The Lippis Report Podcasts

Every week the Lippis Report brings you a new podcast where Nick Lippis interviews industry leaders. Details on the most recent are listed below, as well as links to our Thought Leader Podcast Series and more.

Awais Nemat co-founder & CEO PLUMgrid on Open Networking at ONUG

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awais_nemat_plumgrid_onugThe networking industry at an inflection point driven by IT business leaders taking greater control of their network infrastructure to lower operational cost and increase IT delivery flexibility. Open networking promises to deliver greater control, lower cost and an injection of innovation not seem before in the networking industry. To understand these dynamics, we are conducting a CEO podcast series with industry thought leaders and visionaries all of which are meeting with IT leaders at the Open Networking User Group or ONUG in Boston on Feb 13th. Awais Nemat co-founder & CEO PLUMgrid joins Nick Lippis for discussion on the state of open networking.

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Duration: 12:04 minutes

Lippis Intro/Analysis @ : 00:10 sec

Question 1 @ 1:39 sec: Awais why is there so much interest in open networking from a customer point of view?

Question 2 @ 5:23 sec: What are the biggest industry challenges over the next twenty-four months that the open networking community needs to overcome?

Question 3 @ 9:04 sec: How does PLUMgrid participate in the open networking ecosystem?

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Mike Hatfield, President and co-founder of Cyan on Open Networking at ONUG

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mike_hatfield_cyan_onugThe networking industry at an inflection point driven by IT business leaders taking greater control of their network infrastructure to lower operational cost and increase IT delivery flexibility. Open networking promises to deliver greater control, lower cost and an injection of innovation not seem before in the networking industry. To understand these dynamics, we are conducting a CEO podcast series with industry thought leaders and visionaries all of which are meeting with IT leaders at the Open Networking User Group or ONUG in Boston on Feb 13th. Mike Hatfield, President and co-founder of Cyan joins Nick Lippis for discussion on the state of open networking.

Register to attend the Open Networking User Group here

Duration: 11:39 minutes

Lippis Intro/Analysis @ : 00:10 sec

Question 1 @ 1:43 sec: Mike why is there so much interest in open networking from a customer point of view?

Question 2 @ 5:05 sec: What are the biggest industry challenges over the next twenty-four months that the open networking community needs to overcome?

Question 3 @ 7:49 sec: How do you see open networking evolving over the next three years? What will networks look like?

Question 4 @ 9:17 sec: How does Cyan participate in the open networking ecosystem?

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Dante Malagrinò President & CEO Embrane on Open Networking at ONUG

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dante_malagrino_embrane_onugThe networking industry at an inflection point driven by IT business leaders taking greater control of their network infrastructure to lower operational cost and increase IT delivery flexibility. Open networking promises to deliver greater control, lower cost and an injection of innovation not seem before in the networking industry. To understand these dynamics, we are conducting a CEO podcast series with industry thought leaders and visionaries all of which are meeting with IT leaders at the Open Networking User Group or ONUG in Boston on Feb 13th. Dante Malagrinò President & CEO Embrane joins Nick Lippis for discussion on the state of open networking.

Register to attend the Open Networking User Group here

Duration: 14:44 minutes

Lippis Intro/Analysis @ : 00:10 sec

Question 1 @ 1:39 sec: Dante why is there so much interest in open networking from a customer point of view?

Question 2 @ 5:01 sec: What are the biggest industry challenges over the next 24 months that the open networking community needs to overcome? How to insert and chain virtualized L4-7 services in cloud and SDNs?

Question 3 @ 7:52 sec: How do you see open networking evolving over the next three years? What will networks look like?

Question 4 @ 12:04 sec: How does Embrane participate in the open networking ecosystem?

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Craig Elliott co-founder and CEO of Pertino on Open Networking at ONUG

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craig_elliott_pertino_onugThe networking industry at an inflection point driven by IT business leaders taking greater control of their network infrastructure to lower operational cost and increase IT delivery flexibility. Open networking promises to deliver greater control, lower cost and an injection of innovation not seem before in the networking industry. To understand these dynamics, we are conducting a CEO podcast series with industry thought leaders and visionaries all of which are meeting with IT leaders at the Open Networking User Group or ONUG in Boston on Feb 13th. Craig Elliott co-founder and CEO of Pertino joins Nick Lippis for discussion on the state of open networking.

