Network technologies and trends


May 24, 2009  7:45 AM

Cisco Revises CCIE Routing and Switching Certifications

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Cisco announced revised certification requirements for CCIE Routing & Switching (CCIE R&S), the expert level certification for network engineers. The new certification standards reflect the job skills employers look for at the expert level. To support the certification changes, the Cisco 360 Learning Program for CCIE R&S is also being updated with new lessons on MPLS and Troubleshooting, additions to the instructor-led workshops, lab exercises for self-paced practice, and new performance assessments.

Hear Maurilio Gorito’s account of the v4.0 changes and what they mean for candidates.

May 19, 2009  5:58 AM

Cisco Launches new Cisco® Catalyst® 4500 Supervisor Engine 6L-E

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Cisco announces the launch of new Cisco® Catalyst® 4500 Supervisor Engine 6L-E optimized for high-performance enterprise access.

 

 

The new Cisco 4500 Supervisor Engine 6L-E is a high-performance, basic Layer 3 extension to the Cisco Catalyst 4500 Series, enabling rich media collaboration and energy and operational efficiency in the wiring closet.

The supervisor engine extends the Cisco Catalyst 4500 E-Series facilitating performance, enabling services, and protecting investments for enterprises and small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) deploying business-critical applications. The competitive pricing on the supervisor engine makes it an ideal entry-point offering.

 

Product Overview

The Supervisor Engine 6L-E provides a fourfold increase in per-slot switching capacity from previous-generation basic Layer 3 Cisco Catalyst 4500 supervisor engines at 24 Gbps per slot. Primary Supervisor Engine 6L-E performance features include:

• Centralized 280-Gbps switching capacity with 225 mpps of throughput

• IPv6 support in hardware, providing wire-rate forwarding for IPv6 networks

• Dynamic hardware forwarding-table allocations for easy IPv4-to-IPv6 migration

• Advanced quality of service (QoS) support with eight queues per port, dynamic queue sizing, and hierarchical policing

• Dual 10 Gigabit Ethernet uplinks (X2 optics)


May 19, 2009  5:32 AM

Save the Earth, Buy the E Book….

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To celebrate Earth Day, Inform IT is offering a 40% discount on the list price of all their eBooks, plus Cert Flash Cards Online. Visit their Store for a complete list of eBook titles and enter the coupon EARTHDAY during checkout. Offer valid through 5/31/2009.

 

Articles and Sample Chapters

Articles and chapters by John Lamb, author of The Greening of IT: How Companies Can Make a Difference for the Environment

Green IT: The Key to Energy Efficiency
A discussion with John Lamb and associates at IBM about the significance as well as benefits of going green in your data center.

The Importance of Green IT
John Lamb explains the basic environmental impact of IT—including data centers’ consumption of fossil fuel-based electric energy—and lays the foundation for solutions to those problems.

Collaboration Is Key for Green IT
In this chapter John Lamb describes how to continue collaboration among groups within your company to achieve global green IT success.

 

Article by Douglas Alger, author of Grow a Greener Data Center: A guide to building and operating energy-efficient, ecologically sensitive server environments, Rough Cuts

Top 10 Questions to Ask To Find a Great, Green Data Center Site
Douglas Alger provides 10 questions to ask about property being considered for your next data center that can help you choose a suitable site and put you on your way to a productive, green server environment.

 

Article by K.J. McCorry, the president and founder of Officiency, Inc., a professional productivity and efficiency consulting company. McCorry also serves on the board of the Colorado Sustainable and Environmental Business Association.

Becoming the Paperless Office
K.J. McCorry outlines the complexities of eliminating paper in the workplace.

 

 


May 19, 2009  5:09 AM

Want to know about Advanced IP Address Management! Get registered for the Webcast

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I was just looking for Network Management Systems over the net and figured out Solar winds is webcasting a webcast about IP address space management and some best practices to make things easier. They will cover the following

  • When to use public vs. private IP address space
  • Complexities caused by private address space
  • What you really need to know about IPv6 today
  • Best practices for assigning and tracking IP addresses

 Topic: Geek Speak: Advanced IP Address Management
  Date: Thursday, May 21st, 2009
 Time: 11:00 am ET / 10:00 am CT / 8:00 am PT

So what are you waiting for Join them for their web cast on 21st of May, 2009. Register Now…..

