & more tech news. Our guest is Ed Horley. The post Network Break 173: Intel Hit By Lawsuits; Oracle Plugs Portfolio Gap appeared first on Packet Pushers.
Feb. 19, 2018
Today's Network Break dives into new enterprise products from Juniper, financial results from Cisco & Arista, a new cyber-insurance scheme from Apple and Cisco, and more tech news. The post Network Break 172: Juniper Seeks Enterprise Love; Cisco, Apple Shill Cyber Insurance appeared first on Packet Pushers.
Feb. 12, 2018
Today's Network Break dives into Cisco security patches and discusses new products from Talari, ExtraHop & Apstra, plus more tech news. The post Network Break 171: Cisco Issues Critical Patches; Vendors Launch New Products appeared first on Packet Pushers.

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