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January 09, 2019
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...
December 11, 2018
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...
November 08, 2018
  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 “...
July 11, 2018
Juniper MX Series is one of the preferred choices for my customers looking for robust Edge Routing with scalability in a modular form-factor. While most users understand the basic functionality of the product line, the granular variations in card features can be very daunting to wrap your head...
Brocade ICX6610 front highTerabit Systems
July 02, 2018
Brocade has delivered another solid offering for users looking for both scalability and options at their access layer. While similar initially to the FCX product line, the ICX comes in a number of differing flavors to suit most any need and budget. Rather than get lost in the matrix of models and...
Cooling your Juniper MX Router
June 07, 2018
Have you seen your MX240, MX480 or MX960 send out a chassis alarm in regard to temperature warnings or overheating? Yellow alarms and red alarms are an indication your router is exceeding healthy temperature thresholds. Heed this warning and avoid costly damage down the line. To run a check on...