 


May 11, 2009  5:31 AM

Get the Early Rough Cuts from Cisco Press Books

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The Rough Cuts services offered from Safari Books Online gives you access to an evolving manuscript that you can read online or download as a PDF and print. This is the great service offered by Cisco Press as you can read the book as its written and get an early access to review or the prepare for any Cisco Certifications.

Check out these Cisco Press Rough Cuts:

Interconnecting Data Centers using VPLS
IP Design for Mobile Networks
Grow a Greener Data Center
Network Security Auditing
Cisco IOS XR Fundamentals
VoIP Performance Management and Optimization
Cisco TelePresence Fundamentals


May 11, 2009  4:56 AM

Cisco Networkers is celebrating its 20th Anniversary.

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Cisco is celebrating the 20th anniversary of Cisco Networkers as Cisco Live is Cisco’s annual IT and communications conference. The conference features Networkers, their premier education and training program, and other special programs designed to meet the diverse needs of today’s IT and communications professional from increasing technical proficiency to understanding the impact of technology on business.  Join Cisco Live at San Francisco June 27-July 2, 2009, for the 20th anniversary of Cisco Networkers.

 


April 30, 2009  4:14 AM

Had a great holiday

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I am back from Singapore and Malaysia, I had great time there. The only thing I couldn’t do is to post new topics to my blog. But I enjoyed my stay there. The power for Wi-Fi allowed to me to stay connected with the things happening around but only limited to airports and the hotels I stayed.

While roaming around in Malaysia I came across the place called Cyberjaya an I.T city where we can find major I.T Companies. Its a wellplanned city with excellent infrastructure.

 


April 17, 2009  4:42 AM

VLAN Trunking Protocol (VTP) Overview – Series 5

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These days I am in Bangalore with my parents just enjoying my holidays. Guess what today night I am travelling to Singapore and Malaysia with my wife. May be I  will not be in a position post more posts this month as I am relaxing and enjoying the beauty of Nature. For sure I am going to share the natural beauty with all you guys.

Mean while before departing to Singapore I thought let me continue my series on VTP , in this series let s focus on VTP modes. There three type of VTP modes

a)      VTP Server

b)      VTP Client

c)      VTP Transparent


April 16, 2009  4:03 PM

CCIE Routing & Switching Lab goes mobile.

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You might be lucky enough if you are planning for CCIE Routing and Switching Lab exams in your city itself. Because Cisco has introduced the mobile lab program to provide the CCIE Certification aspirers to have an access to Lab testing while greatly reducing travel time and expenses especially during this financial crunch. That’s the reason why Cisco is so special they do care of the CCIE Certification aspirers. The Mobile CCIE lab provides a convenient and cost-effective method for candidates to test for CCIE Routing and Switching in areas which do not have permanent lab locations.

 

The Mobile CCIE Lab reduces the need for costly travel, hotel, passport, and visa fees, missed days of work and the need to leave the country to take the CCIE Lab exam.

Scheduled Dates and Locations

Lab Location

2009 Dates

Jakarta, Indonesia

Mar 16-20

Johannesburg, South Africa

Apr 13-17

Shanghai, PR China

Apr 20-24

Moscow, Russia

May 4-8

Singapore, Singapore

Jun 8-12

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Jun 20-24

 

For more information, visit;
https://cisco.hosted.jivesoftware.com/docs/DOC-3224


April 16, 2009  10:48 AM

Network Middle East Innovation Awards 2009

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If you happen to be in the Middle East you might be aware the Local Technical contributor ITP Publishing group conducts the annual Innovation awards for Seventeen Categories. These awards are only applicable to the companies, system integrators operating the Middle East Area. Anybody can nominate any company or a System Integrator. Every year the Network Middle East honors the projects, peoples, suppliers and service providers that have excelled in the regional networking sector over the past 12 months, with NME’s Innovation Awards awarded to the very best implementations, vendor offerings and key individuals and organizations in the market.

So do send you nominations to Network Middle East ASAP, Judging will be based on the strength of the submissions together with a review of the nominee’s activities in the area of nomination.


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