Derick “Cloudtoad” Winkworth presented to us another gem from the vaults of Plexxi. Previously with Juniper Derick has presented on Development Operations (DevOps) and “How to navigate out of the broccoli forests of despair” which gained much traction within the…

MetaFabric by Juniper

Today Juniper Networks announced the MetaFabric. MetaFabric is the next step and evolution in data centre architectures. There has been a vast amount of chatter, noise and FUD recently when it comes to flow programmability and overlay networking. What Juniper…

The NSX play for VMware has come through the Nicira acquisition and the evolution of vCloud Networking and Security. What NSX boils down to is an ecosystem of networking products that include orchestration, network function virtualisation, and hypervisor awesomeness. This…

Previously I covered components surrounding VMWare’s NSX offering and what made up the solution. After a year since announcement and much hubbub surrounding the “network admin unicorn slayer”, VMworld Barcelona marked the GA release of NSX. After I had some…

The Context aware modules for the Cisco ASA provide enhanced functionality for L7 services. These include but are not limited to URL category/reputation databases, HTTP inspections, AVC, TLS proxy, TCP Proxy, and Multiple Policy decision points. The management of these…

The ASA SSP module is the traditional firewall module found in the 5585-x chassis. It performs the default firewall roles and has the standard firewall features. If you’re looking to do some detailed L7 work with focus on user authentication,…

The previous post to this one in my Plexxi series discussed the platform in which Plexxi deliver their software solution. The hardware was rounded off and numbers fired off. The optical cable pass through and topologies were discussed. That was…

First world DC problems Cloud computing has thrust multi-tenant DC’s forward in their advancements. The elasticity required for rapid deployment has pushed the bounds of many fields including storage, virtualisation, server architectures, and orchestration. As our environments onboard different customers…