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Ciena: We'll Stop 95% of Network Outages

Published on: 2019-05-14

By injecting AI and automation into a new Blue Planet service, Ciena claims it can prevent up to 95% of network outages. The new addition to the Blue Planet software platform -- Proactive Network Operations (PNO) - is a closed-loop automation platform that service providers can use to predict ...

Blue Planet Prevents up to 95% of Network Outages With New Proactive Network Operations Solution

Published on: 2019-05-14

HANOVER, Md. -- As networks become more complex and software-driven due to the rise of 5G, IoT, and cloud-based services, service providers have an urgent need to use more proactive methods for addressing service disruptions.

As Russia plans for 5G, Russian propaganda outlet says 5G will kill you

Published on: 2019-05-13

While there are certainly those with a differing viewpoint, many stakeholders, particularly the U.S. government, like to characterize 5G as a race, the winner of which will be able to exert economic supremacy as cellular-based automation drives transformation and value creation in a wide range ...

HPE’s CEO lays out his technology vision

Published on: 2019-05-13

Like Microsoft's Satya Nadella, HPE CEO Antonio Neri is a technologist with a long history of leading initiatives in his company. Meg Whitman, his former boss at HPE, showed her appreciation of Neri's acumen by promoting him to HPE Executive Vice President in 2015 - and gave him the green light ...

FCC eyes blockchain to track, monitor growing wireless spectrums

Published on: 2019-05-06

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - The need for new Wi-Fi spectrums is expected to grow as infrastructure becomes increasingly more connected through IoT sensors, leaving U.S. government agencies in need of a database that can dynamically record and monitor their use.

Nornir offers Python-based network-management automation

Published on: 2019-04-26

Nornir, an automation framework that uses Python directly, provides an alternative to other automation frameworks that use their own domain-specific language (DSL). The framework can dispatch tasks to devices and nodes, deal with inventory when the user has host information, and support the ...

Cisco Ushers in a New Wireless Era with Wi-Fi 6

Published on: 2019-04-29

Today Cisco is announcing innovative solutions that help customers embrace a new age of wireless connectivity. Wi-Fi 6 (also known as 802.11ax), the new standard for Wi-Fi networks, is redefining what's possible for businesses - powering a new era of immersive wireless experiences and the ...

Smart farming the latest moovement in IoT use cases

Published on: 2019-04-23

Smart farming refers to a new way to manage farms using modern information and communications technologies to increase the quantity and quality of agricultural products, improve efficiencies and productivity, as well as reduce costs.

What SDN is and where it’s going

Published on: 2019-04-16

Hardware reigned supreme in the networking world until the emergence of software-defined networking (SDN), a category of technologies that separate the network control plane from the forwarding plane to enable more automated provisioning and policy-based management of network resources.

Juniper opens SD-WAN service for the cloud

Published on: 2019-04-09

Juniper has taken the wraps off a cloud-based SD-WAN service it says will ease the management and bolster the security of wired and wireless-connected branch office networks.

Blockchain marches steadily into global financial transaction networks

Published on: 2019-03-08

The organization behind most of the world's cross-border money and security transfers is deploying a blockchain proof-of-concept (PoC) for clients' shareholders to use in electronic voting. SWIFT said this week it will jointly conduct the PoC in the Asia Pacific region with securities software ...

What is infrastructure as code? A big step up from server scripting

Published on: 2019-03-07

If you have ever had to provision and configure a server, you know the pain it can bring. Take the process of configuring hardware connections, the software stack, and their interdependencies, and then multiply that across however many servers you are deploying-you are talking days and days of ...

How to move to a disruptive network technology with minimal disruption

Published on: 2019-02-27

Disruptive network technologies are great-at least until they threaten to disrupt essential everyday network services and activities. That's when it's time to consider how innovations such as SDN, SD-WAN, intent-based networking ( IBN) and network functions virtualization ( NFV) can be ...

Why dynamic mapping is changing network troubleshooting for the better

Published on: 2017-05-15

Effective network troubleshooting requires experience and a detailed understanding of a network's design. And while many great network engineers possess both qualities, they still face the daunting challenge of manual data collection and analysis. The storage and backup industries have long been ...

How Are You Tackling Cloud Compliance?

Published on: 2019-05-14

How to Ensure Compliance Speed Bumps Don't Slow Your Public Cloud Adoption In the race to the cloud, I've noticed a disturbing trend. Daily, I speak to organizations that have moved production workloads over to cloud IaaS providers but haven't yet addressed how they will manage, measure and ...

Tech Bytes: SnapRoute’s NOS Targets The Intersection Of NetOps And DevOps (Sponsored)

Published on: 2019-05-13

Today we welcome sponsor SnapRoute for a Tech Bytes conversation. SnapRoute makes CN-NOS, a network OS that runs on whitebox hardware. We discuss the NOS's containerized design that lets you update, test, and replace components; its use of Kubernetes to tie into automation pipelines; and ...

Network Break 234: Windows Adds A Linux Kernel; Cisco Announces An SD-WAN Colo Option

Published on: 2019-05-13

Today's Network Break explores why Microsoft is adding a Linux kernel to Windows, examines a new SD-WAN colo option from Cisco, discusses a new offering from VMware and Dell EMC that lets you get infrastructure on premises but pay for it like the cloud, plus more tech news and a couple of ...

IT And The Exception Mentality

Published on: 2019-05-10

If you work in IT, you probably have a lot in common with other IT people. You work long hours. You have the attitude that every problem can be fixed. You understand technology well enough to know how processes and systems work. It's fairly common in our line of work because the best IT people...

