Tech Corner / Switches
by PivIT Global on Jun 29, 2023 7:00:00 AM
A switch is an essential component of any network. While Layer 2 switches have been used for ages now, Layer 3 switches are gaining popularity in the data center industry, mainly because of the broad implementation of VLAN.
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 …
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.
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.
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 …
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.
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?
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.