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May 07, 2015
With rising demands on core infrastructure, the straightforward CAM partitions (that’s Content Addressable Memory for newbs) we used to rely on have become wobbly solutions at best, and head-scratching disasters at worst. As straight IPv4 tables give way to dual stacking with VPN and MPLS...
April 14, 2015
Brocade SAN switches have always used a Ports-on-Demand (POD) licensing model, where ports can be activated by applying a POD license. This model is also used in their IP product line, most prominently in the Brocade ICX and VDX series switches. The concept is simple: all ports are physically...
April 02, 2015
A lot of our customers ask about what key differences there are in the Juniper MX Series routers, when evaluating the MX960BASE and PREMIUM models. For starters, settle on a specific model with part numbers to illustrate; in this case we’ll use the MX960 which is Juniper’s most dense...
March 18, 2015
  Juniper SCB Differences Escape from Switch Mountain If it takes a Sherpa to guide us through the various MX Series bundles, it takes a miner to figure out what the parts do. Take the Switch Control Boards (SBC) on those units. There’s an SCB, an SCBE (“E” for “...
March 11, 2015
Juniper’s MX Series BASE, PREMIUM, PREMIUM2, and PREMIUM3: What’s the Difference? Climbing the Juniper MX Series Mountain   We’re often asked “What are the differences among the PREM, PREM2, and PREM3 versions on the Juniper MX Series?” It’s a pretty good...
January 29, 2015
Sometimes, everything that needs to be said is already floating around on the internet, likely written by someone far more intelligent and informed. This case is no exception. Here’s a gem of an article by the Networking Nerd that covers the greatness of the Brocade ICX6610 Switch. Here are...