March 27, 2023
What Is a Network Switch?
When you have multiple devices in a network that have to “talk” to one another, you need a network switch. It’s a device that assists in the transfer of data from one device to another device on a wired network connection. In a household, you have internet service coming into your modem and router. That’s […]
March 20, 2023
What Is a Universal Routing Platform?
Cloud computing grew by more than 600% between 2010 and 2020, and about 90% of businesses out there rely on the cloud. Google Drive and Dropbox are two of the biggest cloud storage services in the world, but there are many others. Have you ever stopped to consider the behind-the-scenes world of all of the […]
July 22, 2022
Spine-leaf Architecture vs Traditional Architecture
Understanding the difference between spine-leaf architecture vs traditional architecture is foundational to selecting, organizing, and optimizing data center network topology for performance, capacity, speed, and scalability. The difference between the two is straightforward: traditional architecture uses a three-tier model, whereas spine-leaf architecture operates on a two-tier model. This article will fully explore the difference between […]
February 11, 2022
What is IT Asset Disposition?
Understanding IT asset disposition (ITAD) is a critical part of complying with data privacy and security regulations. Securely disposing of outdated and inoperable networking equipment is essential for any organization, including hosting companies, service providers and cable operators that rely on large-scale networking equipment. So, what is ITAD, and what does it mean for you? […]
February 11, 2022
Juniper SRX5K MPC, MIC, and IOC Guide
The Juniper SRX5400, SRX5600, and the SRX5800 gateways support a wide range of modular port concentrators (MPCs), modular interface cards (MICs), and I/O cards (IOCs). To help you figure out which line cards may make the most sense for your specific networking needs, we’ve put together this in-depth guide to Juniper SRX5K MPCs, MICs, and […]
January 05, 2022
Data Center Best Practices Checklist
Our data center best practices checklist will provide you with the tools you need to maintain your availability and your networking equipment. Data center operations best practices include cable management, power management, temperature control, rack layout and maintenance. Following best practices will not only maximize your uptime and keep your equipment running; it will also […]
January 05, 2022
MPC4 vs MPC5 vs MPC7 Comparison
If you are looking to buy Juniper MX line cards, you’ll want to know the difference between the MPC4 vs MPC5 vs MPC7. To help, we’ve broken down the similarities and differences of these popular Juniper MPC cards. We’ve also included Juniper MPC features for each device, including compatibility standards. What are Juniper line cards? […]
December 02, 2021
Why Buy Refurbished Network Equipment?
For any business, the bottom line should always be at the forefront of your mind. It’s no different for hosting companies and service providers. And that’s why it’s important to ask yourself, “why buy refurbished network equipment?” There are actually several reasons why you should consider it. What is refurbished networking hardware? Before you buy […]
October 25, 2021
Data Center Migration Challenges
When the time comes to move a data center to a new location, you must overcome some tough data center migration challenges. From having to travel a long distance to dealing with extreme temperatures, the process may not go as smoothly as you hope it will. However, knowing what data migration challenges you can expect […]
September 23, 2021
End of Life vs End of Service Life in Networking
If you receive a notice from your hardware manufacturer that support is being discontinued, it can be a confusing time. However, it’s essential to understand the differences between end of life vs end of service. In this article, we compare end of life vs end of support so you can understand the difference. What is […]