Refurbished Networking Equipment: An Insider’s Look into the Process

Making the investment to update your networking equipment can be expensive. Coupled with the fact that you likely aren’t working with an unlimited IT budget, it can feel like an even bigger expense. This can be especially true if you’ve always purchased new equipment. Equipment that is seen as reliable, high-performing, and backed with a […]

7 Benefits of Buying Refurbished Networking Equipment

Like with most things we purchase, it can be tempting to run out and buy the latest and greatest. Whether it’s cars, appliances, or networking equipment, it’s easy to get drawn in by all the shiny bells and whistles that new equipment has to offer. That is until you take a look at the price […]

Monitoring Hybrid Networks

Network monitoring is more complicated than ever. Most large enterprises have internal networks including LANs and WANs, and cloud storage as well, in private clouds, public clouds or hybrid clouds. This new network architecture makes it possible for businesses to move faster. However, managing and monitoring complex networks can be a challenge. Traditional network monitoring […]

Designing A Carbon Neutral Network

Minimizing your carbon footprint is a popular topic these days, both from an environmental perspective and a financial one, in the form of energy costs. When you’re running a network, you may be more concerned with performance than the energy the equipment uses. However, there are ways to reduce energy consumption while maintaining high levels […]

Benchmarking Your Network Performance

As organizations come to rely more on network performance for daily business functions, it’s essential to know how well your network is performing. A simple network test or ping test can tell you what your upload and download speed is at a given moment. However, without a baseline or benchmark to compare it to, you […]

VoIP Troubleshooting

While Voice-over-IP (VoIP) telecom systems have been around for years, they still encounter issues from time to time. VoIP systems rely on the internet and are therefore vulnerable to interruption or outage when network issues occur, such as latency, packet loss and jitter. When you run into issues that take down one of the main […]

Is Cisco StackWise the Right Virtualization Technology for You

Recently, we’ve discussed the pros and cons of virtualization, how it compares to the cloud, and how to plan for it. In this post, we’ll explore Cisco’s StackWise Virtual technology; what it is, how it works, and whether it’s right for your enterprise. So, What Is It? The StackWise technology has been around for some […]

Is the Enterprise Due for a Linux Takeover

Linux has gained a strong following for being open source and customizable, but when we think of the enterprise, it’s Windows that comes to mind. Red Hat is changing that. Microsoft’s operating system has been dominant in the enterprise space since the 1990s, but behind the scenes, Linux, and especially Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), […]

How to Maintain Your Enterprise Network Hardware

Regular maintenance of your enterprise network equipment will keep each device running efficiently, prevent failure, and increase its lifespan. Plus, the increased uptime of well-maintained network equipment saves time and money. Your staff saves time by avoiding frequent troubleshooting and repairs, while your company saves money by getting the most out of their hardware investment. […]