Register to attend the Open Networking User Group here

Duration: 6:57 minutes

Lippis Intro/Analysis @ : 00:10 sec

Question 1 @ 1:38 sec: Craig why is there so much interest in open networking from a customer point of view?

Question 2 @ 2:30 sec: What are the biggest industry challenges over the next twenty-four months that the open networking community needs to overcome?

Question 3 @ 4:24 sec: How do you see open networking evolving over the next three years? What will networks look like?

Question 4 @ 5:37 sec: How does Pertino participate in the open networking ecosystem?

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Guido Appenzeller, CEO Big Switch Networks on Open Networking at ONUG

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guido_appenzeller_bigswitch_onugThe networking industry at an inflection point driven by IT business leaders taking greater control of their network infrastructure to lower operational cost and increase IT delivery flexibility. Open networking promises to deliver greater control, lower cost and an injection of innovation not seem before in the networking industry. To understand these dynamics, we are conducting a CEO podcast series with industry thought leaders and visionaries all of which are meeting with IT leaders at the Open Networking User Group or ONUG in Boston on Feb 13th. Guido Appenzeller, CEO of Big Switch Networks joins Nick Lippis for discussion on the state of open networking.

Register to attend the Open Networking User Group here

Duration: 8:45 minutes

Lippis Intro/Analysis @ : 00:10 sec

Question 1 @ 1:25 sec: Guido why is there so much interest in open networking from a customer point of view?

Question 2 @ 3:39 sec: What are the biggest industry challenges over the next twenty-four months that the open networking community needs to overcome?

Question 3 @ 5:47 sec: How do you see open networking evolving over the next three years? What will networks look like?

Question 4 @ 6:54 sec: How does Big Switch Networks participate in the open networking ecosystem?

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Gregory Lebovitz, VP Products and Marketing of vArmour on Open Networking at ONUG

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vArmour_gregory_leibowitz_onugThe networking industry at an inflection point driven by IT business leaders taking greater control of their network infrastructure to lower operational cost and increase IT delivery flexibility. Open networking promises to deliver greater control, lower cost and an injection of innovation not seem before in the networking industry. To understand these dynamics, we are conducting a CEO podcast series with industry thought leaders and visionaries all of which are meeting with IT leaders at the Open Networking User Group or ONUG in Boston on Feb 13th. Gregory Lebovitz, VP Products and Marketing of vArmour joins Nick Lippis for discussion on the state of open networking.

Register to attend the Open Networking User Group here: www.lippisreport.com/onug/register

Duration: 18:02 minutes

Lippis Intro/Analysis @ : 00:09 sec

Question 1 @ 1:34 sec: Gregory why is there so much interest in open networking from a customer point of view?

Question 2 @ 1:34 sec: What are the biggest industry challenges over the next twenty-four months that the open networking community needs to overcome?

Question 3 @ 9:33 sec: How do you see open networking evolving over the next three years? What will networks look like?

Question 4 @ 13:39 sec: How does vArmour participate in the open networking ecosystem?

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Jayshree Ullal , President & CEO, Arista Networks on Open Networking at ONUG

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jayshree_ullal_arista_onugThe networking industry at an inflection point driven by IT business leaders taking greater control of their network infrastructure to lower operational cost and increase IT delivery flexibility. Open networking promises to deliver greater control, lower cost and an injection of innovation not seem before in the networking industry. To understand these dynamics, we are conducting a CEO podcast series with industry thought leaders and visionaries all of which are meeting with IT leaders at the Open Networking User Group or ONUG in Boston on Feb 13th. Jayshree Ullal , President & CEO, Arista Networks joins Nick Lippis for discussion on the state of open networking.

Register to attend the Open Networking User Group here: www.lippisreport.com/onug/register

Duration: 13:08 minutes

Lippis Intro/Analysis @ : 00:10 sec

Question 1 @ 1:38 sec: Jayshree why is there so much interest in open networking from a customer point of view?

Question 2 @ 2:50 sec: What are the biggest industry challenges over the next twenty-four months that the open networking community needs to overcome?

Question 3 @ 7:12 sec: How do you see open networking evolving over the next three years? What will networks look like?

Question 4 @ 9:52 sec: How does Arista Networks participate in the open networking ecosystem?

