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Intent-Based Networking: A Platform Designed for Change

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The Radical Evolution of Networks:  Networks are the essential infrastructure that delivers the power of data in all its forms to support our interconnected civilization. We are all utterly dependent on networks to connect business systems, employees, customers, citizens—well, basically everybody and everything.  In just a few decades, networks have undergone a radical evolution to meet the changing needs of both computing—think massive data centers—and the ubiquitous connectivity for people and devices. Starting with simple hard-wired LANs for mainframe/minicomputer communication, the network evolved to WANs supporting distributed client/server applications. The sudden leap to the internet with multiclouds, IoT deployments, edge computing, and mobile app ecosystems is just the most recent radical change. There will be many more.
Read the blog post over at Cisco here.


Tales In Tech History: Novell

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Not many tech firms come from the US state of Utah, but for many years Novell was the bedrock of local area networks.
Read the article over at Silicon here.


Understanding Token-Ring Source Routing

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This AppNote describes how source routing works with the IEEE 802.5 Token-Ring Network. As the first in a series of AppNotes on NetWare's source routing implementation, this document explains basic concepts necessary to understand how source routing works in a generic Token-Ring environment. It covers frame structure, route determination processes, and source-routing bridge operation.
Access the AppNote over at Microfous here.


Network management must evolve in order to scale container deployments

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Containers are coming, and network professionals need to switch to telemetry-based management tools. 
Read the article over at Network World here

Queen - Live AID 1985

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Live Aid foi um concerto de rock realizado em 13 de julho de 1985. O evento foi organizado por Bob Geldof e Midge Ure com o objetivo de arrecadar fundos em prol dos famintos da Etiópia. Os concertos foram realizados no Wembley Stadium em Londres (com uma plateia de aproximadamente 72 000 pessoas) e no John F. Kennedy Stadium na Filadélfia (aproximadamente 100,000 pessoas). Alguns artistas apresentaram-se também em Sydney, Moscou e Japão. Foi uma das maiores transmissões em larga escala por satélite e de televisão de todos os tempos—estima-se que 1,9 bilhão de espectadores, em mais de 150 países, tenham assistido a apresentação ao vivo. O Queen foi uma das dezenas de Bandas a se apresentar no Live Aid, um dos maiores e mais importantes concertos de rock de todos os tempos. Seu desempenho foi elogiado por muitos críticos e foi eleito por a inúmeras pesquisas como sendo um dos maiores performance de rock de todos os tempos Saiba mais sobre o Queen Live AID: http://wnilsen…

How the Johannesburg Internet Exchange achieved 22 years of uptime

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INX-ZA recently stated that the Johannesburg Internet Exchange (JINX) has seen no downtime in 22 years, providing uninterrupted services to users since June 1996.  “It is a significant technical achievement and we’re quite proud of it,” INX-ZA manager Nishal Goburdhan told MyBroadband.
Read the article over at MyBroadband here.


Please vote for Ronald Bartels in the IT Blog Awards

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Please can you vote for me (Ronald Bartels) in the international Cisco awards at the following link: http://cs.co/itblogawards I'm in the analyst section. I'm one of the only ones from South Africa. 
My articles are published at the following links: 
LinkedIn articles: https://lnkd.in/ddwsnrmMedium stories: https://lnkd.in/dNN4dqq

10 Things That Require ZERO Talent

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How often do we equate success with talent? All the time. But the reality is, success isn’t created by talent alone. Just like we might see immense talent squandered, we also see underdogs unexpectedly overachieve. 
Here are 10 behaviors that we can always control that require zero talent yet have a huge impact on our success.

What is SD-WAN? say GOODBYE to MPLS, DMVPN, iWAN... w/ SDN, Cisco and Viptela

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What is SD-WAN? say GOODBYE to MPLS, DMVPN, iWAN... w/ SDN, Cisco and Viptela Software-Defined WAN (Wide Area Network). What is it? How is it different from DMVPN and iWAN and are we still using MPLS? SD-WAN is changing the game and it took me a bit to WRAP MY HEAD AROUND IT because it is STRANGE!!

