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April 14, 2012  5:32 PM

EPIC Tech Day is here again!



Posted by: Raj Perumal
CAnada, Cisco, cloud computing, conference, Epic Technology Day, event, HP, IBM, Information Technology, Manitoba, Meru Networks, SonicWALL, Virtualization, VMWare, Winnipeg

Hi folks, it's that time of year again. EPIC will be holding their Technology Day event in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada and you won't want to miss it. The event is chock full of IT goodness and all the usual suspects will be there as well as some new vendors you may have not seen before such as...

March 31, 2012  10:33 PM

Do you have enough power for your wireless?



Posted by: Raj Perumal
3x3 mimo, 802.11n, access point, ap, aruba, Cisco, meru, poe injector, poe+, wireless

Hi folks! So you have deployed that new 802.11n wireless solution but things just aren't quite working the way you want to. What's going on? Well all solutions aren't created equal, there are many APs out there that might not give you full 3x3 MIMO functionality . Even if you do have an AP that...


September 30, 2011  11:17 PM

Studying for CCNA Voice



Posted by: Raj Perumal
Amazon, book, CCNA Voice, ccnp, Cisco, Exam Topics, study guide, training, VoIP

Hi folks! So I've been studying for my CCNA voice. I figured it's time for me to expand my skills into the voice arena since it seems to be overlapping into the network world a fair bit. I have always had some experience from my CCNP training, but studying for the CCNA Voice is giving me a great...


August 31, 2011  7:05 PM

HP A-Series Switches



Posted by: Raj Perumal
3Com, A-Series, Cisco, enterprise, H3C, HP, routers, routing, switches, switching

Hi folks! So recently I went away on some HP A-Series switch training. I was out in Toronto at some training provided by Avnet. The training was very comprehensive, and I got to learn a  lot of great things about HP's new series of enterprise switches which they acquired from the 3COM/H3C...


July 31, 2011  10:55 PM

Cisco layoffs



Posted by: Raj Perumal
3Com, Cisco, H3C, HP networking

Hi folks! So not only has RIM done layoffs but Cisco is preparing for layoffs as well. To the tune of 5000 to 10000 jobs. Looks like the same old story. A company gets to grow big due to successful product and strategy, then they overreach and then it's layoff time. Hopefully if this does...


May 30, 2011  3:59 AM

Cisco AP541N Access Points



Posted by: Raj Perumal
802.11n, access point, AP541N, Cisco, small business, SMB, wireless

Hi folks! So for those of you that want to use cheap wireless and 802.11n, there aren't many options unless you want to go with really low end product. Well Cisco is now offering small business access points that do just that. The new AP541N access points support 802.11n and are a perfect fit...


January 31, 2011  11:03 PM

Commenting configs



Posted by: Raj Perumal
Cisco, CLI, comment configs, HP

Hi folks! So I wanted to rant about one of my pet peeves. That is command line configs and people not commenting them properly! You see, regardless of what CLI you are using, whether it's Cisco or HP or some other vendor. Commenting your config so another administrator coming along can...


December 31, 2010  7:15 PM

Cisco umi



Posted by: Raj Perumal
Cisco, TelePresence, umi

Hi folks, so here's something neat from Cisco. They now are bringing video conferencing to your living room for residential users. Cisco has introduced the umi, which is a personal use (not commercial) video conferencing system for home users. Why is this cool? Well when it comes to video...


November 30, 2010  1:58 AM

Cisco Cius Tablet



Posted by: Raj Perumal
Android, Cisco, Cius, tablet

Hi folks! Seems like everyone is coming out with a tablet these days. Now Cisco has one too. The new tablet is called the Cisco Cius and is slated to arrive in March. I guess Cisco is serious about entering the tablet market but one can't help but wonder what they will bring to the table with...


October 31, 2010  9:14 PM

When using QoS: Router or ASA?



Posted by: Raj Perumal
ASA, Cisco, NBAR, netflow, nsel, QOS, router

Hi folks! So more and more these days we require QoS for our networks. When you have QoS needs and you need to decide on a Cisco router or a Cisco ASA firewall what should you use? Well both devices support QoS, but I would lean towards using the router. Why? With the router it seems you have...


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