Network management and monitoring
- April 20, 2011
Cisco Prime, the new Cisco network management strategy and brand, comes with lots of promises about interconnected management products alongside hardware and support services.
- April 14, 2011
Athena PathFinder's network path analysis capabilities can show how firewall, router and switch configurations affect packet flow through a network.
- April 13, 2011
In his series offering Cisco ASA firewall advice, Fast Packet blogger Brandon Carroll explains the new Cisco ASA 8.4 feature, Stateful Failover with Dynamic Routing Protocols.
- April 12, 2011
Just days after CEO John Chambers promised Cisco employees that Cisco would become more disciplined and focused on the company's core businesses of routing and switching, data centers, video and ...
- April 07, 2011
I'm cleaning out my reporter's notebook, including a briefing I recently had with Enterasys Networks. Enterasys has launched a new family of modular campus edge switches with its home-grown, ...
- April 06, 2011
Reuters got its hands on an internal memo that Cisco CEO John Chambers emailed to all of Cisco's employees, a memo that was possibly meant to leak into the media and to Cisco's customers. Mission ...
- March 31, 2011
For networking pros who want to segment and secure internal traffic, the Firewall Services Module (FWSM) for the Catalyst 6500 chassis has been a workhorse. But given that it's based on Cisco's old ...
- March 09, 2011
Asked multiple times at the Cisco Partner Summit last week what the channel and users should do about the fact that Cisco switches are more expensive than the competition, Cisco execs basically ...
- March 02, 2011
Sometimes the biggest network disasters are caused by non-engineers doing things they shouldn't. Network management tools, including network monitoring, configuration management and network discovery software can help you clean up someone else's ...
- February 24, 2011
Looks like the Cisco supply chain shortage is an epidemic. HP Networking sent a memo to channel partners dated Jan 21, 2011 outlining a backlog of Power over Ethernet (PoE) access switches due to a ...
- February 17, 2011
In data centers virtualization has created a bit of a network security black hole for engineers. Firewalls have no problem applying and enforcing security policies to server-to-server traffic in a ...
- February 07, 2011
As the IETF and the IEEE finish baking their similar, but competing standards - Transparent Interconnects of Lots of Links (TRILL) and Shortest Path Bridging (NPB) - Extreme Networks is offering a ...
- February 02, 2011
Apparently attendees at Gartner's Data Center Summit held in Las Vegas last month weren't too enthusiastic on Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) as an avenue toward data center network convergence. ...
- January 28, 2011
Is TRILL a "terrible idea?" Does Shortest Path Bridging rule? I have no clue. TRILL (Transparent Interonnection of Lots of Links) and 802.1aq (AKA Shortest Path Bridging or SPB) are very similar ...
- January 27, 2011
In trying to figure out which vendor to choose when it comes to converging data center and storage networks, network managers might just find the answer lies in the provider that lets you to use ...