NGINX – Making Sense of Service Mesh

Ed Horely is no stranger to Networking Field Day for good reason. His keen insight and experience always help give context to whatever the presenters have planned. In this post, he casts his gaze at NGINX, who he saw at Networking Field Day late last year. In the increasingly crowded service mesh market, they made a convincing case that their already wide distribution as a web server makes using service mesh a natural integration and lends itself to further use on a given platform. It shows that NGINX knows how they are being used by customers currently and how to expand functionality naturally across their offerings.


Assuring Your Service Level With Ixia IxProbe

Are you getting what you’re paying for? If it’s a car wash or a movie it’s easy to figure out. But what if it’s your ISP connection? Do you even know where to find that answer? Tom Hollingsworth takes a look at the new IxProbe from Ixia that they showed off at Networking Field Day. This post examines how it can help you figure out if you’re getting your money’s worth out of your SLA.


Mock the Network With Tesuto

In this post, Brian Gleason looks at the cloud-based network emulation service from Tesuto. He got a technical deep dive on the company at Networking Field Day. In this post, he shows how the service can let organizations show customers the benefits of product integration, and also gain confidence in production changes.


Rethinking Networking Architecture With Arrcus

Is your network stuck in an old way of thinking about architecture? Is it starting to affect your applications? Maybe you need to take a fresh look with something new. Tom Hollingsworth takes a look back at Arrcus at Networking Field Day and how their fresh perspective is changing the way we build networks.


DellEMC SmartFabric Director

With Dell EMC’s SmartFabric Director, Remington Loose sees the company tightening its focus on VMware and NSX-T fabrics. Based on what he saw at Networking Field Day, the new tool seems to meet all the major needs for a fabric. While relatively versatile, he thinks it makes the most sense putting NSX-T on top.


The Steady Progression of Network Automation

Ed Horley considers the problem of networking tool proliferation. Too often a company will offer a compelling solution, but requiring an organization to abandon tried and true tools, or add to the sprawl of options. That’s why Ed was so intrigued by what Itential at Networking Field Day.


The Value of Virtual Networks From Tesuto

If you need to build a lab and don’t have the hardware or the horsepower to make it happen, you need something different to help you. Tom Hollingsworth takes a look at the Tesuto presentation from Networking Field Day and how it can help you meet your testing needs through the power of software.


20/10 Vision: Aruba’s 20th Presentation at Tech Field Day’s 10th Anniversary

We were thrilled to have Aruba Networks return for our tenth anniversary Tech Field Day event, which marked their twentieth overall presentation with the event series. Having presented at the event since 2012, in this post, Aruba details their presentation highlights from years past.


Extreme Is Bringing Purple Rain From the Cloud

At Networing Field Day, Extreme Networks showed how the company plans to integrate the assets it acquired with Aerohive. Nick Shoemaker was at the event, and breaks down what he saw in this post.


Network to Code – Changing the Networking Landscape

It’s always great to have Ed Horley at a Networking Field Day. In this post, he looks at what Network to Code presented at a recent event. The company was founded by former Field Day delegate Jason Edelman, and Ed thinks they are a company to keep an eye on in the future.


Network Field Day 21 – Forward Networks – Useful Intent Based Networking

In this piece, Ed Horley looks at what Forward Networks presented at their recent Networking Field Day appearance. The company came out of stealth at Networking Field Day back in 2016, and this recent appearance impressed with how the company has refined their intent-based networking solutions.


What Do Boba Tea and Network Verification Have in Common?

Forward Networks came out of stealth a Networking Field Day a few years ago, and it’s always great to have them come back as a presenter. During their most recent presentation, they were subject to some tough question. In this post, they discuss how they answered them, and how the company has proved it can perform at scale.


Probing the Last Mile

Ixia is helping Tech Field Day celebrate our 10th anniversary! For their presentation, Ixia has Phil Trainor giving his unique field perspective on security and how better visibility into what’s happening on the network can help you avoid some potentially nasty outcomes including ransomware pwnage.


Meet the #NFD21 Delegates: Micheline Murphy

Going from a two decade career as an attorney and becoming a network engineer and CCIE is a big career change. In this post, Aruba digs into how Networking Field Day delegate Micheline Murphy made that shift, and what she hopes to get out of the event.


Building Better Policies With Machine Learning and Edgewise Networks

Security is all about the policy. So why not leverage your technology to help you create it? Tom Hollingsworth takes a look at the Security Field Day presentation from Edgewise Networks and how machine learning is the key to building better security policies.


Taking Control of the Last-Mile Delivery

It was great to have Ixia return to Networking Field Day at our most recent event. In this post, Amy Arnold, one of the delegates at the event, digs into their newly announced IxProbe. This provides traffic stats, link status, and when used in conjunction with Ixia’s Hawkeye, a battery of QoS and link quality tests, going a long way to solving the last mile visibility gap.


One API to Rule Them All, and in the Ether(net) Bind Them

Amy Arnold heard from Itential at Networking Field Day, where they showed off an interesting solution. They created an API accessible platform that takes modern API and abstraction focused principles, and leverages them toward solving this problem of API overload. Can an orchestrator of orchestrators, or an API for APIs, help solve the problem? Amy digs into the details in this post.


NFD21 | NetworkToCode

Jeremy Schulman has a long history with network automation, so he was excited to hear from NetworkToCode at Networking Field Day. He was really intrigued by their distinction of network automation strategy, from those building a platform to those investing in power tools. This is an important decision for any organization and one that the company astutely identified.


Network Change Validation Meets Supersized Network Emulation

In this piece, Amy Arnold considers the classic problem of having to roll out large scale network changes when many engineers lack a full-scale lab to do comprehensive testing. This impacts organizations of all sizes, and can cause no end of headaches. At Networking Field Day, Tesuto made their debut presentation, showing how they leverage the cloud to perform large scale emulation of networks, while allowing engineers to leverage modern automation tools and testing.


Aruba SD-Branch – Evolution

Aruba is a familiar face at Networking Field Day, and at our most recent event thye did a deep dive into their latest with SD-Branch. In this post, Ed Horley breaks down how it offers a unified interface and flexible configuration to appeal to a lot of organizations.