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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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Best Practices for Switch Stacking Configuration

Switch Stacking Configuration Best Practices

What Is Switch Stacking? Switch Stacking physically connects multiple switches into one logical switch. The switches will appear as one and interact together as if they were one large switch. Traditionally, when additional ports were needed, you would have to upgrade to a larger switc …

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Comparing Market Leaders: Cisco and Arista Switches

Cisco Catalyst and Arista access switches comparison

In this rapidly-changing world, the demands of universal mobility, evolving IoT, cloud adoption, and rapidly advancing security threats force IT managers to rethink how their networks are designed and implemented. Enterprises worldwide are replacing their legacy systems with new and e …

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Fortinet FortiSwitch Overview and Comparison With Cisco 2960X

Fortinet FortiSwitch comparison featured image with PivIT branding and an image of the unit

The world is rapidly changing. The demands of everywhere mobility, evolving IoT, cloud adoption, and rapidly advancing security threats make IT managers rethink how their networks are designed and implemented. Much like IT managers having to rethink their networks, OEMs are doing thei …

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The Highly Scalable Cisco Catalyst 9300 Series Chassis Switch

Cisco Catalyst 9300 Series Chassis Switch technical information

Cisco announces the Catalyst 9300 Series Chassis Switch as the new generation fixed access Power over Ethernet (PoE) and Non-PoE switch built for security, IoT, and the cloud. In this article, we will find out the inside scoop on the Cisco Catalyst 9300 Series Switches.

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Head-To-Head With the Cisco Catalyst 4500 vs. 9400 Chassis Switches

cisco catalyst comparison 4500 versus 9400

The next generation enterprise switching platform is here! The Cisco Catalyst 9400 Chassis Switch merges high-security features with an efficient, yet powerful performance. But what if you have installed the older Cisco 4500 Chassis Switch and are there any benefits to upgrading?

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A Quick Guide to the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch

The Cisco Nexus 7000 series of switches are the epitome of modular data center-class products, offering the highest level of scalability from the smallest to the largest data centers. In addition, the Cisco Nexus 7000 comes in a multiple slot chassis ranging from a 4-slot to an 18-slo …

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Arista Breaks to the Edge with the Cognitive Campus 720XP Leaf Switch

Bake-offs have been taken to a new level in the past decade. The Great British Bake Off has stormed people’s households with Mary Berry, Paul Hollywood, and Prue Leith. Today, we aren’t talking about the bake-offs that result in a sweet pastry or delicious dessert, but rather a bake-o …

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