Do We Really Need SSL Decryption?

Brandon Carroll doesn’t mince words. He thinks passing SSL traffic through the firewall without decrypting is akin to walking into “a war with a gun thats half loaded”. To that end, he was impressed with what he saw from Gigamon at Networking Field Day earlier this month. Their GigaSECURE Network Visibility Platform serves as a trusted man-in-the-middle to handle decryption, and to flag traffic that can’t be verified as secure.


Who is IP Infusion and Why Have You Never Heard of Them?

Brandon Carroll takes a look at IP Infusion, who presented at Networking Field Day earlier this month. The company has been around since 1999, and you may already be more familiar with their networking OS, ZebOS, than the company itself. That may largely be because of their OEM focus, but Brandon found their excited presentation quite interesting. They’ve recently thrown their hat in the disaggregation ring by offering OcNOS, a white box switch OS, and VirNOS, a virtual network OS. You may not have heard of them before, but they are definitely a company worth your interest.


Presenting Vendor Preview: Gigamon

Brandon Carroll gives us a preview of what to expect from Gigamon at Networking Field Day this week. He first saw a presentation from them at Networking Field Day all the way back in 2011. He’s really interested in learning more about their security delivery platform, GigaSECURE solution. Check out the live stream of all presentation right here to find out! Plus join the conversation on Twitter with #NFD15.


Presenting Vendor Preview: PNDA

Brandon Carroll gives us another preview of a presentation from Networking Field Day this week. This time he’s looking at PNDA. Sadly this is not an evolution on the personal digital assistant. Instead, it’s an open source scalable analytics platform, which is probably a lot more useful.


Presenting Vendor Preview: IP Infusion

Brandon Carroll reviews what to expect from IP Infusion. It’s their first presentation at a Networking Field Day event, and we’re excited to see what they’ll have on tap. Brandon is interested to see how they differentiate themselves in the network operating system space.


Presenting Vendor Preview: TELoIP

Brandon Carroll gives a preview of TELoIP, one of the presenting companies at Networking Field Day next week. They are an SD-WAN and WAN Orchestration provider. He’s really interesting in what makes their SD-WAN approach stand out. SD-WAN is now an established product in the enterprise, so Brandon is interested in their differentiation. If you want to watch along, check out the live stream during the event, or check back after for full video coverage.


Privileged to be invited to NFD15

This will be Brandon Carroll’s tenth Networking Field Day, and he’s excited. He’s looking forward to hearing more from Gigamon, IP Infusion, TELoIP, and VMware, along with catching up with other delegates, and meeting new faces. Make sure to watch along with Brandon on the live stream, and join in the conversation on Twitter using #NFD15.


Riverbed SteelConnect: A Formidable Networking Solution!

Brandon Carroll wrote up his thoughts on the Riverbed SteelConnect, as featured at Tech Field Day Extra at ONUG in October. He seemed impressed with its ease of install and initial configuration. He further walks through the SteelConnect Manager, which features some impressive social media integrations for use as a login service provider. His overall take away: very simple yet very powerful.


Nuage Networks Addresses the Microsegmentation Problem with SDN

Nuage Networks Addresses the Microsegmentation Problem with SDN


Tech Field Day Extra at ONUG Spring 2016 Live Blog – Day 2

Tech Field Day Extra at ONUG Spring 2016 Live Blog – Day 2


Networking’s Impact on Storage and Compute in Today’s IT Environment

Networking’s Impact on Storage and Compute in Today’s IT Environment


Tech Field Day Extra at ONUG Spring 2016

Tech Field Day Extra at ONUG Spring 2016


Thoughts on SDN

Thoughts on SDN


Big Switch Has Big Security Capabilities

Big Switch Has Big Security Capabilities


Does The Promise of a Single IOS Train Have Merit?

Does The Promise of a Single IOS Train Have Merit?


Selected for Network Field Day 11 – January 20–22, 2016

Selected for Network Field Day 11 – January 20–22, 2016


Network Management – We Still Have A Long Way To Go

Network Management – We Still Have A Long Way To Go


Cisco Live 2015 Recap

Cisco Live 2015 Recap


Solarwinds NPM 11.5 Has Some Really Neat Features

Solarwinds NPM 11.5 Has Some Really Neat Features


Networking Field Day 9 Wrap-up on Software Gone Wild

Networking Field Day 9 Wrap-up on Software Gone Wild