Tag: network modernization

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Networks

Viewing the Network as an Ecosystem


Many of us have or currently operate in a stovepipe or silo IT environment. For some, this may just be a way of professional life. But regardless of how the organizational structure is put together, having a wide and full understanding of any environment …


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Networks

The Complexity Conundrum


The person I mentioned in my last two blog posts was back, and I didn’t even bother asking them why. Honestly, I wasn’t sure whether they were here for the technical descriptions or the creative analogies, but I gave the next one my best shot. …


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Networks Security

Who Protects the Protectors?


Remember the person in my last post who asked me to describe a load balancer? They came back and asked about ASAs. I’m not sure if they really wanted to know, or if they just liked to see me lose my cool and say …


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Systems

The Software Arms Race: Do You Even Upgrade?


After you’ve installed your new storage systems and migrated your data onto them, life slows down a bit. Freshly installed systems shouldn’t throw any hardware errors in the first stages of their lifecycle, apart from a drive that doesn’t fully realize it’s DOA. Software …


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Networks Security

5 Fundamental Strategies for Cybersecurity


Here’s an interesting article from my colleague Joe Kim, in which he offers suggestions to reduce cybersecurity vulnerabilities. Agencies should focus on the basics to protect against attacks The government’s effort to balance cybersecurity with continued innovation was underscored in late 2016 with the …