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Stephen Foskett
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Making a system secure is a unique challenge unto itself. But having the option to historically verify that your system has remained secure requires a fundementally different approach. That's what Skyport System did with their ground up architecture. This allows for a complete cloud management on-site servers architected to always be able to verify security. In this post, Matt Crape gives his thoughts on their solution.

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In a recent post, Bob Plankers asserts that software is always broken. While the process of releasing software is often a chaotic one, is it accurate to say it is broken? If that is the case, what are the conditions by which it can be made whole?

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This is post 3 of 3 in the series “Viptela SD-WAN Tech Talks - Summer 2017”



Tom Hollingsworth takes a look at how First American Title deployed Viptela SD-WAN to their branch offices and how it impacted their WAN resiliency. He discusses the ability of the solution to fail over between circuits and how circuit reliability is easy to track with Viptela’s dashboard.

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NETSCOUT dropped a big update for the AirCheck G2 in the 2.0 firmware update. This added iPerf testing and interference detection stood out as major additions of the release for Sam Clements. Sam's big takeaway: The G2 is an overbuilt hardware platform and it’s refreshing to see that Netscout is taking advantage of that extra horsepower.

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According to Brennan Martin, the 2.0 firmware update for the AirCheck G2 is a killer update. iPerf performance testing is the standout new feature, letting users check upstream and downstream throughput via a new accessory. The additional of a built-in web browser now lets you enter login credentials, making captive portals no longer something to dread. NETSCOUT added a lot of new features, make sure to check out Brennan's thorough breakdown for all the details.

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In his look at Aruba Networks' 8400 chassis switch, David Varnum sees it opening "a frontier to new ways we interact with core switching hardware." The switch has all the speeds and feeds you could want in a modern piece of hardware, but David sees it shining with its ArubaOS-CX. Aruba developed the OS to be database-driven, leverage Linux, fully programmable, resilient, and supportable. Combined with an analytics engine built into the base license of the switch, David found it an impressive offering from Aruba.

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Mitch Dickey digs into the AirCheck G2 v2.0 update. This new firmware adds iPerf, captive portal support/testing, interferer identification, and packet captures to the already useful wireless tool. Make sure to check out their announcement of all new features in their video from Mobility Field Day!

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Ethan Banks has a colorful way to describe the process of root cause analysis. "When goat sacrifices fail, deep human knowledge of a snowflake system’s specifics is required to sort through data, decide what is symptomatic as opposed to causal, and filter the information down to the root cause." Luckily Aruba Networks' 8400 chassis switch comes with a built in analytics engine as part of their base license. Ethan takes a look at how this specifically works on the switch and how it can be used to automate remediation as well.

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Scale Computing partnered with Google Cloud in their announcement to bring nested virtualization for their public cloud platform. Scale demonstrated this at Tech Field Day last week. Chris Evans looks at how with Scale's HC3 Cloud Unity solution, the company is now able to offer Public Cloud as a DR location. Chris sees this fitting in with Scale Computing's emphasis on simplicity offering organizations an easy path for low cost DR in a hybrid cloud.

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