Vyatta are slowly becoming one of my favourite networking start-ups…
Not only do they have a first class Router and Firewall/VPN product – boasting higher performance than Cisco – that they give to the community (here), they now offer free training at the Vyatta University!
Back in March, Vyatta Core reached v6.0 providing additional features that make their product more attractive to the enterprise.
- Netflow / sFlow logging and analysis
- 802.11 wireless LAN – (access point + base station)
- Binary image installation – (version mgmt)
- IPv6 readiness (core routing and firewall)
- Firewall enhancements
- IPv6 firewall
- P2P firewall
- time-based and zone-based firewall rules
- QoS Enhancements
You may have read my post on using Vyatta as a Router-in-a-box for VMware and Citrix…
Seeing how this is such an attractive use case for this product, Vyatta have published a course detailing installation, verification and basic configuration of Vyatta OVF and XVA virtual appliances for adding routing & security to VMware ESX and XenServer environments.
I very much like Vyatta’s approach, offering the Core Edition to the community with support subscription available as an uplift and it is even more refreshing to see Training following in the footsteps.
A strong community and easy access to resources satisfies engineers and will yield a greater amount of knowledgeable/certified individuals should Vyatta choose to go down this route.
Perhaps more Networking vendors could learn from this…