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).
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Today on the Tech Bytes podcast we talk with sponsor Pliant about its automation platform. Pliant helps you orchestrate across devices and domains with a low-code approach that uses APIs to automate and orchestrate across your infrastructure. The post Tech Bytes: Pliant Combines APIs, Low Code Approach For Network Automation (Sponsored) appeared first on Packet Pushers.
Today's Network Break discusses a new Trident ASIC with an on-chip neural net inference engine, Broadcom staff cuts at VMware, more bad news from an Okta breach, financial results, and more. The post NB458: Broadcom Debuts On-Chip Neural Net, Lays Off VMware Staff; Okta Breach Gets Worse appeared first on Packet Pushers.
Today on Heavy Networking, sponsored by Juniper, we’ll talk about how Juniper’s Apstra software can help you operate your on-prem data center more like a public cloud; meaning service provisioning that’s repeatable, standardized, and straightforward to consume. We’ll also talk about how Apstra now works with Terraform to help streamline network self-service. The post HN711: Get Cloud-Like Operation Of Your Data Center With Juniper Apstra And Terraform (Sponsored) appeared first on Packet Pushers.
As Kubernetes becomes more mainstream and overall “stable,” organizations need a way to get both enterprise support and proper upgrade paths. Brendan Burns, co-founder of Kubernetes, joins the show to discuss Kubernetes LTS—long-term support. The post KU042: Kubernetes Long-Term Support With Kubernetes Co-Founder Brendan Burns appeared first on Packet Pushers.
Ed, Scott, and Tom discuss the Customer-Side Translator (CLAT) function and its role in enabling client connectivity in IPv6-only networks. The post IPB140: IPv6 CLAT And IPv6-Only Networks appeared first on Packet Pushers.
Today's Day Two Cloud discusses how Azure's use of hollow core fiber will impact customers, building networks to support AI workloads, the general availability of Virtual Network Manager, routing improvements, a tech preview of IPAM in vNet Manager, updates around containers and security, and other network-related topics in Azure. Microsoft is the sponsor of this episode. The post D2C222: What’s New In Azure Networking (Sponsored) appeared first on Packet Pushers.
As the host of this podcast, I had the pleasure of engaging in a fascinating discussion with our special guest, David Stengel, an IT professional with a unique perspective on the cognitive load of platforms in organizations. The Concept of Cognitive Load in Platforms Our conversation began with an exploration of the concept of cognitive load in relation to platforms. David, despite being an IT professional and not a psychiatrist, brought an intriguing perspective to the table. He emphasized how platforms, such as VMware, Kubernetes, and Cloud Foundry, are designed to remove effort from users, making it easier for them to build and accomplish tasks. However, he pointed out that while everyone is focused on making the developer experience easy, they often overlook the impact of cognitive load on the entire organization. This cognitive load, or mental workload, encompasses the challenges of getting tasks done. The Purpose of Platforms in IT We then shifted our discussion to the purpose of platforms in IT, which is to reduce the cognitive burden and allow humans to focus on the business problem rather than the underlying technology. As platforms become more complex, it becomes impossible for developers to be conscious of every technical detail. The goal is to abstract away the complexity and allow developers to focus on their tasks. I added that while it's important to learn the basics, when working, developers should not actively think about them unless it's necessary. We concluded this part of our discussion by emphasizing the importance of finding platforms that are appropriate for the organization's capabilities and needs. Managing Complexity in Platforms Our conversation then moved to the concept of managing complexity in platforms. We highlighted that building a platform does not eliminate complexity, but rather manages it for a specific consumption of services. We drew parallels between the simplification of hardware infrastructure with the introduction of VMware for virtualization and the restricted choices in microservices with containers and immutable infrastructure. We also touched on the shift in responsibility from IT groups to developers in terms of managing platforms. We discussed how the level of support and access to abstractions can vary depending on the organization. We mentioned the cognitive load involved in load balancing and how the cost of elastic load balancing in AWS has become a significant expense for customers. Practical Implications of Understanding Cognitive Load We explored the practical implications of understanding cognitive load in platforms. We suggested evaluating the effectiveness of the platform and its usability by considering the activities and mental workload required for different tasks. We emphasized the importance of treating platforms as businesses with customers and gathering feedback to improve the user experience. We concluded our conversation with a mention of the potential role of AI in analyzing and optimizing cognitive load. We