Software Defined Networking: Explained

There’s multiple challenges in designing, deploying and maintaining a network environment. We can’t go through all these in one blog  - there’s just too many, but in this blog, we’re going to have a quick run though on those that SDN (Software Defined Networking) can help solve. 
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Cisco Meraki Dashboard

Cloud networking is a term used to describe how network equipment is configured, controlled and monitored. Cloud networking disconnects the network engineers from needing a console cable to get network equipment up and running and allows for remote configuration, ahead of the deployment to take place and the config be deployed to the equipment when it[…]
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Cisco Meraki Switching

Cisco Meraki Switching brings the simplicity of cloud based configuration to the LAN, allowing configuration in the cloud and download to the switch when it connects - not a console cable in sight. Ease of use is at the centre of the Meraki experience and the Meraki Switching doe not disappoint.
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Cisco SD Access Deployment

At IPTel we've been working on the deployed of Cisco SD Access. This is pretty new technology for most people and so has a bit of mystery to how this is deployed. In this blog, we'll take a look at how a real world deployment of Cisco SD Access looks.
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Cisco Machine Learning and AI

The world is talking about the benefits that Machine Learning and AI will bring to us. Often hyped up and part of a story warning us of out of control robots, the future use of these technologies in networking is rather more benign – they will help us to monitor and maintain a network. 
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Cisco DNA Center Beginners Guide

A lot is starting to be written about Cisco’s DNA Center and to a large extent, Cisco are betting a lot on the product. There’s also a mixed reaction to Cisco software, with the older products (looking at you here, Cisco Works), not having been brilliant in terms of performance and capability.
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Education Campus Technology: Top 5 Future Ideas

In terms of networking, educational establishments are often at the forefront of the technology wave. For Universities, colleges and large schools alike, they have the opportunity to test out the latest and greatest innovations in networking – making the technology work for them, and then reaping the benefits of deploying at scale. 
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Cisco SD Access: Scalable Group Tags

One of the Cisco Digital Networking Architecture corner stone concepts is Software Defined Access (or simply, SD Access). One of the key components is the use of Scalable Group Tags (SGTs) and these form a cornerstone of the SD Access story.
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Cisco SD Access: Micro Segmentation Explained

In our series of blogs exploring Cisco SD Access, we took a look at What is SDA Fabric as an overview. In this blog we'll dig deeper and take a look at the concept of Micro Segmentation. Micro Segmentation is all about providing a level of granular network control never seen before. Let's take a look.
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What is Cisco SDA Fabric?

  I’ve recently been on a study tour with Cisco to look at the latest and greatest innovations in networking.  As an upfront intro, I’ve been a networking engineer for over 20 years now, with over 15 years of that as a CCIE. In a nutshell, I’ve lived and breathed command line, as every network engineer worth their stripes has. Why change something that[…]
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