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Is the Extra Layer Better? Layer 2 versus Layer 3 Networking

Is the Extra Layer Better? Layer 2 versus Layer 3 Networking

Switching technologies are crucial to network design, as they allow traffic to be sent only where it is needed in most cases, using fast hardware-based methods. LAN switching uses different kinds of network switches. A Basic switch is marked as a Layer 2 Switch and is found in almost all Local Networks. Layer ... Read More
 
Cloud & Virtualization: What does it mean?

Cloud & Virtualization: What does it mean?

The terms cloud computing and virtualization are often substituted for one another. Together, they are creating a new era where companies are granted the freedom to run their applications without having to conduct non-strategic IT functions such as patches, updates and backups. As we know, the virtualization acts as the ... Read More
 
Fast Ethernet vs Gigabit Ethernet

Fast Ethernet vs Gigabit Ethernet

This topic will explain the essential principles of Fast Ethernet and Gigabit Ethernet technologies, elaborating how each improves on basic Ethernet technology. Fast Ethernet Fast Ethernet was launched in mid-1990s as the IEEE 802.3u standard and remained the fastest version of Ethernet for three years before it was superseded by ... Read More
 
What is the difference between PVDM and EHWIC?

What is the difference between PVDM and EHWIC?

We are often asked to explain what expansion slots are commonly available on Cisco Routers. Two common types are PVDM and EHWIC. PVDM A Packet Voice Digital Signal (PVDM) is a hardware module that provides digital-signal-processor (DSP) resources to the system. A PVDM module can be populated with one or more ... Read More