Most modern data centers are still using vendor-driven "future proof" routers and switches with offering lots of (often unnecessary) capabilities. To build large, however, it is often better to build simple—radically simple.
This webinar will cover the design components involved in building a data center or cloud fabric using a single, disaggregated device—the way some hyperscale and web scale operators build their networks. The first live session of the webinar will consider the benefits of disaggregated switch, focusing on the components, sources, and challenges in using disaggregated hardware and software in data center fabrics. The second live session will focus on the topologies and design concepts used in large scale data center fabrics using a single switching device as a leaf, spine and superspine switch.More info →
Large Scale Network Design LiveLessons takes you through the concepts behind stable, scalable, elegant network design, including modularity, resilience, layering, and security principles. This livelesson will focus on traditional distributed link state, distance vector, and path vector routing protocols, as well as the basic principles of centralized control planes (such as OpenFlow). A special point will be made of sorting out the relationship between policy and reachability, and where they can best be managed in a large scale network.More info →
So you’ve decided you want to be a network engineer—or you’re already you a network engineer, and you want to be a better engineer, to rise to the top, to be among the best, to… Well, you get the idea. The question is, how do you get from where you are now to where you want to be? This short volume is designed to answer just that question.More info →
Intermediate System to Intermediate System (IS-IS) Routing Protocol LiveLesson provides networking engineers with a full and complete knowledge of the operation and deployment of IS-IS in a variety of network environments.
In this video training, networking expert Russ White provides you with a detailed introduction to the IS-IS routing protocol. IS-IS is a widely deployed protocol used to provide routing information for IPv4 and IPv6 networks as well as MPLS label switching and many advanced functions. This video provides you with everything you need to know to get up and running with IS-IS, from the underlying history to configuration and troubleshooting a wide variety of features.More info →
Cisco's EIGRP routing protocol is increasingly popular in enterprise IP networks -- but accurate, readable EIGRP documentation is scarce, so many EIGRP networks don't run nearly as well as they might. Now, a team of Cisco network engineers has distilled everything you need to know to implement, operate, and troubleshoot EIGRP successfully into one concise guide! The book begins with EIGRP theory, explaining the basic concepts, terminology, and mechanisms used by EIGRP to provide routing informationMore info →
Jess Wirth lives a dreary life. He spends most of his time crammed inside a cubicle, toiling as a network engineer and stewing over the details of his ugly divorce. But when he finds his co-worker dead in the basement of their office, Jess’s life takes a surprising—and unpleasant—turn. The police quickly declare the death a suicide, but Jess isn’t so sure. Not long after he begins digging into the victim’s work, another co-worker turns up dead, convincing him once and for all that something sinister is brewing behind the cubicle walls. His investigation leads him to a mysterious woman name Leah, who pushes him to entrust her with the information he’s collected about his dead colleagues.More info →
IS-IS or Intermediate System to Intermediate System protocol is a routing protocol which has long been used by telephone networks and has recently surged in popularity among Internet Service Providers and in other large networks. The IS-IS protocol is used in conjunction with the Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) and offers flexibility in configuration and scalability for large and complex networks. IS-IS is covered in the CCIE (Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert) exam, and those preparing for that challenging exam will be interested in learning more about this protocol. Two Cisco experts here provide a beneficial mix of operational theory of the protocol and many practical examples and case studies. This new guide provides what network professionals need most: highly valuable configuration examples, combined with expert advice on deploying IS-IS in a real network.More info →
Optimal Routing Design provides the tools and techniques, learned through years of experience with network design and deployment, to build a large-scale or scalable IP-routed network. The book takes an easy-to-read approach that is accessible to novice network designers while presenting invaluable, hard-to-find insight that appeals to more advanced-level professionals as well.More info →
Now there’s a practical guide to deploying and managing BGPv4 in any environment–from small enterprises to the largest Tier 2 and Tier 3 service providers. A team of the world’s leading BGP experts brings together powerful insights into network design, configuration, and deployment with the latest version of BGP–including hands-on guidance for leveraging its key enhancements.More info →
The Art of Network Architecture is the first book that places business needs and capabilities at the center of the process of architecting and evolving networks. Two leading enterprise network architects help you craft solutions that are fully aligned with business strategy, smoothly accommodate change, and maximize future flexibility.More info →
Network professionals have often been told that today’s modern control planes would simplify their networks. The opposite has happened: Technologies like SDN and NFV, although immensely valuable, are exacerbating complexity instead of solving it. Navigating Network Complexity is the first comprehensive guide to managing this complexity in both deployment and day-to-day operations.More info →
Computer Networking Problems and Solutions offers a new approach to understanding networking that not only illuminates current systems but prepares readers for whatever comes next. Its problem-solving approach reveals why modern computer networks and protocols are designed as they are, by explaining the problems any protocol or system must overcome, considering common solutions, and showing how those solutions have been implemented in new and mature protocols.More info →