#CiscoChampion Radio, S4|Ep.14: All About Tech Field Day

Cisco presented at last month’s Tech Field Day and Networking Field Day events, and has a long history of excellent presentations. Stephen Foskett was their guest on their Cisco Champion Radio podcast and discussed what makes the events special.


NSX – The Network Redefined

Justin Cohen takes a look at VMware NSX, which he saw a lot of at Networking Field Day in April. This is a comprehensive review of the network virtualization solution, best summed up by Justin: VMWare does for the network what it did for servers. It’s not quite as simple as that, and Justin does a good job of showing what VMware is doing different to account for the realities of networking. It’s a good read, and gives a thorough overview of the solution.


Vault7 Lessons – Zero Trust

Whenever you begin a piece about network trust with a quote from a Nicholas Cage film, you’re doing something right. Justin Cohen uses a quote from Con-Air as a springboard to the benefits of a zero trust network policy. He looks at how increased use of encrypted traffic requires a new methodology to secure networks, as it effectively kills deep packet inspections. Justin looks at solutions from Cisco and Illumio, which can be used as solutions in this new zero trust world.


Selected as NFD 15 Delegate

Justin Cohen is heading back to Networking Field Day in April. He went to his first one in August, and found it awesome to get hit by the networking fire house from all the presenting companies. We’ve already announced that TELoIP and IP Infusion will be presenting, with more companies to be announced soon. Make sure to check back, and set a reminder to check out all the live streamed videos!


Cisco DNA Series: DNA Goes Virtual

Cisco updated their DNA strategy, and Justin Cohen has a nice write up of all the implications. For Justin, this is a complete network virtualization in a box solution. Cisco has updated hardware that’s more than capable of doing this, with the released ENCS 5400 Series, which can be a combined ISR and a UCS server. Combined with flexible licensing and deployments, Justin thinks this shift in DNA could really shake things up.


Networking Field Day 14 Kicks Off

Justin Cohen is excited for Networking Field Day! The event kicks off this morning and Justin made sure to share the schedule with all of his followers. Make sure you check out the live stream, or the YouTube and Vimeo content we’ll have up soon after the event. It’s three straight days of fascinating presentations from the most exciting companies in enterprise networking!


ThousandEyes – Mean Time to Innocence in minutes

Justin Cohen saw ThousandEyes present at Networking Field Day in August, but wanted to test out their solution before passing judgement. So after mulling on it for a while, what was his verdict? Essentially, it has to be seen to be believed. ThousandEyes differentiates in network monitoring by combining agents within your network with their SaaS model of sensors from all over the Internet. This allows engineers to not just trace a path forward to an endpoint, but also work backwards. Combined with great visualization, they’re able to pinpoint causes outside of an enterprise network, allowing users to save time chasing their tail. Add in flexible licensing, and Justin thinks it’s a great tool to let you drill down to root network slow down problems!


Innovations in Micro Segmentation

Innovations in Micro Segmentation


Prevent 90% of Malware with Cisco Umbrella Branch with 3 lines of config

Prevent 90% of Malware with Cisco Umbrella Branch with 3 lines of config


Cisco DNA Series: The QoS Evolution

Cisco DNA Series: The QoS Evolution


Cisco DNA Series: Beyond Marchitecture

Cisco DNA Series: Beyond Marchitecture


Networking Field Day 12 – Announced

Networking Field Day 12 – Announced


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Justin Cohen

Information Technology Generalist with experience in enterprise, service provider and telecommunications.