Here’s a catalog of all the media I produced (or helped produce) in December 2017.
PACKET PUSHERS WEEKLY PODCAST
- Episode 368 – Radical Change, Devops, and Automation. Greg Ferro and I kick around a bunch of ideas, including why it can be hard to bring radical products to market, DevOps as a communications issue, and whether automation tooling is just a provisional step in the evolution of the network.
- Episode 369 – Work/Life Balance in IT. Greg and I talk with Derick Winkworth about finding the balance between work and life when working in information technology.
- Episode 370 – Cisco and IPv6 Segment Routing (Sponsored). We go down the rabbit hole with Cisco on using extension headers in IPv6 to carry the information for engineered traffic paths. We let Cisco make their case. We did not compare and contrast every single method available to do traffic engineering.
- Episode 371 – Looking Forward To The Year That Was 2017. We do a predictions show our way, looking back through all of what happened in networking in 2017 and picking out the bits that will impact the future.
PRIORITY QUEUE PODCAST
- Nothing new this month, but I have 3 shows in this series scheduled for 2018 already.
- Episode 113 – Working In High Performance Computing. Nick Buraglio is our special guest to talk through the kinds of compute problems and networking challenges HPC environments face.
- Episode 114 – Unikernels And IncludeOS. Per Buer, CEO of IncludeOS, schools us on how unikernels differ from a traditional OS, their benefits and tradeoffs, use cases for the technology, and more. Per also gives an overview of the IncludeOS software.
- Episode 115 – Secure Printing With HP (Sponsored). We discuss securing print infrastructure with Michael Howard, Chief Security Advisor, and Jason O’Keeffe, Print Security Advisor, at HP. These guys are the real security deal in touch with how the hacking community leverages printers as jump off points to launch attacks.
Briefings In Brief Podcast
- Each of these recordings is 5 minutes or less.
- Episode 17 – Barefoot Networks Introduces Deep Insight. Barefoot announced Barefoot Deep Insight, a network monitoring system they claim goes deep on every packet in the network.
- Episode 21 – LightStep Performance Monitoring For Cloud Native Applications. LightStep is performance monitoring for the long-term. They have skated to where the puck is going, creating a system that excels in cloud-native application deployments, while still supporting those architectures that are transitioning from legacy into the future.
- Episode 22 – CloudPassage Adds Container Security To Halo Platform. Container Image Security is about protecting the container image registry or repository. Container Host Security is about protecting the host that containers are running on. Container Runtime Security is about securing the container when it’s in operation servicing client requests.
- SD-WAN As A Tool For Mergers And Acquisitions. I talk through the pros and cons of using software defined WAN to make organizations mergers easier.
- LiveAction Brings Service Provider Monitoring In-House. A short news piece about a company whose monitoring interface I’ve admired for a long time.
- Postpone Inbox Procrastination. I discuss my current inbox management strategy, because it’s actually working for me.
- Pre-order My Computer Networking Problems & Solutions Book And Save 40%. Well, hey. The book I co-authored with Russ White is finally almost sort of available! Kind of. I mean, it’s for pre-order, so does that count? I don’t know. But anyway. You can pre-order the book if you like.
- Human Infrastructure Magazine 71 – What Network Stability Implies. My thoughts on what to do and not do if you have a goal of operating a stable network.
- Human Infrastructure Magazine 72 – On Failure. I believe that failure is a critical part of learning new technology.
- In addition to writing and recording, December was about planning for 2018. I spent time with some excellent folks in the Packet Pushers community kicking around a new idea for a virtual mini-conference. I built a background planning document for the first event. Next I need to finalize the agenda for the first event.
- We’ve kicked off a project to build a membership site with premium content and so on for Packet Pushers. That process has started with meetings and planning. Exciting to actually have this project kick off.
- Packet Pushers shuts down for 2 weeks at the end of the year. Looking forward to vacation. Frankly, I’m tired. 2017 was a whirlwind of writing, recording, planning, and traveling. I’m ready to relax, work on my house, and maybe hike if the weather is kind.
- My thanks to all of you that consume what we create over at Packet Pushers. We’ll see you next year.