Software Defined “Anything” is a common thread amongst the networking community these days. We have Software Defined Data Center (SDDC), Software Defined WAN (SD-WAN), Software Defined Network Security (SDNS), and now we are actually seeing Cisco move us into the Software Defined Access Layer (SD-Access). This latest announcement of SD-Access falls under the Intent-based … [Read more...] about Cisco SDA – Moving Software Defined to the Access Layer
I came across a dilemma the other day. Basically I needed to spin up a quick router for the lab and didn't want to consume the resources that something like a Cisco CSR 1000v would require. I know I can use OpenWRT and PFSense but I wanted something else. My good buddy Jody Lemoine reminded me of VyOS, a fork of the Vyatta Core which was discontinued a few years back1. … [Read more...] about VyOS in a Pinch
It was announced this week that Cisco has plans to acquire Viptela, an SD-WAN vendor that is likely the most well know and implemented SD-WAN vendor on the market. What does this mean for Cisco’s IWAN? What does this mean for Cisco customers? In this article I’ll iterate my thoughts on the acquisition. What it means for Cisco’s IWAN The IWAN solution is riddled with problems. … [Read more...] about Cisco to Acquire SD-WAN Vendor Viptela
Every year thousands of networking professionals converge on a chosen city in attendance of Cisco Live. For many Cisco Live is about learning. For others its about the relationships made. In fact, Cisco Live can be so many things all rolled up into a single week, that a single article on the event couldn't possibly explain it. I don't intend to either. … [Read more...] about Three Things To Look Forward To At Cisco Live
Back around the beginning of 2015 there was a breaking story about Gogo Inflight issuing fake SSL certificates when folks visiting google branded sites. While I don't intend to debate or even stir up converstaions around that topic I must say, SSL MITM is a common practice withing enterprise networks. I think every employee withing an organization should assume that … [Read more...] about Do We Really Need SSL Decryption?