Cisco SD-WAN: Unleash the power of the cloud

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Between moving to the cloud and unleashing its full potential, there’s a bridge. The company that invented the network is now poised to take you to this new place. Cisco SD-WAN. Smarter. Deeper. More flexible than ever. To learn more, visit http://cs.co/nr1112a.

LadBaby's charity sausage roll song pulls off Christmas chart upset

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YouTube star LadBaby has pulled off a festive upset by winning the race to this year's Christmas number one spot.

All New 2018 Network Monitoring Buyer’s Guide

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In the modern IT environment, organizations need to keep their networks running consistently and reliably. That’s where a strong Network Monitoring solution comes into play. Our free Network Monitoring Buyer’s Guide gathers the top 28 solutions providers for easy comparison, and arms you with key questions to ask yourself and vendors before choosing your solution. This resource is perfect for your next meeting.
Get the Buyer's Guide here.



Vote for Ronald Bartels in the IT Blog Awards hosted by Cisco

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Please can you vote for me (Ronald Bartels) in the international Cisco awards at the following link: http://cs.co/itblogawards
I'm in the analyst section. I'm one of the only ones from South Africa. I would also appreciate it if you could mention it to others as it would be awesome if we have a representative from this neck of the Savannah do well.   
Siyabonga kakhulu ndoda/nkosikasi
My articles are published at the following links: LinkedIn articles: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ronaldxbartels/detail/recent-activity/posts/
Medium stories: https://medium.com/@ronaldbartels


10 questions to ask when selecting enterprise IoT solutions

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If you're embarking on an enterprise IoT monitoring project, be sure to allocate enough time to dig deep and exhaustively test your top picks.
Read the article over at Network World here

IS Parklands Prefabricated Data Center – Vertiv Critical Infrastructure Solutions

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See the video to find out how IS Parklands (South Africa) is now benefitting from a Tier III prefabricated data center, that delivers industry leading performance and power density. Moreover, discover how these unmatched performance and efficiency levels are achieved in this modular critical infrastructure, through the Vertiv Knurr server racks, MPE power distribution units and a fully redundant online UPS system.

Secure net appliance offers optional SFP

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Lanner’s “NCA-1515” secure network appliance is equipped with an Atom C3000 SoC, 2x mini-PCIe, M.2 with Nano-SIM, and up to 8x GbE ports with one-pair bypass and optional SFP.   Lanner has launched a security-oriented NCA-1515 network appliance with a variety of networking and storage options. The 231 x 200 x 44mm desktop appliance features an Intel Atom C3000 “Denverton” SoC and is designed for vCPE/uCPE and edge security applications. Other desktop network appliances based on the Atom C3000 include Nexcom’s vDNA 1160, Advantech’s FWA-1012VC, Axiomtek’s NA362, and Aaeon’s FWS-7360 and FWS-2360.
Read the article on Linux Gizmo here.


Atom C3000 based net appliance targets 5G vCPE gear

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Nexcom’s “vDNA 1160” appliance for 5G vCPE and edge computing runs on an Atom C3000 with Intel VT-x, VT-d, and QAT technologies, and has 2x 10GbE SFP+, 6x GbE, 2x USB 3.0, 2x M.2, and SATA. Nexcom calls the vDNA 1160 a “virtualization networks and software-defined appliance” designed for 5G virtual customer premise equipment (vCPE) and edge computing. It joins other high-end network appliances based on the Intel Atom C3000, including Aaeon’s FWS-7360 and Advantech’s FWA-1012VC. As with the Aaeon model, no OS support is listed, but we imagine that like the FWA-1012VC and Aaeon’s earlier C3000 based FWS-2360, it runs Linux.
Read the article over at Linux Gizmo here.


