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Network redundancy vs. resiliency: What's the difference?

The difference between network redundancy and resiliency is redundancy duplicates network devices while resiliency is the self-recovery of system failures.

Gartner predicts IT spending to reach $4.5 trillion in 2022

Corporate boards will prioritize their digital tech initiatives, as fully remote work gives way to a thoughtful hybrid work model that places IT at the core of business operations.

A quick guide to BGP best practices

The use of Border Gateway Protocol is prevalent among ISPs and enterprises. While BGP best practices change for specific use cases, some recommendations are helpful in all scenarios.

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What are the different types of network cables?

The main types of network cables are coax, fiber optics, and shielded and unshielded twisted pair. As enterprises deploy new technologies, it's critical to select the right cables.

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    HELLO packet

    A HELLO packet is a special data packet (message) that is sent out periodically from a router to establish and confirm network adjacency relationships to other routers in the Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) communications protocol.

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    route summarization (route aggregation)

    Route summarization -- also known as route aggregation -- is a method to minimize the number of routing tables in an Internet Protocol (IP) network.

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    full-duplex

    Full-duplex data transmission means that data can be transmitted in both directions on a signal carrier at the same time.

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