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Will Siri Ever Talk With a LISP?

Anyone who has ever used an iPhone has tested the personal assistant capabilities of Siri. Whether it’s used for checking on the weather, hands-free texting someone that you are running late, or you are just passing time asking Siri crazy questions, Siri has a weakness.  Siri only works when your mobile iOS device has access to the Internet.    This is a small frustration that is a good example of the growing need for having multiple Internet connections for Internet Resiliency .  Highly available Internet was once just a concern for worker productivity in large companies, but not anymore.  Siri raises the bar and sets the expectation with every iPhone customer of an always-on Internet. LISP, which is a networking protocol that separates a devices identity from its network addresses for reachability, was considered the protocol for achieving this...
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Don’t Let Your ISP Dictate Your Data Center Hosting Solution

It’s a beautiful October afternoon and you’re sitting in an IT planning meeting thinking about what time you need to take your kids to football and cheerleading practice when the Director of IT informs you that he was tasked by the business to come up with a solution that will accommodate testing of new web service offerings that will require more servers and bandwidth than you currently have at your current office data center. And yes, DEV/TEST guys would like to start working on them in about 3-4 months. Your first thought is “there goes the holiday shopping and planned end-of-year vacation!”  Your second thought is “how many racks, what type of connectivity, what type of network equipment and what type of external addressing is needed?”  While you are trying to regain your composure and put your Network Engineer hat on, there will always be someone in the room with...
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Can You Trust Disaster Recovery in the Cloud?

  With most services going to the cloud these days, more and more people are researching whether or not disaster recovery (DR) in the cloud is a viable and safe option for their data. When it comes to something as important as your business’ disaster recovery plan, there are a lot of options to weigh and a lot of factors to consider. Cloud services are still pretty new and just like when the newest, fastest car series comes out, you need to do your due diligence and make sure you’re asking the right questions.    Any way you slice it, disaster recovery is an investment and usually not a cheap one. While it is common disaster recovery practice to re-create your IT environment off site in case of a disaster, it can become frustrating when considering how much of your budget goes toward this redundant set up when it is rarely used and not...
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Should I Run My Business Over Broadband Circuits or BGP?

  When trying to figure out whether to run your business over Broadband Circuits or BGP there are many things to consider.    One of the most appealing features of broadband is  the pricing. When comparing broadband to BGP capable circuits, the price of broadband is merely a fraction of the cost. For example, in New York City, a broadband cable connection that provides 50M down and 5M up may cost somewhere between $200 - $300 a month.  A 50M Symmetric (50M down/50M up) Metro Ethernet or other BGP capable circuit may cost $1500 a month.  This is no small difference in price and definitely a big drawing point of Broadband circuits.    Broadband services will be statically routed by the carrier to the carrier edge equipment and will usually have a small IP block, /29 - 8 IPs, but usually less. You won’t be able to run...
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Learn About DDos Attacks (Distributed Denial of Service)

  Organizations large and small that offer online services to their customers, employees and business partners are increasingly aware of the threat of denial of service and distributed denial of service  attacks pose to their online services.   And with today’s networks of botnets for hire, it’s easier than ever for someone to launch an attack from 100’s or 1000’s of machines and your chances of being the target of an attack have never been greater.   Attacks vectors become more sophisticated every day, but are targeted to one or more of three categories:    Volumetric Attacks: Volumetric DDoS Attacks attempt to consume the bandwidth either within the target network/service, or between the target network/service and the rest of the Internet. These attacks are simply about consuming bandwidth so as to prevent access to your...
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