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June 19, 2014
Layered Security on a Network Device

I recently co-authored a whitepaper discussing the layered network security approach typically implemented with PCI Compliance.  This got me thinking about layered security in general. Data center security, network security, application security, physical security, and national security…  One thing these entirely different security architectures have in common is the layered approach to securing critical assets.…

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June 19, 2014
What Gauges Are You Watching?

As a sales engineer for Integration Partners I have the opportunity to spend long periods of time behind the wheel of my car. I am in tune with the rhythms of my car, the sound of its engine, the vibration of the tires on the road surface and any number of other observations that my…

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January 30, 2014
Keep Right Except to Pass

An interesting sign to be found on the highways of Vermont, I looked for it in Connecticut and Massachusetts, but they do not seem to care, left, right center, drive where ever you please. But in Vermont it seems that the department of transportation wants to preserve the road surface of the left lane, only…

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December 18, 2013
Amazon in Line to Break the Wireless Speed Record

Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bezos unveiled the plan on CBS’s “60 Minutes” news program in the U.S., showing interviewer Charlie Rose the flying machines that can serve as delivery vehicles. Bezos said the gadgets, called octocopters, can carry as much as 5 pounds within a 10-mile radius of an Amazon fulfillment center. Amazon may start…

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December 17, 2013
Maple Syrup the Ethernet of the Kitchen

For the holidays I tried a new twist on the festive fowl. I found a receipt for apple maple roasted turkey (http://allrecipes.com/recipe/maple-roast-turkey/). It was a hit. Maple syrup is a staple around our household, it sweetens everything possible in the kitchen (from apples to zucchini). I liken it to the way that Ethernet has transformed networking, a…

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November 25, 2013
Hands on Wheel – Mind on Road

In my capacity as solution architect for New England I have the opportunity to travel the roads from my home in Vermont. Last week while traveling to a customer visit the DOT informational signs, had the following message in four foot high letters: Hands on Wheel Mind on Road Considering that the commute is about…

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November 25, 2013
IPV6 The Two Years Have Finally Arrived

Approximately fifteen years ago the demise of the IPv4 address pool and the popular use of IPv6 has been two years away. In 2000 we were going to run out of IPv4 address by 2002, in 2003 it was 2005 etc. etc. etc. Well we have finally made it those two years, IPv4 is still…

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November 25, 2013
To the Cloud? The 8lb. Rule

The cloud has had many definitions. In the early 90s when most enterprises maintained private line networks, moving to a frame relay or ATM service from the carriers was referred to as transferring their data over the cloud. In those days I was teaching service provider sales teams and I would insist on a definition…

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