Networking Service Awareness

Writing on the NetCraftsmen blog, Peter Welcher discusses the challenges that professionals face in staying updated with the latest features and technologies from Network as a Service (NaaS) and Cloud vendors. The post contends that vendors should be more proactive in communicating their capabilities and new features, instead of relying on customers to research these advancements. Welcher emphasizes the importance of structured knowledge acquisition and suggests use-case focused marketing could be beneficial for potential customers.

The Future of NAAS (Networking as a Service)

In this NetCraftsmen article, Peter Welcher discusses the future of Network as a Service (NAAS) while evaluating tenacity among vendors within the industry. With an exploration of the changing role of SD-WAN, connectivity gaps, and indispensable customer needs, Welcher contemplate future predictions for the NAAS landscape and its implications for consumers. He also discusses the potential for restructuring and how new tech offerings might deliver faster deployments, better service level agreements (SLAs), and lower costs, therein providing significant value to companies in the WAN/NAAS sectors.

Catchpoint BGP Monitoring

Catchpoint’s BGP Monitoring helps organizations track their networks and ensure they function at optimal levels. BGP is a complicated routing protocol used to provide information to several organizations on the web in terms of their routing peers, and each has an assigned Autonomous System Number (ASN). By monitoring such information, Catchpoint uses data center, ISP, and public route collectors to examine BGP performance, offering an overview of maintenance and usage costs, and displays charts and train tracks diagrams to highlight any issues. Catchpoint’s BGP dashboards provide useful, actionable, and straightforward information that is beneficial to clients. This article, sponsored by Catchpoint, is a follow-up to Peter Welcher’s previous discussion of their Networking Field Day presentation.

Catchpoint Excels at Internet Resilience

Catchpoint is a solution focused on monitoring the entire Internet stack, including applications and network traffic, with the goal of providing the best internet resilience. It offers the most global monitoring points for its customers to leverage, allowing candid reporting on external perceptions of performance as well as the hard Network performance data points. By providing comprehensive monitoring strategy, Catchpoint enables predictive insights, contingency planning, and continuous improvement over time, ensuring that users receive the best possible experience through the digital service delivery chain. Read more in this Gestalt IT article by Peter Welcher, sponsored by Catchpoint.

Exploring the Broadcom Tomahawk 5 Chip and Its Impact on ASICs in Data Center Environments

In this article, Charles Uneze explores the Broadcom Tomahawk 5 Chip that they talked about during their presentation at Networking Field Day in September. “It’s great for supporting VxLAN and other protocols, and its recirculation feature allows for high bandwidth utilization.” Read his thoughts on his website.

Winning WAN Ways

Peter Welcher shares his thoughts on Graphiant Network Edge and what it brings to WAN networking. Read the article on the NetCraftsmen website.

Introducing Graphiant: The Future of Network-As-A-Service

In his recent post, Tony Mattke gives us an in-depth overview of Graphiant’s presentation at September’s Networking Field Day. He writes that Graphiant has a unique approach to networking; by advancing technologies like SDN and NFV they can provide a flexible and secure network experience. Tony believes that Graphiant is a significant player in the NaaS world, check out more thoughts from him here!

An Introduction to Graphiant Network as a Service

On the World Wide Technology website, Micheline Murphy talks about Graphiant’s presentation at the most recent Networking Field Day. Graphiant announced to the world that they are coming out of their stealth mode and are ready to show what they have to offer. Micheline goes into detail on their Network as a Service solution that is solving today’s WAN problems and gives us simple, fast, and secure reasons why you should check out Graphiant!

NFD29: Cisco Manages Your Clouds

Pete Welcher is taking in the Networking Field Day event presentations from Cisco and the content they delivered on MultiCloud, Meraki NextGen Dash, and DNAC. In his latest post on LinkedIn, Pete discusses his thought on one specific are of interest from the Cisco presentations: Cisco MultiCloud. He goes into detail on the tools that Cisco is evolving and how they will simplify customers’ lives. Check out Pete’s LinkedIn for more!

