Hedge 148: The SRE with Niall Murphy (part 2)

It seems like only yesterday we started talking about the Site Reliability Engineer, and their place in the IT ecosystem. Over the last several years, the role of the SRE has changed—and it’s bound to continue changing. On this episode of the Hedge, Niall Murphy joins Tom Ammon and Russ White to discuss the changing role of the SRE, and what the SRE could be.

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If you want to read more on this topic, check out Niall’s article over a USENIX.

Hedge 147: The SRE with Niall Murphy (part 1)

It seems like only yesterday we started talking about the Site Reliability Engineer, and their place in the IT ecosystem. Over the last several years, the role of the SRE has changed—and it’s bound to continue changing. On this episode of the Hedge, Niall Murphy joins Tom Ammon and Russ White to discuss the changing role of the SRE, and what the SRE could be.

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If you want to read more on this topic, check out Niall’s article over a USENIX.

Hedge 146: Leslie Daigle and Unwanted Traffic in the DFZ

How much of the traffic on the Internet is wasted—traffic no-one really wanted, and yet is being carried and paid for by providers and end users? In a world increasingly concerned about the waste of precious resources, this is an important topic to consider. Leslie Daigle joins Russ White and Tom Ammon on this episode of the Hedge to discuss the kinds of traffic she’s seeing hit their large-scale honey-trap, and the implications for the Internet.

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Hedge 145: Roundtable on Professional Liability

The software world is known for overdue projects, costs overrun, lots of defects, and lots of failure all the way around. Many other engineering fields have stricter requirements to take on projects and liability insurance driving correct practice and care. The networking world, and the larger IT world, however, has neither of these things. Does this make IT folks less likely to “do the right thing,” or is the self-regulation we have today enough? Join Tom Ammon, Eyvonne Sharp, and Russ White as they discuss the possibilities of professional liability in information technology.

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Hedge 144: IPv6 Lessons Learned

We don’t often do a post-mortem on the development and deployment of new protocols … but here at the Hedge we’re going to brave these deep waters to discuss some of the lessons we can learn from the development and deployment of IPv6, especially as they apply to design and deployment cycles in the “average network” (if there is such at thing). Join us as James Harr, Tom Ammon, and Russ White consider the lessons we can learn from IPv6’s checkered history.

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Hedge 143: Being Prepared to be Laid Off with Giovanni Messina

Forty years ago there was an implied loyalty between companies and employees—but that world is long gone. As much as companies would like their employees to be loyal, layoff culture has crept into every corner of the modern world, especially as we move into an economic downturn. Giovanni Messina joins Russ White and Tom Ammon to talk about being prepared to be laid off, including such topics as being financially prepared, building skills for the long term, and finding community.

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Hedge 142: George Michaelson and the Pace of IPv6 Deployment

IPv6 is still being deployed, years after the first world IPv6 day, even more years after its first acceptance as an Internet standard by the IETF. What is taking so long? George Michaelson (APNIC) joins Tom Ammon and Russ White on this episode of the Hedge to discuss the current pace of IPv6 deployment, where there are wins, and why things might be moving more slowly in other areas.

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