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Karl May President & CEO of Vello Systems on Open Networking at ONUG

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karl_may_vello_onugThe networking industry at an inflection point driven by IT business leaders taking greater control of their network infrastructure to lower operational cost and increase IT delivery flexibility. Open networking promises to deliver greater control, lower cost and an injection of innovation not seem before in the networking industry. To understand these dynamics, we are conducting a CEO podcast series with industry thought leaders and visionaries all of which are meeting with IT leaders at the Open Networking User Group or ONUG in Boston on Feb 13th. Karl May President & CEO of Vello Systems joins Nick Lippis for discussion on the state of open networking.

Register to attend the Open Networking User Group here: www.lippisreport.com/onug/register

Duration: 14:12 minutes

Lippis Intro/Analysis @ : 00:10 sec

Question 1 @ 1:32 sec: Karl why is there so much interest in open networking from a customer point of view?

Question 2 @ 4:13 sec: What are the biggest industry challenges over the next twenty-four months that the open networking community needs to overcome?

Question 3 @ 8:36 sec: How do you see open networking evolving over the next three years? What will networks look like?

Question 4 @ 10:10 sec: How does Vello Systems participate in the open networking ecosystem?

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Cisco Invests In Unified Access To Address Fundamental Changes In Enterprise Networking And BYOD

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Cisco is fundamentally changing the way it approaches network  by prioritizing R&D to deliver a common user experience independent upon wired, wireless or remote access. In addition, to simplifying network operations and reducing opex, Cisco is unifying its product suites for One Policy, One Management and One Network to address the BYOD megatrend.  Its approach is to deliver a unified access or holistic solution to IT business leaders that span both wired, wireless and remote network access with a common security,  management and features framework. Cisco calls this new approach Cisco Unified Access. Cisco is also introducing a new converged wired and wireless switch –  Catalyst 3850 switch.   Jeff Reed; Vice President and General Manager Unified Access Group at Cisco Systems joins me to discuss Cisco’s  Unified Access strategy and new Catalyst 3850 switch.

Duration: 15:26 minutes

Lippis Intro/Analysis @ : 00:03 sec

Question 1 @ 2:22: First would you like to add to my intro, that is what is Unified Access and what’s driving it?

Question 2 @ 3:02: What are the basic elements of UA from a product development point of view, that is where is Cisco investing to deliver UA?

Question 3 @ 5:07: Can you expand on the new 3850 product especially around the topic of virtualized WLAN controllers.

Question 4 @ 7:08: How does UA address BYOD, Video and security trends?

Question 5 @ 10:52: How much does IOS 15.0 Infrastructure play a part in UA?

Question 6 @ 12:47: What do you expect the business outcomes to be for those that deploy UA?

Closing @ 14:41: Summary of UA and its impact on business process.

 

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IBM Empowers Applications to Call Upon Network Services Via PureSystems

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Dr.Casimer DeCasatis

This is the forth of a five part podcast series on IBM’s Open Data Center Interoperable Network or ODIN program and DOVE or Distributed Overlay Virtual Ethernet. I talk with Dr. Casimer DeCasatis, IBM Distinguished Engineer and System Networking’s Chief Technical Officer for strategic alliances about IBM’s Software Defined-Networking or SDN stack and how applications request network services with IBM’s linkage between its Patterns and SDN product set.

Duration 12 minutes and 17 seconds:

Lippis Intro/Analysis @ : 00:10 sec

Question 1 @ 2:27 What are the key architectural components that enable applications to call upon network resource within PureSystems.

Question 2 @ 4:45: What is Patterns and its main function?

Question 3 @ 7:21: How do clients build DOVE networks and DOVE networks build Virtual System pattern?

Question 4 @ 8:58: What network infrastructure needs to be put in place before virtual system patterns can be created and what’s the main business benefit gained?

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IBM Scales Virtual Networks Via Distributed Overlay Virtual Ethernet

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This is the second of a five part series on IBM’s Open Data Center Interoperable Network or program and its DOVE or Distributed Overlay Virtual Ethernet.  I talk with Renato; IBM Fellow and System Networking Chief Technical Officer about IBM’s approach to virtual network overlays called DOVE.

Duration 16 minutes and 20 seconds:

 

Lippis Intro/Analysis @ : 00:10 sec

Question 1 @ 2:22: Renato would you like to add anything to my virtual network overlay discussion in the intro that’s unique to IBM?

Question 2 @ 4:46: What is DOVE, a switch, software, etc?

