PNDA provides scalable and reactive network analytics

Tony Mattke looks at what he saw from PNDA. This is a project from the Linux Foundation, recently open sourced by Cisco. It serves as a platform for network analytics across data centers. PNDA sees this as vital for organizations with large volume high velocity data, something they see as vital for areas like the Internet of Things. Tony was really impressed by PNDA’s data assurance as well, which allows you to make sure everything is received and processed on every step of the data’s path across the network. Overall, Tony found PNDA further evidence that open source networking is alive and well!


Networking Field Day 15 – A new delegate emerges

Networking Field Day returns to Silicon Valley in April, and we’re thrilled to have Tony Mattke returning! Check out his announcement post to see why he’s excited to hear from all of the announced companies. Make sure to tune into the live stream during the event to see and hear more from Tony.


Ixia Vision ONE – Tap the Planet

Tony Mattke wrote up his review for Ixia’s Vision ONE solution, which he saw at Networking Field Day in November. Ixia may have a long history in the load testing market, but for Tony, they represent a new entry into the network packet broker market. Vision ONE is Ixia’s solution to the problem of not knowing if you monitoring tools are accurately capturing network traffic. Tony really liked that this all can be configured within a simple UI, calling it “an easy to use toolset with some seriously capability”. Sounds impressive!


Forward Networks – A forward approach to formal verification

Tony Mattke reviews what he saw from Forward Networks at Networking Field Day in November. It’s been a little bit since their presentation, but Tony is still excited when thinking about the implications of formally verifying a network. He wants to see it in testing in the real world before passing final judgement, but the capabilities as described at NFD “should be making you drool”.


Networking Field Day 13 – Sneak Preview

Tony Mattke wrote a nice preview of Networking Field Day, held just last week in Silicon Valley. He runs through all of the presenting companies, and tells us what he was looking forward to seeing. Give it a read to whet your appetite, then check out all of the video coverage here!


The OpenFlow Symposium

The OpenFlow Symposium


Cisco Systems Awesomesauce aka Full Tilt Boogie

Cisco Systems Awesomesauce aka Full Tilt Boogie


NEC and ProgrammableFlow Switching

NEC and ProgrammableFlow Switching


Gigamon and the Great Pumpkin

Gigamon and the Great Pumpkin


Juniper QFabric, Junosphere, Automation, and More

Juniper QFabric, Junosphere, Automation, and More


BROCADE AND VCS… QUITE IMPRESSIVE

Brocade and VCS…Quite Impressive


HP talks SDN at Interop NYC 2014

HP talks SDN at Interop NYC 2014


Cisco ISR 4000 – Now with more licensing!

Cisco ISR 4000 – Now with more licensing!


Vendor PSA: Words and Phrases to Avoid in Presentations

Vendor PSA: Words and Phrases to Avoid in Presentations


Tony Mattke

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