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Cisco Catalyst 8000 Series Edge Platforms vs Juniper SSR 100 Series

Cisco Catalyst 8000 Series Edge Platforms vs Juniper SSR 100 Series

Connection to the cloud has transformed network traffic flow immensely. However, traditional wide area networks (WANs) are not automated, lack visibility, and are too complex and inflexible to be used for cloud applications.

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How Cisco ASR 9000 Routers Meet the Needs of Large-Scale Networks

How Cisco ASR 9000 Routers Meet the Needs of Large-Scale Networks

The ever-increasing demand for low-latency, high bandwidth, and low-cost networks that support complex networking applications has led to the rapid enhancement and retooling of networking infrastructure to meet consumer demand.

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Learn the Packet Delivery Process (Host-to-Host Communication) - Pt. 2

Learn the Packet Delivery Process (Host-to-Host Communication) - Pt. 2

In every network, data packets are exchanged among hosts through numerous networking devices along the traffic path, such as switches, routers, and firewalls among other devices, so you can comfortably perform your daily tasks. Although the traffic transfer happens instantly, the host …

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Exploring Routing Functions and the Purpose of the Routing Table

Exploring Routing Functions and the Purpose of the Routing Table

For everyday network operations and proper exchange of data throughout the enterprise environment, routing functionality must be implemented on Layer 3 devices. This functionality is usually performed on routers, although it can also be provided by other devices such as firewalls and …

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What Is a GRE Tunnel and How Do You Configure One?

What Is a GRE Tunnel and How Do You Configure One?

Generic Routing Encapsulation (GRE) is a tunneling protocol for exchanging encapsulated data packets over an established tunnel. In other words, GRE creates a virtual point-to-point link between two devices in separate networks that need to communicate with each other.` The whole proc …

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Back to the Basics: Is Static or Dynamic Routing Better?

The TL;DR of this question: Neither. They're just different. Read on to learn when to use each routing solution. Routers are an essential piece of hardware in networks. They preserve the knowledge of the network topology and use that information to forward packets to each destination. …

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OSPF Configuration (Pt. 2) – Misc. Features and Multi-Area Configuration

OSPF Configuration Guide (Part 2) – Misc. Features and Multi-Area Configuration

OSPF can be implemented by using two different approaches, single-area or multi-area deployment. In a single-area design, all routers are part of the same area and are an appropriate option for small networks. Let’s not forget that in such a scenario many link-state advertisements (LS …

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OSPF Configuration (Part 1) – The Basics and Single-Area Configuration

OSPF Configuration Guide (Part 1) – The Basics and Single-Area Configuration

For uninterrupted network connectivity and knowledge of every single part of the network topology, the usage of dynamic routing protocols is an inevitable step. Unless there is a point-to-point or a hub-and-spoke topology where static routing is a proper fit, in any other network type …

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