We recently had some more fun with our friends on Spiceworks. You may remember the Cisco Haiku contest we ran a couple months ago? Well, we decided to do a caption contest this time. The contest was simple. Create an IT-related caption for a picture of Mr. Miyagi. We chose some of our favorites and sent the contributors a sweet t-shirt. It was a lot of fun. Check out some of the best responses!
Cisco Systems, the massive company that covers a broad range of networking solutions, has over the past few weeks has been making headlines for variety of reasons ranging from innovative Wi-Fi connectivity in the U.S. to the facilitation of network distribution in the Middle East. Here is a snapshot of three areas where Cisco has been making headway recently:
We may be a few months past the NBA All-Star game this year, but sports fans everywhere are still in awe of the fact that Toronto Raptors Terrence Ross nailed the Slam Dunk Contest, becoming the only other Raptor to win the Slam Dunk Contest besides Vince Carter. And who could forget Miami Heat’s Chris Bosh getting bested by the all star players twice off of the same move?
Have you considered stepping up your switching platform to the Cisco Nexus? Wondering what some of the differences are between the 6500 Series and the Nexus?
There’s a recurring issue for folks converting to 40G. Their QSFP transceiver utilizes 8 fibers, while their MTP® trunks are terminated with 12 fibers. Those four leftover “dark” fibers can be a real sticking point for some people. They simply don’t want to have fibers in their cabling not passing traffic.
Doing your job without the proper essentials is not an easy task. And when the responsibility of your job entails looking after the security and efficiency of an entire organization, it gets a lot harder. As companies continue to depart from server based storage and move into virtual databases, IT leaders across the country are scrambling to make do with reduced budgets and a lack of resources.
Enjoy these May the 4th links and enjoy a cool day for Star Wars fans.
In this short, informative video, Nathan, CXtec's Cisco Product Engineer, explains some of the factors and gotchas involved with stacking Cisco 3750 switches.
At CXtec, we always have great advice for you on what to look for when buying used network hardware. There are always telltale signs to look for in order to ensure you’re getting quality equipment.
Earth Day is April 22, and this time of year definitely gets us thinking about how we can better “go green” and institute environmentally-friendly corporate policies.
Here at CXtec, we love that Mr. Spock is so logical. It’s probably because our offerings just seem to make so much sense for those who want to extend their IT budgets.
While most of our fellow CXtec-ers were enjoying the beautiful Central New York spring weather (aka April snow storm), some of us were able to make the trip to sunny Tampa, Florida for a customer event. We spent the afternoon at the Tampa Bay Times Forum, where we held half-day educational sessions on IT topics including "Stretching Your Budget and IT Asset Disposition” and “The Value in Exceeding the Standards for TIA-942 Optical Cabling Infrastructure.”
Hooray - it's Friday and it's contest time! We know how much IT pros love contests... especially when there's an opportunity to win free stuff.
Usually we write about networking hardware and the technology world, but sometimes we let ourselves indulge in the things we love because we can’t always be about work!
With so much going on in the IT world every day, sometimes it seems almost impossible to keep up on all the latest news and updates. We decided we wanted to start compiling all the most important news stories of the month to use as a resource for both our team - and yours. This post will be specifically on Cisco news.
Are you someone who has ruled out using Cisco in your network because you think the costs are too high?
Hey, we can sympathize. You’ll find no judgment here. Cisco technology has numerous merits and it’s the most popular choice around the world. But as a manufacturer, they’re always pushing the latest and greatest products, and the costs involved with that can really add up on you.
We achieve a 99.51% out-of-the-box reliability rating on all our equal2new networking and voice products. This percentage is superior to the failure rate of new hardware directly from the manufacturers.
Cisco 6509 switches have been around for some time and have been both a popular choice and a top performer. A closer look reveals a number of reasons why.
Here's our list of randomly-ordered fun cartoon favorites from the 80s:
In a previous post, we shared some Cisco haiku. They were fun, so we decided to share a few more.