• How can my home computer in Hawaii talk to my friend’s computer in Holland? The short answer is standards. By using the same standards rules on both of those computers, you and your friend (and...

  • The explosion of data, its criticality, and business’ growing dependency on digital information are leading to larger and more complex information storage environments that are increasingly challenging to manage. IT/storage managers and storage professionals across...

  • Configuring a wireless lab for study and testing capabilities is a bit more involved than you might think at first glance. Most of the requirements take place on the management devices, but the underlying switch...

  • Ask a hundred people, and you’ll get close to that many different answers. Most answers come from the person’s experience with networks at work, at home or both. In spite of those variations in experience,...

  • The best way to learn is to engage in hands-on practice using real equipment in a non-production environment. Having crashed a few networks in my time, I can tell you that having the freedom to...

  • Previously, I talked about the logical and physical steps to building a basic certification lab, concentrating mostly on the CCENT/CCNA Routing and Switching level. Once you have that set of certifications under your belt, there...

  • Hotspot 2.0 and the Next Generation Hotspot initiatives are possibly the most exciting areas of wireless progress occurring in 2012. For starters, these developments have a worldwide scope of influence. The technologies that come to...

  • For us wireless folks that aren’t stellar routing and switching guys, one of the most daunting network tasks is integrating our WLAN infrastructure with the existing wired infrastructure and its services. Understanding wired design topics...

  • This is a story about how a hospital in Illinois used Juniper to build a more robust and efficient network. The town of Ottawa in north-central Illinois has a long history of providing quality healthcare....

  • Demand for skilled professionals is strong in many areas of IT as companies seek to address new demands, such as the growing use of cloud computing and mobile devices, while keeping hardware and software systems...