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Personal Branding for Network Engineers

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When you think of a smartphone, what brand comes to mind first?Apple? Samsung? Probably. How about a soda/soft drink? You will probably think of “Coke”. In the same way, when people think about you (in a professional point of view), what comes to their mind? This is what a Personal Branding is …

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Software Defined WAN: the Wide Area Network is getting a facelift


The Networking world is being bombarded by so many “new” technologies that it is difficult to keep up with them all, from Software Defined Networking (SDN) to Network Function Virtualization (NFV) and now Software-Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN). At the center of all these technologies is a focus on software …

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Open Networking from theory to practice

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In this article, we will be discussing Open Networking and try to dissect what the “open” in Open Networking really means. We will also be looking at different real-life products and solutions that fit the Open Networking model. Finally, we will look at a practical lab example of Open Networking. …

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Network Functions Virtualization (NFV)

Introduction When I started out in my Networking career, Cisco’s firewall product was called the Cisco Private Internet eXchange (PIX). A few years after that, they rebranded it as the Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) and now Next Generation Firewall (NGFW) with FirePOWER Services. The point I’m trying to make …

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