When deciding on direction, tools, and ultimately purchases related to IT in an organization, it is very easy to get caught up in trends and buzzwords. Every product and service can quickly become the “next best thing” and you don’t want to be left in the dust, right? I do believe that in order toContinue reading “Opinion Post: “Intelligent” Direction”
Last week, I was able to attend a fair amount of the virtual Cisco Live US 2020 event. I wanted to share my thoughts around the social aspect of virtual versus physical conferences. Up until now, I have only attended one Cisco Live US event and that was in Las Vegas in 2017. I rememberContinue reading “Virtual Conferences – A Social Aspect”
I am currently working toward achieving the CCNP Enterprise certification. I thought it might be fun and interesting (relatively speaking) to create blog posts around some of the topics I am covering throughout my preparation. I recently spent some time going over virtual routing and forwarding (VRF). Up until now, I haven’t had a lotContinue reading “Learning Log – VRF”
Disclaimer: There is a fair amount of my opinion in this post. I welcome feedback, especially on anything that doesn’t seem right. When discussing and thinking about campus networking, I go back and forth on where the L2/L3 boundary should be placed. In a traditional three tier architecture of core, distribution, and access, how farContinue reading “Conversation Starter: Route Where You Can, Switch Where You Must?”
When so much effort and pressure are put on designing and implementing strong technology solutions, in my opinion, it’s easy to neglect having visibility into those solutions once they are implemented. While competent design and implementation are important, having access to insight and analytics into the system once the design is in production is justContinue reading “Opinion Post: Don’t Forget your Eyesight”
[Factinion Definition: A combination of facts (or at least statements that I believe to be facts) along with my opinions (with which you may agree or disagree). Background: I am currently on the new CCNP track. One topic that is covered in my studies is Multiple Spanning Tree Protocol. MSTP is something that I’ve seenContinue reading “Factinion: Multiple Spanning Tree”
One of the post styles that I will probably frequent will be titled beginning with the phrase “Factinion”. These posts will be a combination of facts (or at least statements that I believe to be facts) along with my opinions (with which you may agree or disagree). I hope you enjoy.
I am completely new to WordPress and blogging and have no idea what I’m doing. I was inspired by a few in the worldwide network infrastructure community to start a blog to share my thoughts and spark conversation. Hopefully, it will be interesting to look back on this post in the near future and seeContinue reading “No Idea”