The Fat Pipe Of The Packet Pushers Podcasts

The most popular shows from the Packet Pushers Podcast Network in one feed. 1-The Weekly Show (network engineering). 2-Priority Queue (even more network engineering). 3-Datanauts (the full IT stack including cloud). 4-Network Break (IT news and analysis from the week). 5-Briefings In Brief (interesting vendor stories in 15 minutes or less).


Network Break 304: The VMworld 2020 Roundup; Arista Acquires Awake Security

Take a Network Break! Keith Townsend joins us as a guest analyst for today’s episode.
We start with a couple of FUs on the programability of a Trident ASIC on a new Juniper switch, and on Cumulus and Broadcom. Then it’s ‘Apres VMworld, le deluge‘, in which we highlight several of the biggest announcements from VMware including Project Monterey, the SaltStack acquisition, and a new professional development track at the show.
We also discuss whether virtual events have the same impact as live events, and then pivot to Juniper Networks’ acquisition of service assurance vendor Netrounds, and Arista’s acquisition of network detection and response company Awake Security.
Arista also announces new capabilities for CloudVision and new wireless APs, Google joins LF Networking as a platinum member, the U.K. government dings Huawei for software quality, and the U.S. Labor Department offers $150 million for workforce training.
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Show Links:
The CTO Advisor – Keith Townsend’s blog
@CTOAdvisor – Keith Townsend on Twitter
How to integrate packet core firewall in the user plane – Ericsson
Project Monterey at VMworld 2020 – Ned In The Cloud (YouTube)
vSphere arrives on ARM, but not for the reason most admins are thinking – Disco Posse
VMware Unveils Project Monterey: Re-Imagining Hybrid Cloud Architecture to Support Next-Generation Applications – VMware
Reinventing virtualization with the AWS Nitro System – All Things Distributed
Advancing VMware’s Cloud Automation Capabilities with Intent to Acquire SaltStack – VMware


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