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Achieving Nomadicity: Accessing the Internet Anytime, Anywhere
By Kevin Shatzkamer, Mark Grayson, Klaas Wierenga
Mar 11, 2011
This chapter explains the key concepts that make it possible for users and devices to gain access to IP networks and IP-based applications that are offered by others than their own operator.
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An Overview of Cisco IP Communications
By Anne Smith, John Alexander, Chris Pearce, Delon Whetten
Dec 9, 2005
This chapter provides an overview of Cisco IP Communications, including VoIP and how Cisco IP Communications differs from traditional telephone systems, and how you can use VoIP to achieve savings by routing your telephone calls over the IP WAN.
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Analyzing Business Goals and Constraints of Network Design
By Priscilla Oppenheimer
Aug 6, 2004
This chapter covers typical network design business goals and constraints and talks about the top-down process for gathering information on goals, and the importance of using systematic methods for network design.
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Analyzing the Cisco Enterprise Campus Architecture
By Balaji Sivasubramanian, Erum Frahim, Richard Froom
Jul 15, 2010
This chapter introduces you to the concepts of enterprise campus designs, along with an implementation process that can ensure a successful campus network deployment.
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Applying the Principles of Network Design
By Alvaro Retana, Don Slice, Russ White
Feb 1, 2002
To illustrate three basics of highly scalable networks, this Cisco Press sample chapter "reforms" a network that is experiencing stability problems to make it stable and scalable.
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Cisco Data Center Virtualization Server Architectures
By Roger Andersson, Silvano Gai, Tommi Salli
Jul 1, 2010
This chapter examines processor, memory, and I/O subsystems with particular reference to servers built according to the IA-32, often generically called x86 architecture.
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Cisco Network Topologies and LAN Design
By Anthony Bruno, Jacqueline Kim
Nov 16, 2001
This chapter from CCDA Exam Certification Guide reviews the topologies used in network design and covers the technologies and design approaches used when designing a local-area network (LAN).
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Cisco Network Topology and Design
By Khalid Raza, Mark Turner
Feb 1, 2002
Explore design issues related to overall network topology with this sample chapter from Cisco Press.
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Cisco Networking Academy's Introduction to Scaling Networks
By Cisco Networking Academy
Apr 17, 2014
This chapter introduces strategies that can be used to systematically design a highly functional network, such as the hierarchical network design model, the Cisco Enterprise Architecture, and appropriate device selections.
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Configuring the Catalyst
By Kennedy Clark, Kevin Hamilton
Feb 1, 2002
This sample chapter from Cisco Press compares differences between the router CLI and the Catalyst 4000/5000/6000 family, describes the command line interface and provides an overview of the menu driven configuration for the other Catalysts.
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Content Delivery Networks
By Scott Herrmann, Jeremy Laurenson, Matthew Recore
Oct 18, 2002
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Eight Cool Things You Probably Don’t Know About Data Centers
By Douglas Alger
Sep 27, 2012
Doug Alger, author of The Art of the Data Center, discusses eight cool things most people don’t realize about Data Centers in this InformIT exclusive audio segment.
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General Design Considerations for Secure Networks
By Sean Convery
Jun 18, 2004
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Green Data Center Design and Build Strategies
By Douglas Alger
Aug 12, 2009
This chapter discusses methods for limiting the environmental impact that occurs during the construction of a Data Center.
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I/O Consolidation in the Data Center
By Claudio DeSanti, Silvano Gai
Sep 23, 2009
This chapter explains the benefits and challenges of designing physical infrastructure to simultaneously carry multiple types of traffic.
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Improve Your Network's Security Using Network Admission Control
By Sean Convery
Aug 26, 2005
Is there a place for security focused on the good guys in networking? There is, and one of the latest additions to this area of security is called Network Admission Control (NAC). Sean Convery introduces NAC, a security measure built around the idea that asking specific questions of an organization's end hosts can improve the overall security of a network by improving the compliance of end systems to a given admission policy.
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Initial Interdomain Network Topology
By Cisco Systems, Inc.
Aug 9, 2002
Take a look at a detailed example of an ISP customer within an interdomain multicast network implemented SSM in its network using URD, and learn the three ways to implement SSM in an interdomain environment.
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Introduction to Cisco Network Design
By Cisco Systems, Inc.
Feb 8, 2002
This sample chapter from Cisco Press provides an overview of the technologies available today to design networks.
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Introduction to Cisco NX-OS
By David Jansen, Kevin Corbin, Ron Fuller
Jul 19, 2010
This chapter provides an introduction and overview of NX-OS and a comparison between traditional IOS and NX-OS configurations and terminology.
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IPv6 Translation and Tunneling Technologies
By Sean Wilkins
Jun 26, 2013
With the exhaustion of the IPv4 addressing space quickly approaching, it has become a high priority for organizations to begin their own deployments of IPv6. This can be accomplished in a number of different ways. This article examines specific methods and how they can be used to support an IPv6 deployment.

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