Question 3 @ 7:42: How are IBM’s virtual network overlays created and managed?

Question 4 @ 9:59 How are virtual networks transported over the physical L2/3 network?  Does IBM support hybrid mode?

Question 5 @ 11:59: There are multi-tenant clouds, hybrid clouds and large-scale private clouds or data centers that would benefit from virtual network overlays.  Which use cases does IBM see as virtual network overlays offering the most value today?

Question 6 @ 14:29: How do IT business leaders start to implement IBM’s virtual network overlay?

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Extreme Networks Addresses Scale Issues with its Open Fabric Software-Defined Networking

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No matter where an IT architect looks they are confronted with scaling issues and many times one solution creates another problem.  To address increasing VM density many are expanding broadcast domains with flatter 2-tier architectures only to get bogged down in broadcast issues.  To scale virtualized networks the industry offers VXLAN, but that moves L2 scaling into a multicast-scaling problem.  Software-Defined Network and in particular OpenFlow offers a good approach for provisioning and control but introduces flow oriented architecture scaling issues of its own.  I discuss scaling challenge with Shehzad Merchant Chief Technology Officer at Extreme Networks.

Duration: 10:24 minutes

Lippis Intro/Analysis @ : 00:10 sec

Question 1

@ 1:35 sec: Shehzad: Let’s first start with Extreme’s view of 40 and 100GbE.  How is Extreme incorporating it and why?

Question 2 @ 3:50 sec: Forwarding table architecture and size define logical networking scale.  Extreme recently introduced UFT or Unified Forwarding Table.  What is it and how does it work?

Question 3 @ 6:35 sec: Extreme has partnered with Big Switch Networks to address network visualization scale via its Big Tap and Big Virtual Switch.  Can you talk to this solution?

Question 4 @ 8:51 sec: Can you sum up all the initiatives that Extreme has under way to deliver on its Open Fabric architecture for clo

ud-scale networking?

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Tapping into the Potential of Virtual Teams With Siemens Enterprise Communications

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Ross Sedgewick

Unstructured business process is more distributed than ever thanks to smartphone platforms iOS and Android. As the workforce has become more mobile, work teams have become more distributed and virtual. Mobility brings freedom and increased individual productivity but a new study finds that working in virtual teams has a long way to go before group productivity climbs. I discuss how to tap into the huge potential of organized virtual teams through Unified Communications and Collaboration or UCC with Ross Sedgewick, Global Marketing at Siemens Enterprise Communications.

Duration: 14:50 minutes

Lippis Intro/Analysis @ : 00:10 sec

Question 1 @ 1:26 sec: Ross, lets start with the study. What were the main findings about virtual teams?

Question 2 @ 6:24 sec: Ross, there’s a lot of untapped productivity in today’s virtual teams. One main problem is that people are using old tools like email, voice and conference calls while virtual and they are getting frustrated with them. What are the new tools for virtual teams?

Question 3 @ 9:36 sec: Ross, Siemens’s approach to virtual team collaboration tools is called amplifyTEAMS. What is amplifyTEAMS and how does it increase virtual team productivity?

Question 4 @ 12:55 sec: Ross, what’s the business outcome gain when organizations implement amplifyTEAMS?

IBM Sets Direction With Open Data Center Interoperable Network Architecture

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Dr.Casimer DeCusatis

This is the first of a five part podcast series on IBM’s Open Data Center Interoperable Network or ODIN program and its DOVE or Distributed Overlay Virtual Ethernet initiative.  In this podcast I talk with Dr. Casimer DeCusatis IBM Distinguished Engineer and IBM System Networking’s chief technical officer for strategic alliances about IBM’s expanded approach to data center networking and the gains anticipated by IBM customers.

Duration 10 minutes and 05 seconds:

 

Lippis Intro/Analysis @ : 00:10 sec

Question 1 @ 2:16: Let’s start with a discussion about Open Data Center Interoperable Network; what is it and what problem(s) does it seek to solve?

Question 2 @ 3:37: What benefits will IT leaders gain as they start an ODIN journey.

Question 3 @ 5:13: Is ODIN an architecture and an approach to networking or a way for IBM to communicate to the market a set of product/service investments it’s making?

Question 4 @ 7:13: How does ODIN prepare a data center or cloud for elastic compute, storage and network provisioning of resource pools that can be rapidly partitioned into desired configuration?

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