Network segmentation has long been used to separate networks into subnetworks, or segments, in order to improve performance and security. With the increased use of virtualization, software-defined networking, and software-defined data center technology, network segmentation has been taken a step further, and micro-segmentation has emerged. What Is Micro-segmentation? Network segmentation is achieved through firewall and […]
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While the names might sound similar, Cisco’s ASR and ISR router series were created to address the distinct routing needs of different customers. Learn more about each router series so you can be confident that you’re choosing the right router for your organization. What Is ASR? ASR stands for Aggregation Services Router. Routers in this […]
An exploit is a type of cyberattack that capitalizes on vulnerabilities in applications, networks, or hardware. It is usually introduced into code during development and is unknown to software vendors, researchers, and the public. Once identified, exploits are categorized according to the type of vulnerability they exploit, such as zero-day, DoS, or spoofing. Cybercriminals use […]
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 […]
Managing DNS servers may seem like a basic task for a network administrator, but there are plenty of opportunities for things to go wrong. Without a reliable DNS, business applications such as email, web services, and VoIP cannot function. Poorly managed or improperly configured DNS servers can cause network slowdowns that are felt by all […]
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 […]
As computing demands increase and IT budgets remain tight, it’s essential to get the maximum return on your investment. Choosing a server that suits your needs today and can continue to serve your needs in the future will help you get the most for your money. So, what do you need to know to select […]
What happens when 36 people put their minds together and wish for perfect outdoor conditions? A rough weather day including both torrential downpour and scorching sunlight of course. The difference is, nothing was going to stop us from carrying out our Annual Summit Lawn Bowling Tournament this year. The gloves (and shoes) would be coming […]
Any time you have a server that isn’t being used to capacity, or maybe isn’t used at all; you have server waste. Data centers often have servers that are underused, or perhaps aren’t needed. However, these underutilized servers still require power and cooling. When considered across the data center, this can add up to a […]
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 […]