What is a Network? #NYTechDay

I spent a few hours at a trade/tech show yesterday in NYC.  My company sponsored a portion of the show and wanted to show off their shiny new network architect in their booth, so I sat down and prepared myself for the deluge of questions. I’m not sure what I was expecting.  Maybe a little … Continue Reading

Yet Another Definition of QoS

In today’s modern networks, subscribers of certain services (e.g. VoIP and/or video) demand that their services are always available and also have an acceptable quality.   In order to ensure that availability and quality, it is first necessary to group traffic into classes where traffic in a single class requires the same treatment, and then … Continue Reading

Yet another Definition of MPLS

MPLS is a highly scalable, protocol agnostic, data-carrying mechanism. In an MPLS network, data packets are assigned labels. Packet-forwarding decisions are made solely on the contents of this label, without the need to examine the packet itself. This allows one to create end-to-end circuits across any type of transport medium, using any protocol. The primary … Continue Reading