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June 30, 2009  1:41 PM

New offerings in the switch world from Cisco

Posted by: Raj Perumal
2960, Catalyst, Cisco, LAN Lite, POE, SMB

Hi folks! I have some great news from the Cisco front. Our friends at Cisco have decided to release a new version of their 2960 switches called "LAN Lite"! This is a new version of the Catalyst switch with slightly less features to bring the price point down for people who don't need everything...

June 30, 2009  1:19 PM

The importance of wireless site surveys

Posted by: Raj Perumal
access points, Cisco, HP, mobility, wireless, wireless controllers, wireless site survey

Hello again! Here's some more information for you techs delving into the world of wireless. Wireless site surveys! One of the things I find often overlooked when implementing a wireless strategy, is the lack of one! Even when people listen to me about putting in the proper access points and...

June 30, 2009  1:08 PM

Implementing wireless in your business

Posted by: Raj Perumal
access points, Cisco, Colubris, HP, mobility, wireless, wireless controller

Hello again folks, once again I wanted to talk a little bit about wireless connectivity. More and more, people are finding that they are requiring wireless access in their organization. Unfortunately a good majority of them are going about it the wrong way. What do I mean by this? Well let's...

June 30, 2009  12:22 PM

Extended vlans in Cisco switches

Posted by: Raj Perumal
1001, 4095, Cisco, extended vlans, switches, version 2, version 3, vlan range, vlans, VTP

For those of you venturing into switching for the first time, one of the things that can be hard to wrap your head around if you're just a beginner is vlans. Vlans are great ways to make the management of your network a lot more organized, and are used everywhere in this world. You're not going to...

May 25, 2009  12:43 AM

Where to go for good wireless info

Posted by: Raj Perumal
CCNA Wireless, certifications, Cisco, CUWNE, CWTS, vendor neutral, Wireless #

So I've often been asked where to go for good wireless info when you're starting to learn the wireless trade as it relates to IT. This isn't one of those things every tech out there knows how to do aside from the home based wireless routers available in your local electronics retailers. There...

April 29, 2009  3:16 PM

WAN Optimization

Posted by: Raj Perumal
Cisco, Citrix, F5, NetScaler, WAN acceleration, WAN optimizaton, WAN Scaler

Hi folks, here's something that I think we should all pay more attention to...WAN Optimization! There are numerous products on the market for WAN optimization and acceleration, and they do cost a little bit of money but when compared to the long term cost savings of monthly WAN link costs you can...

April 28, 2009  4:15 PM

Overlapping Static NAT and Cisco ASA Firewalls

Posted by: Raj Perumal
Cisco, Cisco ASA, one to one NAT, Static NAT, static overlapping nat

Hi folks, I just wanted to discuss a key difference in some firewalls. One of the things you might find yourself doing, especially in a hosting scenario is creating static NAT entries. The entries are a one-to-one relationship between an external public IP address and an internal private IP address...

April 17, 2009  7:33 PM

vSphere coming soon to a theatre near you!

Posted by: Raj Perumal
2009, April 21st, Cisco, ESX, ESXi, VMWare, VMware announcement, vSphere, vStorage, vSwitch

Hi folks, looks like we have an announcement on the horizon! VMware has announced that they are going to be making a major announcement for vSphere on April 21st, 2009! For those of you that don't know, vSphere is the next version of VMware ESX (ESX 4.0). They have renamed it vSphere and it's...

April 15, 2009  6:24 PM

Epic Technology Day is here again!

Posted by: Raj Perumal
Cisco, Citrix, conference, Epic, HP, Manitoba, Raj Perumal, RIM, Technology Day, The musings of an IT Consultant, Victoria Inn, VMWare, Watchguard, Winnipeg

Hi folks, once again it's time for Epic Technology Day! This is the day long conference my company holds twice a year. Unfortunately due to many ongoing projects I won't be presenting this year, but I will be in attendance. Lots of new things to look forward to at Tech Day this year, including...

March 17, 2009  12:07 AM

Cisco UCS Announcement

Posted by: Raj Perumal
Blade Server, Blade System, Cisco, Cisco UCS 5100 Blade Server Chassis, HP, IBM, UCS, UCS 5100, Unified Computing System

Hi folks, today Cisco made their big announcement regarding their Unified Computing System. At the heart of this system is Cisco's new UCS 5100 Blade Server Chassis. This chassis can hold up to 8 blade servers and 2 fabric extenders within a 6 RU enclosure. UCS is being marketed as an all in one...

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