CCDE and the Timelessness of Good Network Design
Distinguished by its timeless network design principles, the CCDE's legacy lives on in the latest CCDE v3 blueprint.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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...
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 […]