Network Design Decisions Go Both Ways
Network design should reflect business goals. But it's also important to anticipate how your technology decisions will affect the business moving forward.
Switched Networks Vs. Dedicated Links
Direct links run much faster than traditional switched networks. Using software-defined networking with dedicated links can help in the quest for storage bandwidth.
SDN & Breaking The VLAN Contract
Software-defined networking disrupts the VLAN approach to network security. We need to embrace change and seize the opportunities SDN offers to improve enterprise security.
The Network Complexity Conundrum
Using complexity to deal with uncertainty in a network design will make a network more fragile. The challenge is finding a balance.
Cisco ACI Making Progress
Since it launched last fall, Cisco's Application Centric Infrastructure has attracted a number of early adopters and a growing partner ecosystem, but Cisco still has a lot of work ahead to accelerate ACI adoption.