Administrator 10/09/2018

With smaller networks, the core/distribution/access layer topology is generally sufficient. This three-layer architecture is especially efficient in “North-South” data transfer, that is, traffic that comes into and leaves the Data Centre.   The transmission latency between two internal points of the network is generally not a great concern.  However, in Enterprise and Campus networks with a […]

Five Important tips on network cabling
Administrator 09/05/2018

The worst nightmare of network support are intermittent or transient network cabling faults.  They take up a lot of time to find and correct and are often only a simple cabling error.  Copper ethernet data cabling also deteriorates and old network cabling can produce mysterious errors from time to time. Here are five tips to […]

Four Benefits of structed cabling for your business
Administrator 08/12/2018

The world of IT cabling has changed dramatically over the years from the early vendor specific cabling methods to today’s Structured Cabling environments.  It used to be only copper, then came various varieties of fibre optic cables, and WiFi, wireless and laser and free-space optical connectivity among others.  Even copper as a structured cabling component […]

New network technology updates for you to try out
Administrator 07/15/2018

The network world is constantly changing.  Hardware developments bring developments in software, which in turn bring further advances in hardware and so-on.  Similarly, the complexity of networks has increased.  The core, distribution, access layers model is giving way to Spine and Leaf, and Software Defined Network Access (“SDNA”) is redefining the way we configure and […]

Fibre Optic Testing
Administrator 05/11/2018

In two years or so, we can expect 400Gb fibre broadband speeds in the data centre and we hear that terabyte speeds have been achieved in lab tests. An apparently entirely unconnected statistic is that there will be over 6Billion new smartphone users worldwide in the next four years. Think about it though, more smartphone […]

When is the right time to debug your Datacentre?
Administrator 04/14/2018

Back in the day, to most people debug meant identifying and sorting out the errors in a bit of programming code. Nowadays, it’s a good bit more than that.  The effective functioning of the data centre according to accepted standards is crucial to the business. Most businesses spend time and effort gathering information and statistics […]

How frequently should you change your network design?
Administrator 03/09/2018

Changing a network design is not something you do every day. It can cost time, money and a great deal of effort.  Often network managers shy away from a redesign until forced to do so.  Changing the network structure means changing your physical and logical equipment and configurations, your management procedures, your management metrics and […]

Five things that Network Engineers Hate
Administrator 02/13/2018

Like most jobs, that of a network engineer has good bits and bad bits.   They will differ slightly between that of an IT Support Engineer and that of a network engineer, but there are a few in common. Here are five things that all network engineers hate: Indecisive customers Design engineers particularly hate this one […]

Improve your internet experience through Windows Hosts File
Administrator 01/16/2018

Back in the day, before Windows, we had DOS, a basic command line interface.   We kicked-off our applications from the DOS command line, used tools to manage our computer environment, and became able, if not adept in changing things to make the computer run better. The came Windows.  Simply put, Windows is a graphical interface […]