Welcome to Link Propagation, a Packet Pushers newsletter.
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Each week we mine the dunes of Arrakis to sift spice from sand, always with our eyes peeled for wormsign.
1. Innovation Primer For Changing Times – WiredNot
Lee Badman isn’t impressed with the networking industry’s swing toward “innovation”: He writes “Rather than build high-reliability networks and fix the corporate cultures that let defective products out the door and into production networks, Innovation is stitching together a slew of components that each have their own problems to begin with and then letting mystical, intuitive, highly licensed and expensive data scientific forces show you alerts for problems that could have been avoided to begin with...”
2. A Wireless Brick In The Wall – Networking Nerd
When it comes to wireless site surveys, you can’t just draw the walls in the building–you also need to know what those walls are made of, because stucco reinforced with chicken wire is going to play hell with your performance.
3. The Absolutely Essential Introduction To vSphere Permissions – vMiss
Need a primer on access control in vSphere? Then vMiss has you covered.
4. Juniper vQFX10K on ESXi 6.5 – IPEngineer
“A quick and dirty post on running the Juniper vQFX on VMWare ESXi.”
1. The Old Switcheroo – The Next Platform
Timothy Prickett Morgan makes the case that a booming server market is putting significant pressure on the Ethernet switch market, even as Ethernet switching continues to grow.
2. Network Automation: The Enterprise And Beyond – Forbes
A quick overview of three players in the network orchestration/automation space, including Cisco, Anuta Networks, and Huawei.
3. The $449M Price VMware Paid for VeloCloud Could Be Misleading – SDX Central
SDX Central shares some numbers on the SD-WAN market from IHS Markit. Leaders for the first quarter of 2018 include VMware/VeloCloud, Aryaka, and Silver Peak.
4. 10 highlights for IT leaders: Mary Meeker’s internet report – The Enterprisers Project
Every year Mary Meeker, a parnter at VC Kleiner Perkins, releases her influential report on Internet trends. The Web site Enterprisers Project extracted ten items that may be of interest to IT pros.
Vendor & Industry Blogs & Announcements
Does SD-WAN Leave You Exposed? – ThousandEyes
Packet Pushers On YouTube
Stop Fussing About Network Cabling – Two Beer Networking
Microsoft Buys GitHub for $7.5 Billion – Andreessen Horowitz
Link: Huawei Rises to Second Place in Global Enterprise Network Equipment Market, According to Gartner Report – Huawei Press Center –
Cisco’s Talos Intelligence Group Blog: VPNFilter Update – VPNFilter exploits endpoints, targets new devices
Fortinet Acquires Bradford Networks – Fortinet
Convergence of IoT and Access Control Technology – Fortinet blog