Network design

June 1, 2020

NETWORKING

Enterprise Network Availability: How to Calculate and Improve

Key to supporting network availability is understanding the flexibility--or lack thereof—of the end-to-end network architecture. In this post, learn how to calculate and improve network stability.

March 10, 2015

PERSPECTIVES

Why Network Design in the Modern Era Has Kept Me from Retirement

In youth-oriented Silicon Valley, it’s risky to mention this, but I’ve been around for a long time. In fact, in theory I could retire! I already moved to a small town in the Pacific Northwest where the cost of living is low, and I could spend my days hiking in the mountains. But actually I […]

November 8, 2013

NETWORKING

6 Tips for High Density Network Design

The guys from No Strings Attached Show just published their podcast we sponsored featuring Jim Florwick yesterday and already the verdict is in: Jim Florwick is awesome. For those of you who haven’t had the chance to download the podcast yet (What are you waiting for?! Download  podcast) or you have a few extra minutes to […]

May 15, 2013

NETWORKING

Steps to Optimizing Your Network – Design & Hardware Strategy

In my last post, I discussed the importance of a strong network foundation.  Let's get a little deeper into this now. The strategies depicted in the diagram below have...

April 12, 2013

NETWORKING

IPv6 Just Works: Cisco Live London Dual-Stack Network

Another year, another CiscoLive. This was the last year in the London venue, and since it was the third time we did it, we had a chance to incorporate learning from the previous two years. As a result, I would say the network was quite a success. The key element of the design, led by […]