NFD29: What Would We Do Without Opengear?

Pete Welcher was struck by Opengear’s presentation at September’s Networking Field Day! He wrote all about Opengear’s remote Out of Band (OOB) network access capabilities on LinkedIn and refers to them as a “product refresh.” Pete urges all Networking folks to check out what Opengear has to offer!

Proving It’s Not the Network: Catchpoint and Kentik

In his most recent post, Eric Stewart, Field Day delegate, discusses Kentik’s and Catchpoint’s presentations at September’s Networking Field Day. These companies have a similar end to end focus for their solutions, providing data regarding web page loading and why delays are occurring. Eric talks about his thoughts on either solution and gives some brief feedback on questions he would have for the future. Check out his thoughts!

Implementing NetDevOps in Datacenter Fabric Operations With Nokia

In her Gestalt IT post, Sulagna Saha talks about Nokia’s presentation at the most recent Networking Field Day. Nokia presented and demoed their Data Center Fabric Solution that absorbs DevOps principles into network administrations. Sulagna says this will bring the fabric flexible plug-and-play capabilities, closed loop automation and cut out manual intervention that wastes time and errors involved. Take a look here for more from Sulagna!

NFD29: Broadcom Discussed Latest Chip Capabilities

Learn more about Broadcom’s presentation at Networking Field Day in September by checking out this post by Pete Welcher. You can read his thoughts and watch all of the presentations from Networking Field Day on the Tech Field Day website!

NFD29: Kentik and Network Troubleshooting

Check out Pete Welcher’s thoughts on Kentik and their presentation at the latest Networking Field Day event. You can read his post and watch all of the presentations from Networking Field Day on the Tech Field Day website!

Chips and Salsa: An Introduction to the Broadcom Tomahawk 5 …Just for Fun!

Check out what Micheline Murphy has to say about Broadcom after watching them present at the latest Networking Field Day event in September. You can check out her thoughts and all of the Networking Field Day presentations on the Tech Field Day website!

NFD29 CatchPoint Tracks Connectivity Quality

Pete Welcher is categorizing CatchPoint as a ThousandEyes competitor with a bit more functionality! Pete attended the most recent Networking Field Day where Catchpoint presented on just a few of their additions like SSID, BGP monitoring, and more. In Pete’s LinkedIn post, he explains why Catchpoint has a good chance against their competitors and why we should check out their performance tools. Take a look here or visit his LinkedIn page for more!

NFD29: Juniper Apstra Goes FreeForm

Juniper presented on their Apstra product at this past Networking Field Day, now Pete Welcher is writing on his thoughts. He says “if you need automated campus or datacenter fabric management, take a look at Juniper Apstra.” Juniper surprised Pete, and other delegates, with Apstra FreeForm, visit Pete’s LinkedIn for more!

Modular Network OS With Nokia SR Linux

At the most recent Networking Field Day, Aaron Conaway, a Field Day delegate, took focus on Nokia’s presentation. He especially was interested in their SR Linux, which is a modernization of the 20 year old SR OS. Aaron states “this gets us into a world of streaming telemetry!” Take a look here for more from Aaron on Nokia.

NFD29: Nokia Does Networking!

Pete Welcher was pleasantly surprised with Nokia at their most recent Networking Field Day presentation! Pete writes about Nokia’s demonstration on their digital sandbox capabilities and how they bring DevOps techniques to networking. Although this was new territory for Pete and other delegates, it was very eye-opening! Take a look here at what Pete has to say, or visit his LinkedIn profile for more.

NFD29: Graphiant

Pete Welcher attended the most recent Networking Field Day where Graphiant presented their SD-WAN alternative. In this post, he gives us a brief rundown of Graphaint’s key points and what makes them different. Check out Pete’s thoughts here, or visit his LinkedIn page for more!