Tech Corner / Switches
Your Guide to Switching Mechanisms — and Why They’re Important
by PivIT Global on Mar 14, 2023 7:00:00 AM
Switches play a crucial role in each network regardless of their size. They’re a fundamental building block for any network, connecting devices. Besides the support they provide for end devices to gain network access, they are also responsible for exchanging frames and performing filt …
Auto Risk Mitigation With Arista 720XP Switch Series
by PivIT Global on Dec 27, 2022 7:11:00 AM
The Internet of Things (IoT) has dramatically shifted how society connects to the world. Globally, there has been tremendous growth in the number of (and need for) connected devices.
Accelerate Network Services with the Arista Cognitive Unified Edge
by PivIT Global on Oct 18, 2022 7:11:00 AM
Commercial businesses face the same challenges as larger enterprises, including evolving security threats, segregated management solutions, and the need for agile problem identification and resolution. However, they are often short-staffed and have low budgets.
4 Steps of Private VLAN Configuration (Back to Basics)
by PivIT Global on Oct 13, 2022 7:06:00 AM
Sometimes network and business requirements in organizations demand Layer 2 traffic isolation between devices connected to the same physical switch while being part of the same Layer 3 segment or VLAN. A solution is to provide one VLAN per device (per customer in service providers). H …
In-Depth Exploration of the Cloud-Native Design of Aruba CX Switches
by PivIT Global on Sep 29, 2022 7:01:00 AM
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.
Must-Have Port Security: Simple but Efficient Layer 2 Protection
by PivIT Global on Sep 20, 2022 7:02:00 AM
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?
Arista 7800R3 Series Battle It Out With Juniper QFX Series Switches
by PivIT Global on Sep 8, 2022 7:05:00 AM
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.
The Importance of Layer 3 Redundancy: Understanding HSRP – Pt. 2
by PivIT Global on Aug 16, 2022 7:11:00 AM
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 …