Network Break 233: The Dell EMC Product Deluge; Cisco Rolls Out Wi-Fi 6 APs

Published on: 2019-05-06

Today on Network Break we dive in the deluge of products announced at Dell EMC World, discuss new Wi-Fi 6 gear from Cisco, explore Cumulus's latest version of its NetQ switch management software, and tackle even more tech news. It's a bonanza episode so pack a few extra virtual donuts.

Increasing Entropy with Crypto4A

Published on: 2019-04-26

Have you ever thought about the increasing disorder in your life? Sure, it may seem like things are constantly getting crazier every time you turn around, but did you know that entropy is always increasing in the universe? It's a Law of Thermodynamics! The idea that organized systems want to ...

Migration Strategy: Moving From MPLS/LDP to Segment Routing

Published on: 2019-03-21

MPLS core networks that use Label Distribution Protocol (LDP) are common in SP core networks and have served us well. So, the thought of pulling the guts out of the core is pretty daunting and invites the question why you would want to perform open-heart surgery on such critical infrastructure.

3 Challenges for Network Engineers Adopting Ansible

Published on: 2019-03-14

Ansible, ansible, ansible seems to be all we hear these days. There are lots of resources out there all trying to convince us this is the new way get stuff done. The reality is quite different - adoption of tools like this is slow in the networking world, and making the move is hard for...

Cisco Live – Network Building Blocks for IoT

Published on: 2019-03-07

Cisco Live happened in Barcelona end of January, and as usual I am a little late with my blog posts about it. Like the last two years I was invited to join the group of technology experts for Tech Field Day Extra, with various presentations covering a number of new and improved Cisco ...

To Code Or Not To Code: Expression & Symbiosis

Published on: 2019-02-25

There is still an ongoing debate over the need for network engineers to pick up some software skills. Everything network engineers touch in more recent times has some programmatic means of control and these interfaces can be used to scale out engineer workflows or for abstract systems to drive.

Automation: Tools vs Languages

Published on: 2019-02-20

When it comes to expressing intent in automation workflows, there is validation in both using a task or workflow engine and also knocking it together using scripting in some language. I try not to get involved in tool or language wars, but quite honestly sometimes can't help myself.

Event-Driven Automation: The TL;DR No One Told You About

Published on: 2019-01-31

Event-Driven automation is an umbrella term much like "coffee" (also see here, it turns out I've used coffee anecdotes way too much). How many times do you go to a popular chain and just blurt out "coffee". At 5am, it might be the nonsensical mysterious noise automagically leaving one's mouth ...

NAE: Some Help Dealing with Brain Block

Published on: 2019-01-17

For years, thanks to the gift of misaligned perception, I've been mentally blocked. I've avoided things like Machine Learning because my perceived skill with mathematics is weak, avoided programming languages like C# because the perceived uphill hike to get familiar is high and avoided front end ...

Tech Field Day in Barcelona

Published on: 2019-02-13

I was in Barcelona last week, there was a Cisco Live as you might know. During the Cisco Live unfortunately I couldn't meet with people as I was invited them by Tech Field Day and recorded many great sessions together. Cisco announced ACI in Cloud and there was presentations about it.

Postman Collection for vRealize Network Insight APIs

Published on: 2019-01-24

When developing automation and using APIs, Postman is a very welcome tool. I use it to test out API calls and to make sure I format the calls correctly, before translating it to the code of whatever I'm working on.

Orange Matter: Silo-Busting and Dream-Dashing

Published on: 2019-01-14

I've been blogging for Solarwinds recently, posting on Orange Matter, with a cross-post to the Thwack Geek Speak forum. I love automation, but it seems that dreams of a smooth customer experience can be destroyed by the persistence of engineering silos in many organizations.

Orange Matter: Automation Paralysis

Published on: 2019-01-11

I've been blogging for Solarwinds recently, posting on Orange Matter, with a cross-post to the Thwack Geek Speak forum. This post examines how it's easy to get so focused on automating the small stuff we have difficulty turning that into the more cohesive automation solution that we'd like to have.

Orange Matter: Where is Your Configuration Source of Truth?

Published on: 2019-01-09

I've been blogging for Solarwinds recently, posting on Orange Matter, with a cross-post to the Thwack Geek Speak forum. The post linked here looks at where we define our source of truth for device configurations; is it the device itself? Should it be?

New Year, New Post, NFDx!

Published on: 2019-01-07

You may be thinking "Wait, he hasn't posted in ages.. how lazy is he?" but thankfully I haven't been entirely slothful for the last seven months. Most recently I authored a series of six posts related to SDN and automation on the Solarwinds Orange Matter blog.

My Home Automation Gear

Published on: 2018-12-30

I've mostly kept this blog around virtualization technology. Over the last few months, I've had more and more conversations about home automation and how my house is tricked out. A lot of people seem to be interested in my setup, so I'm going to start sharing more on the gear, workflows & results.

SD-WAN – Glorified DMVPN?

Published on: 2018-12-28

I had an interesting discussion with Jon Cooper in the Network Collective Slack. The discussion was around SD-WAN. We were discussing if SD-WAN is just a "glorified DMVPN" or if it's something more than that. Note that this was a

Intent-Based Network Automation with Ansible

Published on: 2017-09-06

The latest in all the networking buzz these days is Intent-Based Networking (IBN). There are varying definitions of what IBN is and is not. Does IBN mean you need to deploy networking solely from business policy, does IBN mean you must be streaming telemetry from every network device in ...

Intro into Fortinet WLAN configuration

Published on: 2018-09-30

Simple, secure, sensible - Koroush Saraf, Fortiner VP of Product Management, emphasized these words in his recent MFD3 presentations. While any vendor can claim their products share these attributes, it's usually the complexity of workflow that reveals the betrayal of one or all of these ...

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