Author Archives: Matthew Norwood

Nexus 7010 Competitors – Part 2

**** Please note that these are my own thoughts and observations and should not in any way be taken to be the opinion(s) of my employer. Additionally, this is a rather long post, so please bear with me. I promise … Continue reading

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Nexus 7010 Competitors

I have an increasing need for 10Gig connectivity. Although I may have enough ports today, I have to plan for the future. While I can easily buy some more Nexus 5000 series switches, I would rather have a more capable … Continue reading

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ACE Boot Camp – Days 3 and 4

Days 3 and 4 did not disappoint! I don’t know if I stated this in the earlier posts, but the days basically consisted of lecture in the morning and labs after lunch. I REALLY, REALLY enjoyed the lecture portion. Again, … Continue reading

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ACE Boot Camp – Day 2

Day 2 of ACE boot camp did not disappoint! Another full day of lecture and labs. We covered the following topics: Modular Policy CLI Managing the ACE Appliance and Service Module Security Features Layer 4 Load Balancing Health Monitoring I’ll … Continue reading

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ACE Boot Camp – Day 1

First off, let me point out that this is not a boot camp with a certification in mind. It’s a 4 day course given by Firefly Communications. Although I booked the course through Global Knowledge, I was told that they … Continue reading

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Busy, Busy, Busy!

It’s not that I don’t have anything to say! People who know me know that I very rarely shut up for more than a few minutes. It’s just that I have been fairly busy lately. A lot of different things … Continue reading

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Technical Book Annoyances

It seems that if you read enough technical stuff, you are bound to find things you either disagree with, or know to be untrue. At least I think they are untrue until I validate my thoughts with the applicable standard … Continue reading

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Are You A Technology Bigot?

If you have been around IT for more than 5 minutes, you have probably been involved in a technology dispute. You have come across the person who loathes any company but one. Or, they hate one company more than any … Continue reading

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It’s Game Day! Are YOU Ready?

It’s late August here in the United States. That means one thing for a lot of people. Football is starting. No offense rest of the world. Your football is my soccer, although I tend to side with you that my … Continue reading

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Don’t Just Collect. Consume.

I have a bit of a problem when it comes to information. I tend to resemble someone on the TV show Hoarders. I have loads of PDF files on my laptop. Some are on my iPad. Some are on my … Continue reading

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