Early this week, there was much buzz and speculation about how Cisco and Citrix will be doing business differently. The news was finally unveiled at Mark Templeton’s keynote, when he introduced Cisco CTO, Padmasree Warrior, and they jointly announced the expansion to the two companies’ current partnership on three strategic areas: cloud networking, cloud orchestration and mobile workstyles. Details are outlined in this press release.
In a previous blog, I discussed questions you should ask before peering with your SP and possible configuration options. Since the Internet edge is where this peering occurs, it should also be the first point where you start to apply your organization’s security policies. Security is a critical part of IPv6 integration because IPv6 opens up another transport path into your network.
Discussions about switching almost always seem to be restricted to either the campus or the datacenter. While these are obviously very critical, there is a segment that is often overlooked: switching outside the wiring closet.
In this blog post, let’s take a look at the basics of power redundancy, why it’s needed, traditional methods of achieving it, and how you can do it better.
Businesses require a highly available campus network. Network switch power redundancy is a critical component of overall campus redundancy. There are two commonly used power redundancy solutions for switches – full redundancy and partial redundancy. In full redundancy, every switch is attached to two power supplies so that if one goes down, other takes over. This scheme is also called 1:1 redundancy. In partial redundancy, there is one extra power supply for multiple switches. This is also called 1:N redundancy. However, each has its drawback…
Are you moving your apps to the cloud? What will the impact be on your network resources? How will you provide a consistent user experience? These are some of the questions we’ll be discussing this Tuesday, October 16, in part 2 of our webinar series, Conquer the Cloud. This specific webinar focuses on a topic that has been in the news a lot lately – Optimizing Application Performance from Branch-to-Cloud.