Google’s BBR algorithm for handling TCP traffic congestion could announce a new Era on the trasnport Control Protocol (TCP). Google announced integration with Google Cloud, a cloud hosting platform offered by Google to thousands of companies and which serves millions of websites on a daily basis.
BBR stands for “Bottleneck Bandwidth and RTT (Round-Trip Time),” and is an algorithm for optimizing how network packets travel through servers in order to avoid jamming certain routes.
If you want test this on your linux box, you can follow this guide here https://patchwork.ozlabs.org/patch/671069/
An draft IETF proposal as been made, you check see it here https://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-cheng-iccrg-delivery-rate-estimation-00
MOOC course continues to be taught by renowned Bitcoin experts Andreas Antonopoulos and Antonis Polemitis and includes 12 live online sessions. You can register here
The goal of extending ACI anywhere is becoming real with ACI Virtual Edge (EVE), the next generation of the Application Virtual Switch (AVS) for ACI environments. this should be available until the end of the year, AVE is hypervisor independent, offering consistent policy control across multiple hypervisors. For now the only target hypervisor is VMware.
AVS still supported but seems to be time for a change!
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Black Hat Europe in London this year is not a mirage, it’s real! Wake Up, time for action! Briefings, Training, Arsenal and beer you choose! Register here
And if you are a student on the cyber security arena, you can get a free scholarship which allows full access to all Briefings on Wednesday, December 6 and Thursday, December 7 at the ExCeL London, United Kingdom. You can apply here.
If you go contact me, i will be around!
Automation and orchestration capabilities these days are the key for many Organizations, and this session will show you what can you achieve with the R80.10 API. Specifically, this session covers:
- Introduction to using the R80.10 APIs using Postman and Ansible
- Tips on how to add objects and services to adding rules via CLI RESTful API
- Additional use cases
- And much more
The content presented is below:
Slides: How to use R80.10 API for Automation and Streamlined Security (PPT)
Video: How to use R80.10 API for Automation and Streamlined Security (Video)
Q&A: TechTalk Q&A: Leveraging the R80.10 API to Automate and Streamline Security Operations
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Pearson VUE launched the Online proctored exams, what this means? You can do your exam at your office, home, etc. with a Proctor online to help if any issue arise (not exam related!). It has off course strict requirements (webcam,mic, etc), and after do some search only certain vendors allow this kind of exam, and Cisco, Juniper, VMware are out.
For more info read here
The CCSE exam is now available for R80. This exam is based on the R80.10 CCSE certification training course.
The CCSE Update exam will be released in Q3 2017. This is the fast path for certified professionals that are CCSE certified on previous software versions.
R80 CCSA exam is available at Pearson VUE. Please note the CCSA certification is a prerequisite for the CCSE exam and certification.
Quick reference for these new version exam numbers:
- 156-215.80 – CCSA
- 156-315.80 – CCSE
- 156-915.80 – CCSE Update (Not released yet)
CCSA and CCSE (proctored exams) will be priced $250 USD and CCSM $350