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April 17, 2012  5:38 AM

Data Center Security Policies and Procedures – part2



Posted by: Yasir Irfan
Authorized Access List, computer hardware, Data Center, Data Center access, Data Center Physical security policy, Data Center Security Policies and Practices, Electro-magnetic devices, outsourced, Radioactive materials, Routers, SANs, security solutions, Servers farms, staff access contractors access, Switches, vendors

In my previous article we came across the Data Center physical security policy and procedures and now let's see the more about the access provided to Data Centers,...

April 11, 2012  5:05 AM

Data Center Security Policies and Procedures – part1



Posted by: Yasir Irfan
computer hardware, Data Center, Data Center Physical security policy, Data Center Security Polices and Procedures, Data Center Security Policies and Practices, Electro-magnetic devices, levels of access, Radioactive materials, Routers, SANs, security solutions, Servers farms, Switches

Data Centers are heart for any organization; Data Centers are the one which houses the majority of Servers farms, Switches, routers, security solutions, SANs and much more. These days we were asked to develop the Security Polices and Procedures for our Data Centre which I am going to share in...


April 10, 2012  8:55 AM

New Data Centre CCIE track announced by Cisco Systems



Posted by: Yasir Irfan
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CCIE the most prestigious certificate on this planet is expanding its dominance in each and every specialty. Cisco System announced a new track targeting Data Centre known as CCIE Data Centre. I am so excited to know about these latest developments, especially after the introduction of Nexus...


November 22, 2011  5:04 AM

Thinking of DR site? Think of Cisco Containerized Data Center (CDC)



Posted by: Yasir Irfan
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These days we thinking of establishing a DR site for our organization, I went through various solutions starting from cloud computing to renting a rack space. But Cisco's Containerized Data Center emerged to be an interesting option What is Cisco Containerized Data Center (CDC)? Basically the...


September 27, 2011  10:50 AM

Cisco Power Calculator an amazing tool.



Posted by: Yasir Irfan
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Currently we are working on the power calculation and the heat dissipation by the Data Center Switches. Rather looking at each individual catalog, I figured out  Cisco Systems are offering a dynamic tool which helps to calculate the total power...


September 27, 2011  5:04 AM

GITEX 2011 to kick off on October 9



Posted by: Yasir Irfan
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The Middle East's biggest IT event better known as GITEX (Gulf Information Technology Exhibition) Technology Week is scheduled from 9th to 13th October 2011 at Dubai International Convention and Exhibition...


August 27, 2011  10:22 AM

Cisco Introduces New Entry-Level Certifications – Series 3



Posted by: Yasir Irfan
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After acquiring Tandberg, Cisco Systems made a significant progress in Telepresence business. Now Telepresence is not just a mere conferencing solution this technology is widely used in entertainment business as well. Look at its popularity it was a right move by Cisco Systems to introduce the...


August 27, 2011  10:07 AM

Cisco Introduces New Entry-Level Certifications – Series 2



Posted by: Yasir Irfan
640-692 RSTECH, 640-893 DCTECH, CCT, Cisco CCT Data Center certification, Cisco CCT TelePresence certification, Cisco Certifications, Cisco Certified Technician, Cisco Learning Network Website, Cisco Routers, Cisco Switches, Cisco Systems, Data Center, hot-swap, MSD 9000, Nexus 2000, Nexus 5000, Nexus 7000, Routers, SAN Switches, Supporting Cisco Data Center System Devices v1.0, Supporting Cisco Routing & Switching Network Devices v1.0, Switches, TAC tickets, telepresence, troubleshooting

In my previous post I discussed about the introduction of Cisco Certified Technician...


August 24, 2011  7:38 PM

Cisco Introduces New Entry-Level Certifications – Series 1



Posted by: Yasir Irfan
640-692 RSTECH, CCT, Cisco CCT Data Center certification, Cisco CCT TelePresence certification, Cisco Certifications, Cisco Certified Technician, Cisco Routers, Cisco Switches, Cisco Systems, Data Center, hot-swap, Routers, Supporting Cisco Routing & Switching Network Devices v1.0, Switches, TAC tickets, telepresence, troubleshooting

Yesterday a major announcement came out from Cisco Systems. It's about the introduction of Cisco Certified Technician (CCT) to its career Certification Program. So with an introduction of


July 31, 2011  9:54 AM

Key differences between a Nexus 7010 and 7018 Switches – Series 4



Posted by: Yasir Irfan
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One more difference I came across among Nexus 7010 and Nexus 7018 Switch is the power supplies, the Nexus 7010 Switch can hold up to three load sharing, fault tolerant , hot-swappable power supplies.  Whereas the Nexus 7018 switch can hold up to four load sharing, fault tolerant, hot-swappable...


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