East to West Data Center Security? #netsec

I always recommend layered security. And East-to-West Data Center Security is no different!  However, security for the sake of security isn’t ever a good thing. So let’s take a look at East-to-West DC security. I’d also wholeheartily agree with intrusion prevention (IPS) and possibly application layer security on east-to-west data center traffic.  Hackers are breaching East-to-West … Continue Reading

Configure Fabric Extender to Nexus 5k via Port-Channel

First, let’s just enjoy this moment.. This is my first Cisco-centered blog…. EVER! Ok, now that we’re done with that collective “WHAT?!!”, let’s get to business! Cisco has a pretty neat technology called Fabric Extenders. If you follow my blog, then you’re probably a Juniper gear-head, so think of it as EX virtual-chassis’ using the … Continue Reading