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In-Depth Exploration of the Cloud-Native Design of Aruba CX Switches

In-Depth Exploration of the Cloud-Native Design of Aruba CX Switches - Delivering the Requirements of Modern Networks

Today’s enterprise networks have significantly evolved into complex systems with the need for requirements such as automation, scalability, high availability, and ultra-low latency. These requirements were not imperative for legacy networks.

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Must-Have Port Security: Simple but Efficient Layer 2 Protection

Must-Have Port Security: Simple but Efficient Layer 2 Protection

A switch port is the main entrance into a network and should have adequate security to combat potential threats. A large network could have thousands of access ports distributed across a campus or building. Are all your ports, used and unused, protected from unauthorized access?

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Arista 7800R3 Series Battle It Out With Juniper QFX Series Switches

Arista 7800R3 Series Battle It Out With Juniper QFX Series Switches

Data centers play a crucial role as the foundation of modern software technology. The evolution of data centers has led to the change from a three-tier architecture to a two-tier Clos network-based spine-and-leaf architecture.

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The Importance of Layer 3 Redundancy: Understanding HSRP – Pt. 2

The Importance of Layer 3 Redundancy: Understanding HSRP – Pt. 2

The Hot Standby Router Protocol (HSRP) is a Cisco proprietary redundancy protocol. It allows several Layer 3 switches or routers to work together in an HSRP group and appear as a single virtual device to endpoints. Because of this approach, endpoints always have a functional default g …

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The Importance of Layer 3 Redundancy: Understanding HSRP – Pt. 1

The Importance of Layer 3 Redundancy: Understanding HSRP – Pt. 1

Providing Layer 3 redundancy is crucial for uninterrupted network services and communications in enterprise networks. This approach provides hardware redundancy in the event of a device failure. It offers various alternative routing paths throughout the network.

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A Complete Guide To Improving Redundancy with EtherChannel Technology

A Complete Guide To Improving Redundancy with EtherChannel Technology

"Big data" is a buzzword you may have encountered before in recent years. It is a term that describes large, hard-to-manage volumes of data (structured and unstructured) that can be analyzed for insights that improve business decisions. The rapid progress of bandwidth-intensive applic …

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The Complete Solutions Guide to a Redundant Switched Topology – Pt. 2

The Complete Solutions Guide to a Redundant Switched Topology – Pt. 2

We've all experienced the frustrations of a popular application, such as Slack, Microsoft Teams, or other SaaS products going down due to network issues. Many of these applications and services have stringent network requirements, so their networks must support uninterrupted communica …

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The Complete Solutions Guide to a Redundant Switched Topology – Pt. 1

The Complete Solutions Guide to a Redundant Switched Topology – Pt. 1

Network redundancy provides multiple paths for traffic so that network communications remain functional even during a failure. A network failure can occur due to a faulty device/link or a network attack (e.g., DDoS, man-in-the-middle attacks, ARP spoofing, etc.). Relying on just one d …

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