Last Chance at Chassis Switch Saloon

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In recent network designs, the big, hot and heavy chassis switch has become the last option for a number of reasons. Switch Performance and Capacity. Port Density In the past, the most common decision for buying a chassis has been port density. A chassis backplane provides a high speed connection for the line cards to […]

Rant: Oh, You Want It To Work As Well ?

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When we spend millions of dollars on a network product we don’t actually expect it to work. That’s why it is completely normal to see job advertisement for a 5 day contract engagement to perform a validation that product doesn’t have any bugs. Think about the cost incurred by this company to check if this Cisco Nexus is actually fit for purpose.

Dictionary: Bra-padding

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Bra-padding is a term used to describe fluff marketing pieces about some relatively minor advance in product or technology. Mostly favoured by large incumbent technology vendors like EMC, Cisco etc who have an over-abundance of marketing people who need something to occupy their time.