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November 7, 2009  12:59 AM

Is SLA a dirty word?

rivkalittle Rivka Little Profile: rivkalittle

Networking teams are increasingly asked to provide internal Service Level Agreements (SLAs) – which are not easy to create or live up to. Implementing ITIL v3 strategies may make it easier to provide internal SLAs, but at this point ITIL is often more theory than it is practice in the...

November 5, 2009  11:28 PM

Open source network monitoring tools: Benefits and a few challenges

rivkalittle Rivka Little Profile: rivkalittle

Network monitoring tools have grown over the past couple of years to meet the needs of networking engineers, but often nothing fits the bill quite like an open source tool that enables tailor-made configuration and parameters. Still, these tools can also lead network engineers to be mired in...


August 18, 2009  8:43 PM

Network considerations for virtualizing your SMB

Tessa Parmenter Tessa Parmenter Profile: Tessa Parmenter

At Burton Group’s Catalyst conference 2009, Matt Lavallee of MLS Property Information Network presented a case study in enterprise virtualization on an SMB budget. Since server...

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July 30, 2009  5:55 PM

Are wireless LANs reliable and secure enough for the healthcare industry?

Tessa Parmenter Tessa Parmenter Profile: Tessa Parmenter

Persistent, reliable and secure wireless LANs (WLANs) remain the top concern for networking professionals across all verticals. However, John Gaede, Director of Information Systems at El Centro Regional Medical Center (ECRMC), has presented a compelling case to use it in the health care industry...


July 13, 2009  4:10 PM

Nortel out, Cisco in, as 2012 London Olympics sponsor

Shamus McGillicuddy Shamus McGillicuddy Profile: Shamus McGillicuddy

As E.T. would say, "Ouch." Nortel received another black eye this week when the organizers of the 2012 London Summer Olympics announced that it has replaced the bankrupt Canadian company with Cisco as...


June 5, 2009  5:55 PM

Soon-to-be-ex-Senator Norm Coleman’s next job: Network engineer?

Shamus McGillicuddy Shamus McGillicuddy Profile: Shamus McGillicuddy

We don't spend a lot of time talking politics on The Network Hub, but I can't resist this one. Sen. Norm Coleman (R-Minn.), who lost his re-election bid to comedian Al Franken and who has spent the last six months litigating the election results in Minnesota's courts, was caught on tape at some...


May 28, 2009  9:17 PM

Interop: NetScout demos location-based wireless LAN troubleshooting

Shamus McGillicuddy Shamus McGillicuddy Profile: Shamus McGillicuddy

At Interop, NetScout announced the integration of its Sniffer Global network analyzer product with Cisco's Mobility Services Engine. This integration gives network managers...


May 28, 2009  7:31 PM

Interop: Fibre Channel over Ethernet demo by Ethernet Alliance

Shamus McGillicuddy Shamus McGillicuddy Profile: Shamus McGillicuddy

While walking the floor at Interop Las Vegas last week, I met with Brad Booth, chairman of the Ethernet Alliance, who demonstrated Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE). In this video, you can see how the Ethernet Alliance used priority flow...

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May 15, 2009  8:35 PM

IEEE basics: Standards, wireless technology make communication convenient

Ron Richard Profile: Ron Richard

During the IEEE 125th anniversary celebration on Monday, I had the pleasure of meeting IEEE President John Vig and shooting a brief video with him. Here, Vig discusses how the IEEE is involved in promoting standards of interoperability, and the importance of technological contributions made by...


February 26, 2009  9:38 PM

NetApp takes viral YouTube marketing to another level.

Shamus McGillicuddy Shamus McGillicuddy Profile: Shamus McGillicuddy

The intersection between geek culture and hip hop has a long, vibrant history and has brought us many cherished pop culture moments. 0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend


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