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The Art of Network Architecture: Applying Modularity
By Denise Donohue, Russ White
May 12, 2014
This chapter focuses on why we use specific design patterns to implement modularity, discussing specifically why we should use hierarchical design to create a modular network design, why we should use overlay networks to create virtualization, and the results of virtualization as a mechanism to provide modularity.
Cisco Networking Academy's Introduction to Scaling Networks
By Cisco Networking Academy
Apr 17, 2014
This chapter introduces strategies that can be used to systematically design a highly functional network, such as the hierarchical network design model, the Cisco Enterprise Architecture, and appropriate device selections.
IPv6 Translation and Tunneling Technologies
By Sean Wilkins
Jun 26, 2013
With the exhaustion of the IPv4 addressing space quickly approaching, it has become a high priority for organizations to begin their own deployments of IPv6. This can be accomplished in a number of different ways. This article examines specific methods and how they can be used to support an IPv6 deployment.
IPv6 Tunneling Technology Configuration
By Sean Wilkins
Jun 26, 2013
This article focuses on the basic configuration of available IPv6 tunneling technologies for Cisco networks.
Eight Cool Things You Probably Donโ€™t Know About Data Centers
By Douglas Alger
Sep 27, 2012
Doug Alger, author of The Art of the Data Center, discusses eight cool things most people donโ€™t realize about Data Centers in this InformIT exclusive audio segment.
IPv6: What's the Problem?
By David Chisnall
Apr 27, 2011
David Chisnall continues to look at the problems facing people attempting to deploy IPv6. This week's article looks at various bugs and limitations in existing systems, which cause problems when rolling out IPv6.
IPv6: Are We Nearly There Yet?
By David Chisnall
Apr 22, 2011
Since the IANA ran out of addresses, IPv6 adoption has gone from being useful to being essential. But still only a small fraction of the Internet is accessible via the newer protocol. David Chisnall examines some of the reasons for the delay in widespread adoption.
Achieving Nomadicity: Accessing the Internet Anytime, Anywhere
By Kevin Shatzkamer, Mark Grayson, Klaas Wierenga
Mar 11, 2011
This chapter explains the key concepts that make it possible for users and devices to gain access to IP networks and IP-based applications that are offered by others than their own operator.
Introduction to Cisco NX-OS
By David Jansen, Kevin Corbin, Ron Fuller
Jul 19, 2010
This chapter provides an introduction and overview of NX-OS and a comparison between traditional IOS and NX-OS configurations and terminology.
Analyzing the Cisco Enterprise Campus Architecture
By Balaji Sivasubramanian, Erum Frahim, Richard Froom
Jul 15, 2010
This chapter introduces you to the concepts of enterprise campus designs, along with an implementation process that can ensure a successful campus network deployment.
Cisco Data Center Virtualization Server Architectures
By Roger Andersson, Silvano Gai, Tommi Salli
Jul 1, 2010
This chapter examines processor, memory, and I/O subsystems with particular reference to servers built according to the IA-32, often generically called x86 architecture.
Installing and Testing Copper Cabling in LANs
By Neal Allen
Oct 27, 2009
This chapter describes issues related to installing and testing copper physical media for use in local area networks, primarily twisted-pair cabling.
I/O Consolidation in the Data Center
By Claudio DeSanti, Silvano Gai
Sep 23, 2009
This chapter explains the benefits and challenges of designing physical infrastructure to simultaneously carry multiple types of traffic.
Using Static IP Addresses on Your Network
By Eric Geier
Sep 14, 2009
Eric Geier helps you discover ways to convert from dynamic to static addresses on your network.
Green Data Center Design and Build Strategies
By Douglas Alger
Aug 12, 2009
This chapter discusses methods for limiting the environmental impact that occurs during the construction of a Data Center.
Offloading Traditional Mobile Networks with IP
By Kevin Shatzkamer, Mark Grayson, Scott Wainner
Jun 23, 2009
This chapter discusses pseudowire transport mechanisms used to provide a bridge between the legacy TDM systems and All IP systems on mobile networks.
Collaboration Is Key for Green IT
By John Lamb
Apr 17, 2009
Collaboration among many stakeholders is a must for green data center technology. John Lamb describes how to help make this collaboration happen.
The Importance of Green IT
By John Lamb
Apr 17, 2009
John Lamb explains the basic environmental impact of IT and lays the foundation for solutions to those problems.
Structuring and Modularizing the Network with Cisco Enterprise Architecture
By Diane Teare
Jun 12, 2008
This chapter introduces a modular hierarchical approach to network design, the Cisco Enterprise Architecture.
Imagining an Open Network
By David Chisnall
Apr 18, 2008
David Chisnall examines what an open network would look like and how one could be built.

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