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Software-Defined Networks .. A Primer

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SDN, Software-Defined Networking, the trending technology that some friends/colleagues of mine like to refer to it as “Still Does Nothing”. Let’s see if it does some thing. SDN has been a market hype for few years now.  Out of laziness, I ignored it in the beginning then I had to catch up a bit later and learn what was exactly going on.  From who I know many engineers have taken the same path and are still ignoring SDN, probably out of the feeling that we have enough to learn something new. Lately, SDN has been reduced to a buzzword that …

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So You Wanna be a Network Engineer?

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If you aspire to become a network engineer, this post is going to guide you in making up your mind. Read through. From the outside, the whole information technology profession can seem mysterious. Mentioning IT summons various images ranging from artificially lit cubicle farms to young professionals roller skating through well decorated lounge spaces that feel more like a coffee shop than a work place. Both are valid, and examples of both can be found in different environments, but they don’t exactly reflect reality Probably one of these images seem attractive to you and for some reason you want to …

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What can you learn in 5 minutes a day !

I  believe in minimalism and what small focused actions can make for a person and small steps is what Juniper learning bytes is all about. Learning bytes is an online learning resource launched last year by Juniper education services organization as a free service. The nice thing about the learning bytes is that they are focused, short and concise videos that give you a a quick idea about a certain technology, feature or configuration in about 10 minutes  or less and they are created by Juniper’s educational services team right to you. Here is a good byte, not just because my …

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The Importance of Networking

Networking is constantly being promoted throughout a huge range of industries, and is generally being seen as more valuable than ever before. However, all too often, it can be swept under the carpet. Those of us who work with technical industries can be particularly prone to not making the most of our networking opportunities. However, here’s a quick remind of why it can be so important. You may encounter a huge number of people within your current profession that it can be worth keeping in touch with. With most work places offering reliable INTERNET access provided by companies at sites …

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7 Actions to get your network ready for IPv6

IPv4 is depleting so fast and time comes to get ready for IPv6. IPv6 may come to real life by 2012/2013. I am making a big claim here and I think I need to back it up with some facts: IPv4 address space is estimated to deplete somewhere in 2011. Check this Report. U.S government agencies are ready for IPv6 since June 2008. Large service providers are IPv6 ready or being ready now. Google your service provider. Content providers are preparing for IPv6. Google is one of the leaders in this transition. Just do a simple search to see the …

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I’m not the only one intrested in Huawie strategies

Yesterday I had a post named “What do you think of Huawei?“; I am interested in their business strategies trying to gain a better understanding of the Telecom market dynamics, but it seems that I am not the only one interested in them. Please read the following two part research and know about the Chinese ART of WAR. ACG Research on Huawei, Chinese business culture and the Art of War. and ACG Research on Huawei vs. network equipment vendors. Enjoy !! ACG Research on Huawei vs. network equipment vendors

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