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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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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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