AI Workload Networking With Intel

Tim Bertino discusses the challenges and requirements of networking for AI workloads, as presented by Intel Corporation at Networking Field Day. Intel highlights the difficulty in monitoring and predicting issues in AI networks, emphasizing the need for advanced anticipation and pre-emptive solutions. The article also illustrates Intel’s architectural perspective, favoring the use of Ethernet for managing these high-demand networks.

Centralizing Network Services With RG Nets

In this LinkedIn article, Tim Bertino discusses the unique approach RG Nets, Inc. takes to address the issue of tool and service sprawl in networks. He outlines RG Nets’ strategy of consolidating network services into a singular platform, either natively or via the platform acting as the front-end management plane for external services. Additionally, Bertino highlights how RG Nets enables automatic network provisioning, thus easing the workload for IT staff, and sees great potential in their unique solution.

Meraki and Catalyst Living in Harmony

Tim Bertino explores the collaborative evolution of Cisco Meraki and Catalyst in his recent LinkedIn article. The piece emphasizes the augmentation of cross-platform support between the brands without compromising on their individual product offerings – effectively a ‘best of both worlds’ approach. Bertino celebrates the flexibility this provides customers, allowing them to select the hardware platform that meets their needs while managing it through the Meraki Dashboard, and he highlights the unification of the security solution across platforms.

Getting SASE With Fortinet

Tim Bertino reflects on a presentation by Fortinet at Networking Field Day, focusing on the importance of security in increasingly complex network architectures. The piece discusses Fortinet’s efforts to simplify their security solutions, particularly through their implementation of Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) and SD-WAN solutions. The benefits of converging networking and security, as well as the growing adoption of Zero Trust Network Architecture (ZTNA), are noted as crucial factors in this sector’s evolution.

A New Approach to Private Connectivity With Graphiant

In this LinkedIn article, Tim Bertino discusses Graphiant, a Network as a Service company that aims to offer customers private connectivity in an as-a-service model. Graphiant aims to reduce complexity by implementing fewer tunnels in its private cloud with multiple global locations, and also offers end-to-end encryption without the need for packet decryption in their core. Bertino views Graphiant’s solution as a less complex means for connecting both the private enterprise and customer implementations in the public cloud.

Lab as Code With Nokia and Containerlab

Tim Bertino examined a presentation by Nokia, which introduced the concept of ‘lab-as-code.’ This approach uses Nokia’s ‘containerlab’ to create topology files, deploying each device in a lab as a container linked together to form a single topology. Bertino highlights the advantages of this method—including quick set-up and tear-down, reduced footprint compared to full virtual machines, and the ability to collaborate and share via GitHub—and notes its potential for use beyond network infrastructure.

Ep 112 – NFD30 Special!

Networking Field Day Delegates A.J. Murray, Tim Bertino, and Girard Kavelines share their thoughts on this event in this episode of the Art of Network Engineering Podcast. Listen to their thoughts here!

Gaining Intelligent Observability W/ Selector AI

In his post, Tim Bertino discusses Selector AI’s presentation from January’s Networking Field Day where Tim was introduced to Selector AI’s solution. Selector AI has come up with a solution to the scale and complexity of modern networks and how they are making it increasingly hard for the remediation workflow. Check out Tim’s thoughts on how Selector AI is solving this problem, how they address the challenges, and how their partners can benefit from the Selector AI solution.

Juniper Campus Fabric and Segmentation

Field Day delegate, Tim Bertino wrote a recap on Juniper Networks’ presentation from the most recent Networking Field Day. He goes into detail on Juniper’s story of how they are helping their customers build campus fabrics with the Mist AI cloud platform. They are preparing to provide an overall goal of Experience-First Networking, be sure to check out Tim’s thoughts here!

NFD26 – Performance Monitoring W/ NetBeez

NetBeez discusses monitoring network performance and having the relevant information at your fingertips before asking any questions at Networking Field Day 26.

Ep 63 – NFD26 – the Art of Network Engineering

Looking for a fun and interactive discussion about what happened at last month’s Networking Field Day? Check out the latest podcast from delegates; A.J. Murray and Tim Bertino and guests Dan and Andy, as they converse about the presentations from Arista Networks, PathSolutions, Juniper Networks, Kentik, ZPE Systems and lastly, NetBeez. Tune into their channel for more!

Networking Field Day 26

Want to learn more on how to become a Tech Field Day delegate? Tim Bertino, a new delegate, lays out all you need to know to do so. We love to see new Tech Field Day delegates spreading the word, check out his post for more information!

NFD26 – Scaling Discussion W/ Arista

Arista Networks came prepared to Networking Field Day and spent time on a few slides contrasting the two routing architecture scaling methods. This is something that really peaked Tim Bertino’s, a Field Day delegate, interest during their presentation. Check out his post for more fascinating information!

NFD26 – Experience First Networking W/ Juniper

Day-to-day network operations and troubleshooting can be difficult, but Juniper Networks is coming up with ideas to tackle the issues head on and calling their method; Experience First Networking. Check out how Tim Bertino, a Field Day delegate, expands on Juniper Network’s accomplishments of troubleshooting!

Meet Field Day Delegate – Tim Bertino

Meet Tim Bertino, the newest delegate joining our community for September’s Networking Field Day event. This piece shares insights into Bertino’s upbringing in the IT industry, and how he’s made a name for himself in enterprise IT networking. Read on to learn more about Tim Bertino!

Tim Bertino

Principal Data Architect with a focus on enterprise networks. Cohost of the Art of Network Engineering podcast.