Networking appliance runs Linux on new quad- and octa-core Denverton CPUs

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Axiomtek’s “NA362” net appliance features Intel’s Atom C3538 and C3758 chips, and offers 6x GbE, 4x 10GbE SFP+, mini-PCIe, SATA, and up to 128GB DDR4 RAM.  Axiomtek’s NA362 network appliance, which sits on the high end of our embedded coverage, gives you a choice of two new members of Intel’s Atom C3000 “Denverton” family: the quad-core C3538 and octa-core C3758. Earlier Linux-friendly Denverton products that we’ve covered were COM Express Basic Type 7 modules that tapped the original 16-core, 2.2GHz C3000. These include DFI’s DV970, Congatec’s Conga-B7AC, and Portwell’s PCOM-B701.
Read the article over at Linux Gizmo here.


Atom C3000 based net appliance offers eight LAN ports

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Advantech’s “FWA-1012VC” network appliance runs Linux on a quad- or octa-core Atom C3000 with up to 64GB DDR4, SATA III, M.2 and mini-PCIe links for 3G, LTE, and WiFi, and 6x or 8x GbE ports, two of which are optical SFP ports.  Advantech’s FWA-1012VC follows a number of headless networking appliances that run Linux on Intel’s Atom C3000 (“Denverton”) SoC, including Aaeon’s recent FWS-2360 and Axiomtek’s NA362. The FWA-1012VC stands out from both competitors by offering more wireless expansion options.
Read the article over at Linux Gizmo here.


Compact Denverton-powered security appliance rocks 6x GbE ports

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Aaeon unveiled an “FWS-2360” network security appliance based on Intel’s server-class Atom C3000 SoCs. The compact, fanless device offers 6x GbE ports, 1x SATA 6.0Gb/s, 2x USB3.0, up to 32GB ECC RAM, 16GB eMMC, and a 2.5-inch drive bay.  The FWS-2360 network security appliance is the latest in a long line of Aaeon fanless desktop network appliances. Others we’ve encountered include the Apollo Lake-based FWS-2272, Braswell-powered FWS-2260, and Bay Trail-driven FWS-2251 and FWS-2250.
Read the article over at Linux Gizmo here.


Tiny Apollo Lake net appliance features 4x GbE and dual USB 3.0

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Aaeon announced a compact “FWS-2272” networking appliance with a Celeron N3350, 2x USB 3.0, 4x GbE, SATA III, mini-PCIE, and 8GB of RAM and eMMC.  Aaeon’s new Apollo Lake based FWS-2272 updates last year’s Bay Trail FWS-2251 with a faster processor, a second USB 3.0 port, and eMMC storage, among other minor upgrades. However, it also drops from 3x mini-PCIe slots to one. The device supports firewall, load balancing, network access control, software define management, vCPE,and UTM applications, says Aaeon.
Read the article over at Linux Gizmo here.


Six-port network appliance runs Linux on Atom C3558

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Acrosser’s compact “AND-DNV3N2” networking appliance runs Linux on a quad-core, 2.2GHz Atom C3558 and offers a SATA-III bay, 2x mini-PCIe and USB 3.0 ports, and 6x GbE ports, two of which can be outfitted as fiber SFP ports.  Acrosser, which says it is now an Intel IoT Solutions Alliance partner, announced a desktop network appliance available with 6x copper Gigabit Ethernet ports or 4x GbE and 2x fiber-optic SFP ports. Like Advantech’s 6x port FWA-1012VC appliance, the AND-DNV3N2 Micro Box Networking Appliance runs on a quad-core, 2.2GHz Atom C3558 “Denverton” server SoC. (The Advantech model also sells an 8-port variant with an octa-core C3758.)
Read the article over at Linux Gizmo here.


FWS-2276 Desktop 4 LAN Ports Network Appliance with Intel® Celeron® Processor N3350

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Desktop Network ApplianceIntel® Celeron® Processor N3350Onboard LPDDR4 2 GB MemoryGigabit Ethernet x 4 (Intel® i211)1 Pair BypassInternal 2.5” SATA HDD Bay x 1Onboard 8 GB eMMCRJ-45 Console x 1USB 3.0 x 2 Access the product here.


802.11ax for dummies

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What to expect from SD-WANs in 2019

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SD-WAN matures, moving out of the early-adopter phase and into the mainstream. That means big changes ahead for the market.
Read the article over at Network World here

The articles of Ronald Bartels for 2014 published on LinkedIn

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