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November 26, 2007  2:49 PM

Cisco Jockeying To Lead IP Video



Posted by: Tony Bradley
Broadband, Cisco, IP, IP communications, YouTube

You may have heard of this quaint site that lets users create and share videos with one another. I think it is called "YouTube". OK, if you haven't heard of YouTube, you are new to the planet or something. YouTube is just one example of the recent explosion of IP video on the Internet though. Movie...

November 24, 2007  2:57 AM

Google Rumored to Develop 10Gbps Switches



Posted by: Tony Bradley
DataCenter, Ethernet, Gigabit ethernet, Google, IEEE, Networking

When you're an Internet juggernaut like Google, you can't let simple things like the fact that a technology hasn't been invented get in your way. Google has to transport a lot of data from Point A to Point B within their data center very quickly in order to work all of the magic they do that keeps...


November 19, 2007  2:59 PM

Virtual Replacement for FTP



Posted by: Tony Bradley
Accellion, FTP

Do you remember FTP (File Transfer Protocol)? It used to be one of the more common methods of transferring files and data. However, as email became the communication method of choice, file attachments have more or less replaced FTP for transmitting data. Normal FTP also posed some technical and...


November 14, 2007  5:32 AM

XSS Vulnerability Plagues VoIP



Posted by: Tony Bradley
compromise, IP communications, Linksys, Security, SIP, Unified Communications, VoIP

Voice over IP, or VoIP, communication is still relatively new. Being a bleeding edge technology has its pros and cons when it comes to security. On the down side, developers are in such a hurry to be the first to market, and they want to maximize performance, so security is not a priority. On the...


November 12, 2007  8:24 PM

The Promise of UCC



Posted by: Tony Bradley
Cisco, IP communications, UCC, Unified Communications

UCC. Get used to it. You will see the term a lot. It stands for Unified Communication and Collaboration. In a nutshell, it represents combining and merging virtually all forms of communication to enable real-time communication and collaboration. Currently, a manager who has a question while...


November 11, 2007  4:31 AM

Running a “Green” Network



Posted by: Tony Bradley
DataCenter, Networking

If you have gone through the exercise of architecting the power needs for your data center, or doing the math to determine how much power your backup generator needs to produce in the event of a data center power outage, then you know just how much juice it takes to keep the lights on in that room....


November 7, 2007  9:34 PM

Researchers Propose Vehicles As Wireless Network Nodes



Posted by: Tony Bradley
802.11, Mobile, Mobile device, Networking, UCLA, wi-fi, Wireless

Researchers at UCLA are working on developing a concept to use vehicles as nodes in a sort of fluid mobile mesh of wireless nodes connected in a mobile adhoc, or peer-to-peer network allowing vehicles to communicate with each other and access the Internet. Some of the benefits would be the ability...


November 7, 2007  9:05 PM

Cisco Buys Its Way Into WiMax Technology



Posted by: Tony Bradley
802.11, 802.16, Cisco, Navini, wi-fi, WiMAX, Wireless

WiMax, based on the 802.16 standard, claims a transmission range 100 times greater than standard 802.11 WiFi networks. Because WiMax devices will be able to connect over a much larger area than standard wireless networks allow, WiMax offers more potential for developing large-scale wireless...


October 19, 2007  8:36 PM

WiMax and 3G Converge



Posted by: Tony Bradley
3g, Mobile, Mobile device, wi-fi, WiMAX, Wireless

It has been one of those epic technology battles: VHS v. Betamax, Windows v. Mac, BlueRay v. HD DVD, WiMax v. 3G, etc. Well, VHS definitely beat Betamax. The Windows v. Mac battle is debatable with near religious zealotry on either side. The Blueray v. HD DVD battle may be decided this holiday...


October 17, 2007  2:45 PM

Planning For Network Changes



Posted by: Tony Bradley
Cisco, Ethernet, Networking, Networkingchannel

The network is the lifeblood of the organization. Email, VoIP communications, files, and other data zip back and forth throughout the network infrastructure. Of course, over time equipment gets worn out or becomes obsolete and changes have to be made to the network. If you were dealing with your...


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