It’s been a busy couple of weeks for NetBeez! Over the past two weeks we have been a guest on two podcasts, Packet Pushers and Wireless LAN Professionals, and are currently preparing for Cisco Live 2019 and Tech Field Day next week! Here is a summary of our online and offline activities:
Cisco Live 2019
Whether you like Cisco or not, next week the networking world and media will be intently listening to news and announcements that will be coming from the Cisco Live stage. NetBeez is participating at the World of Solutions Expo at booth 3432. We’ll have our team there to talk to folks that are looking to introduce end-user experience WAN and WLAN monitoring into their toolset.
The whole team is really excited for Cisco Live because it gives us a unique opportunity to spend more face time with both existing and prospective customers. We will have a demo station to showcase the NetBeez latest release and answer your questions. Please stop by, even if it’s only to say “Hi!” or to grab some swag!
Tech Field Day Extra at Cisco Live
Many of you first heard about NetBeez through the Network Field Day events that we have participated in in the past. In addition to having a booth, we will also be presenting at Tech Field Day Extra at Cisco Live. As always, the delegate line up is impressive. This is a great opportunity for us to reach our audience that is not able to attend Cisco Live, but still wants to learn the latest news in the networking space.
More specifically, we’ll talk about the NetBeez integration of our latest Docker agent with the Cisco Catalyst 9000 series switch. This demonstrates the capabilities of the Cisco DNA platform when it comes to application and service deployments on Cisco infrastructure with just the click of a button. We’ll also talk about our new hardware WiFi agent, WiFi monitoring metrics, SSID hopping, and WiFi connectivity timing monitoring.
Packet Pushers – WLAN Professionals
Last week Stefano and I had the opportunity to talk with Greg Ferro from Packet Pushers and Keith Parson from WLAN Professionals about end-user experience monitoring.
Stefano talked with Greg about active and distributed network monitoring and how to track performance from the user perspective. One important point that was brought up was that agent-based monitoring allows you to test your WiFi and wired networks even when they are not being used (over the weekend,off hours or over holidays), which allows you to detect user-experience issues without waiting for users to report them to you.
During my chat with Keith Parsons, on the WLAN Professionals podcast, I learned that he is following my “Linux for Network Engineers” blog post series (which has since turned into a YouTube series as well!). I put lots of effort into that material, and it’s always a pleasure to talk to readers of NetBeez’ blog. Inevitably with Keith, we talked more about WiFi monitoring, and how NetBeez differentiates with other tools in the space. More specifically NetBeez has a gamut of agents for WiFi, wired, cloud, virtual and, lately, containerized infrastructures. This allows our customers to get the complete picture of the user experience from all corners of the network and not just the WiFi or wired.
If you are reading this and are attending to Cisco Live next week, I hope to meet you in person! Stop by our booth 3432 to learn more about NetBeez, tell us what you think about it and understand how it can help you and your company!