Category: Hardware


Pay Attention to Throughput / Oversubscription

May 10, 2018

Via: NetCraftsmen

In some recent design situations, I’ve spent some time looking at routers and firewalls, looking for some fairly hefty performance characteristics. That’s where it became quite clear (if it wasn’t clear enough already), that router and firewall performance costs a […]

Hardware, Software

Bringing software-defined networking to the data center

May 7, 2018

Via: RCR Wireless News

The long-term vision of 5G includes network slicing–using virtualized network functions and software-defined networking (SDN) to enable operator networks to automatically create service-specific data pipes that precisely meet the needs of a particular application. Enterprise users get the ability to […]


US group separates on-chip optics and electronics

April 24, 2018


MIT, Berkeley and BU team integrates components into existing chips enables optimization of photonics away from electronics. A team of researchers led by groups at MIT, the University of California at Berkeley, and Boston University have announced what they are […]


How Do You Get Information from Network Devices?

April 3, 2018

Via: ipSpace

One of the biggest challenges of network automation is getting usable information from network devices… or as asked by a student in my Building Network Automation Solutions online course in the course Slack team: How do I get specific information […]

Hardware, Software

Cradlepoint extends SD-WAN to first responders with new router

February 23, 2018

Via: RCR Wireless News

Cradlepoint unveiled a solution package for its NetCloud service, which includes a new router intended to bring the benefits of software-defined wide area networks (SD-WAN) to first responders and related fleet-based organizations. First responders rely on 4G LTE technology to […]


5 top hardware-based Wi-Fi test tools

February 2, 2018

Via: ITWorld Networking

Software tools for testing Wi-Fi can run on a laptop, but dedicated hardware tools offer the convenience of a sometimes less cumbersome form-factor that are compact enough to fit in the pouch of a laptop bag. This article looks at […]


Synchronize Network Management Parameters across Network Devices

January 23, 2018

Via: ipSpace

While I have stock homework assignments prepared for every module of the Building Network Automation Solutions online course I always encourage the students to pick a challenge from their production network and solve it during the course. Pavel Rovnov decided […]


Google to expand cloud infrastructure with undersea cables

January 17, 2018

Via: RCR Wireless News

Google announced Tuesday it is expanding its global infrastructure with the addition of three new submarine fiber-optic cables and five new cloud computing regions to be launched later this year. The five new areas Google is adding to its infrastructure […]


What to do about internet-connected toys?

January 4, 2018

Via: CSO

This holiday season, the Internet of Toys brings a new twist to the world of technology and children. While the connectivity and “intelligence” of these new and exciting interactive toys are amazing, they are also their greatest weakness. It’s important to be […]

Featured, Hardware

What to consider when searching for the best NAS

October 5, 2017

Via: James Hughes

Network attached storage or NAS is a technology that functions as a network node in a box. Without implying the same complexity of a file server, this storage system has a greater storage capacity and network administrators (and applications or […]