• What is your definition of SDN?

    Software-defined networking took center stage at this year’s Interop conference but many IT professionals are still having difficulty with the basic definition before they consider implementation. So that got us thinking: What is your definition of SDN?

    Michael Tidmarsh49,125 pointsBadges:
  • How does virtualization change my storage needs?

    We've been considering server virtualization over the past year, but I'm wondering what sort of planning and preparations we'll have to make for storage, since virtualized servers use up significantly more storage space. Any advice or resources for further research?

    TeachMeIT975 pointsBadges:
  • Recommendations for storage virtualization appliances

    I'd appreciate any recommendations for storage virtualization appliances and strategies. Thanks!

    NewnanIT1,110 pointsBadges:
  • Suggestions for storage virtualization software?

    We'd love to hear suggestions for storage virtualization software you've used or anticipate using. Specs, reqs, and experience details would be greatly appreciated. Especially helpful discussions will receive 50 knowledge points.

    MelanieYarbrough6,345 pointsBadges:
  • What types of Layer 4 (L4) or transport layer switch exist?

    How many kinds of Layer 4 switches are there?

    NetworkingATE1,545 pointsBadges:
  • Where can I find network diagrams of Layers 1-7?

    Where can one find Layer 1, Layer 2, Layer 3, etc. network diagrams? It seems that different companies have different ideas of what should be displayed in each diagram. Is there a uniform book with clear samples that one can follow?

    NetworkingATE1,545 pointsBadges:
  • Difference between L2 or L3 switches

    What's the different between L2 or L3 switches?

    Network related problem0 pointsBadges:
  • When not to use a Layer 3 switch over a router

    If a Layer 3 switch is faster than a router, why can't we use an L3 in place of a router?

    NetworkingATE1,545 pointsBadges:
  • New Business

    I need to set up a network for 10 PC's what equipment will I need in my server cabinet? Help

    Mansunok5 pointsBadges:
  • Why use Layer 3 switches and how do they differ from Layer 2 switches?

    Why do we use Layer 3 (L3) switches, and how are they different from Layer 2 (L2) switches?

    NetworkingATE1,545 pointsBadges:
  • Routing

    Which is the best routing method for medium scale network?

    Wap5 pointsBadges:
  • Router

    How many management, aux and console ports are there in a router?

    Gmanipte30 pointsBadges:
  • Would you or do you buy hardware off eBay?

    I've seen mailing lists where people will hock used or "pre-owned" or even new networking equipment, for example, on eBay, and I'm curious if members here have any personal experience? Is it playing a dangerous game or if a user has a good reputation, is it a way to save a few bucks?

    Michael Morisy8,588 pointsBadges:
  • Configuring layer-3 switch to be a router

    How to configure L3 switch to act as router? How error frames are generated, detected, cleared in a switch?

    Va5 pointsBadges:
  • Open IT Forum: What to expect in network overhauls

    Whether because of horrific wiring sprawls or hardware upgrades, we'd love to hear about your reasons for network overhauls, the obstacles you faced, and the lessons you learned. Pass on the knowledge and earn 50 knowledge points toward our current contest where you could win $100!

    MelanieYarbrough6,345 pointsBadges:
  • Hub and Spoke Network

    Can you keep patient data completely separate with a Hub and Spoke Network if two different companies want to go into a joint venture with each other? Thank you.

    palmtrees5 pointsBadges:
  • Do you think Cisco’s new software business strategy will work?

    During a recent meeting with the media, Cisco executives said they are looking to double their software business over the next five years through acquisitions and emerging technology (especially software-defined networking). Do you think this new strategy will work for Cisco? Could it backfire on...

    Michael Tidmarsh49,125 pointsBadges:
  • What do you see happening in the networking industry in 2013?

    Network security, data center networks, campus LANs, software-defined networking...these are just some of the major topics that are making waves in the networking industry. The SearchNetworking team recently asked several industry analysts for their networking predictions for 2013. How about you?...

    Michael Tidmarsh49,125 pointsBadges:

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