Tetration Analytics - Ep 200

Amazing and ambitious technology debut featured in this show.  This first iteration of technology is a hardware based solution made up of a very full rack of UCS servers offering a DVR for the Data Center.  The first real time monitoring and playback of any flow anywhere in the data center.  I am hoping we continue to bring this technology down market...ideally making it some kind of 'software as a service' since it seems quite valuable for just about anyone trying to grapple with how fast things are moving these days.  

TWTV120: Defending the Data Center

TWTV120

Episode 120, Project ID 1219

Taped August 14, 2012 (Studio 13)

Released September 12, 2012

Guests: Per Hagen, Scott Gainey, Jaishree Subramania, Jeff Aboud, Swastik Bihani, Anil Kapur

We had to dig further, past our initial meetings internally and determine what would make this particular story unique from previous ones we have told this year.  Three really good shows done earlier now provide great context for appreciating the innovation we talk about in this one.   Check out: Fundamentals of High End FirewallsFundamentals of Intrusion Prevention and (TechWiseTV 115) Firewall Reinvention with the ASA-CX

So topically, Security in the Data Center is an easy hit of course.   It seems to top many lists. As Cisco broadens the tool set with new models and deployment options, we broke this one down along party lines:  

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Jaishree brought in Scott Gainey for the top down view in Segment 2. 

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Jimmy Ray hosted Per Hagen as he explained how the new clustering technology in the ASA worked.   NOTE: ASA 5515-X running the latest software release 8.6(1) was featured in the BYOD CVD (Cisco Validated Design) Smart Solution Design Guide.

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Anil Kapur revealed how IPS (from Cisco anyway…) can now play effectively in a data center strategy.  

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Jeff Aboud joined me to illustrate how all of these new models now give us the flexibility to model a security architecture that complements the network/business strategy.  

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Swastik Bihani then joined us and showed new email encryption capabilities across all of our devices and web security changes worth knowing about. 

For a good design guide on this one - check out this well done paper (pdf) from our friends at the SBA labs

Fundamentals of VXLAN

FUN25, Project 1200

Virtual AND Extensible

Find out how Virtual Extensible LAN (VXLAN) delivers the scalability required for multi-tenancy isolation in the cloud. See why this joint effort from Cisco, VMWare, Citrix, and Red Hat is fast becoming the first choice of engineers around the world. Host Robb Boyd guides you through the technical differences that make VXLAN a smarter, more scalable choice in your enterprise than the traditional VLAN

Multi-Protocol Reality in the Data Center

It may be easier for the Chicago Cubs to get a pennant than a group of engineers to agree on a protocol it the data center.  Some perceive Cisco Unified Fabric as an exclusive approach when in reality it is the most inclusive and thus flexible architecture available.  This TechWiseTV episode brings in the experts as we go from FICON to iSCSI, FCOE to FCIP.  Technology you can use, from geeks you can trust.

Segment 1: Guest Rajeev Bhardwaj explains the reality of Protocol options for Unified Fabric

Segment 2: Cisco Fabric Path: The Engineering Perspective

Segment 3: Mastering Cisco MDS Interop Modes

Segment 4: Guest J Metz and Cisco Storage Protocols 

Fundamentals of WAAS

Cisco Wide Area Application Services - So many applications we need these days were never optimized for the networked, cloud intensive, world we now find ourselves in. Cisco WAAS (Wide Area Application Services) represents a system of technologies designed to accelerate complex applications and free up wasted bandwidth without modification to your environment. Unique capabilities are brought to your network and this Fundamentals of Cisco WAAS will make it easier to understand.

 

Fundamentals of WAAS

Cisco Wide Area Application Services - So many applications we need these days were never optimized for the networked, cloud intensive, world we now find ourselves in. Cisco WAAS (Wide Area Application Services) represents a system of technologies designed to accelerate complex applications and free up wasted bandwidth without modification to your environment. Unique capabilities are brought to your network and this Fundamentals of Cisco WAAS will make it easier to understand.