California Schools Utilizes Cisco Access Points and Switches for Better Learning
It’s no secret that public schools have needs that often go unfunded. So when a school district gets the opportunity to earmark funds for technology enhancements, they need to make sure they get the best. After years of school budgets cuts, the Manteca Unified School District (MUSD) received a one-time gift from the state […]
Scaling the Internet with 6500 Switches Ternary Content Addressable Memory(TCAM) Customization
The Internet routing table size has continued to grow steadily. In 2008 we reached 256K routes and now the table has exceed 512K Routes. This is of significance for customers running some of the older PFC3 based Supervisor 720 engines on the 6500 and 7600 switches. On the Catalyst 6500 and 7600 Series platforms, all […]
Global Internet Routing Table Reaches 512k Milestone
Written by Omar Santos, Incident Manager, Cisco Product Security Incident Response Team (PSIRT) Security Research and Operations Since the early 1990s, we’ve watched as the number of entries on the Internet routing table has steadily grown. In 2008 the table reached 256,000 routes, triggering action by network administrators to ensure the continued growth of the […]
How I became a Networking Enthusiast
I’ve always been curious about networks. I remember opening up an old Linksys Router and discovering the physical circuit, the processor and integrated memory. But my official networking life didn’t start until my coworker taught me the basics of routing. The first thing I learned was how to log in and enter commands within the […]
Cisco Instant Access: What Is It?
What is Cisco Instant Access? Cisco Instant Access is a concept that was launched at Cisco Live Orlando last year. For those of you familiar with the Nexus product line, think Fabric Extender (FEX). The first customers are starting to implement this concept now. The whole point of Instant Access is explained with the picture […]
Catalyst 6800 is shipping!
I am pleased to announce that Catalyst 6807-XL and 6880-X are shipping now! Launched at Cisco Live Orlando this year, Cisco Catalyst 6800 Series Switches are programmable campus backbone switches optimized for 10/40/100 Gigabit Ethernet services. They are built for rich 10/40/100G services for BYOD & collaboration, support programmability and simplicity, and have the DNA of […]
How does Cisco Backbone Switching help address BYOD, Mobility and Security Needs?
Cisco will host a live backbone switching webcast on Wed Dec 4, 2013 to discuss BYOD, mobility, security and how Cisco backbone switching addresses these customer needs. This is the second webcast in the Cisco switching webcast series. You can view the first one, Cisco access switching webcast, at any time as it is now […]
Cisco Catalyst Instant Access Dramatically Simplifies Your Network
There are a lot of great technologies that have outstanding business benefits but are not widely deployed. For example, 802.1X for wired networks can determine appropriate network access based on user identity and additional contextual information. The technology is already built into the network to help customers improve their network security. If you ask your […]
Borderless Networks Bits and Pieces This Week & How to Win an iPad
In the next few weeks we have a couple great webinars coming up, we’ve recently been investing in our community, the Unified Access Challenge was extended until April 26, and the Supervisor 720 Engine for the Catalyst 6500 turned 10 on Sunday!