discussed the possibility of automating data collection and analysis to identify areas where time and effort are being spent and make informed decisions about platform usage and optimization. Cognitive Load and Its Impact on Problem-Solving and Decision-Making Our conversation revolved around the concept of cognitive load and its impact on problem-solving and decision-making. We discussed how technology has evolved over the years, making it easier to analyze data and observe behaviors to optimize processes. However, we emphasized the importance of considering the subjective experience of individuals in the organization and understanding their feelings towards their work. The Balance Between Experience and Innovation We shifted to the balance between experience and innovation, with David mentioning the danger of engineers sticking to outdated solutions. We also discussed the importance of distributing cognitive load within a team and the concept of psychological capital, which includes personal efficacy and belief in one's ability to get things done. Wrapping Up As we wrapped up our discussion, we thanked David Stengel for contributing to the conversation about cognitive load and IT architecture. We encouraged listeners to provide feedback and suggest topics they would like to hear more about. We also invited listeners to join the community at packetpushers.net to engage in discussions with other professionals. We concluded the episode with a reminder to check out the other technology content available on the Packet Pushers network and to sign up for the community at community.thenetworkcollective.com. We expressed our gratitude for the listeners' support and announced that the next episode will be released in a couple of weeks. In conclusion, our conversation with David Stengel provided valuable insights into the cognitive load of platforms in organizations. It highlighted the importance of understanding and managing this cognitive load to improve the effectiveness and usability of platforms. It also emphasized the need for organizations to consider the subjective experience of individuals and the balance between experience and innovation in managing cognitive load. The post HS059 Cognitive Load and Platforms appeared first on Packet Pushers.
If you’re not paying attention to mDNS traffic, it might be hurting your Wi-Fi performance in a big way. Bryan Ward shares his research looking at the mDNS protocol on a higher ed network and its dramatic impact on Wi-Fi airtime. The post HW016: How mDNS Can Kill Wi-Fi Performance And What To Do About It appeared first on Packet Pushers.
Broadcom clears the last hurdle to close its $69 billion purchase of VMware, but what comes next? Nvidia debuts a SuperNIC to accelerate Ethernet for AI workloads, China and India advance their satellite Internet efforts, and Nvidia puts up jaw-dropping results in its latest quarterly earnings. The post NB457: Broadcom, VMware Tie The Knot; Nvidia SuperNICs Target AI Ethernet Acceleration appeared first on Packet Pushers.
Today on Tech Bytes, sponsored by Nokia, we’ll talk about what’s brewing on the DDoS front and how Nokia’s Deepfield is bringing new analytics techniques to the fight. The post Tech Bytes: Nokia Deepfield Brings Fresh Analytics, New Gear To The DDoS Fight (Sponsored) appeared first on Packet Pushers.
Ned Bellavance continues his KubeCon conversations with Akamai about cloud-native design and its impact on cloud architecture, Acorn Labs about building a cloud platform, F5 about the networking side of platform engineering, and the startup Chkk about platform engineering and managing Kubernetes. The post D2C221: KubeConversations Part 2 – Building Cloud Platforms appeared first on Packet Pushers.
China demonstrates the strength of its home-grown technology industry by announcing a 1.2Tbit Internet backbone that stretches 3,000 kilometers, Fortinet warns of a 9.8 severity bug in its SIEM product, and we continue our ongoing discussion about the precarious role of the CISO, plus more tech news, in this episode of the Network Break podcast. The post NB456: China Flexes Tech Muscles With 1.2Tb Backbone; Will CISOs Mitigate Risk Or Liability? appeared first on Packet Pushers.
Analyst Brad Casemore offers his takes on the rise of zero trust, the influence of geopolitics on IT, what's driving the need for visibility and observability on prem and in the cloud, and whether 5G will ever live up to the hype. The post HN710: The Future Of Networking With Brad Casemore – Part 2 appeared first on Packet Pushers.
In this episode, Michael, Kristina, and Adriana Villela discuss the challenges and benefits of running Kubernetes on Nomad. Adriana shares her experience of using Nomad in a data center, highlighting its simplicity and ease of deployment compared to Kubernetes. The speakers also discuss the differences between the two platforms, the concept of vendor lock-in, and […] The post KU041: Running Kubernetes On Nomad appeared first on Packet Pushers.
Network engineers and architects considering IPv6 can benefit from the experiences of those who have gone before them by avoiding the problems that have bedeviled other deployments. On today's show, your hosts discuss three typical pitfalls and how to get over or around them without falling in. The post IPB139: Avoiding Typical IPv6 Pitfalls appeared first on Packet Pushers.