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BGP in Enterprise Networks

BGP in Enterprise Networks

SpaghettiJunctionGA.jpgBGP is becoming more prevalent inside of Enterprise Networks.  Once relegated only to multihomed Internet connections, I'm seeing its use inside of large Enterprises more and more.  What is the appeal of this protocol and why are engineers more open to using it inside of their network?  Lets dive into what's driving the adoption of BGP in Enterprise Networks.

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Enterprise IPv6 Deployment Guidelines

Enterprise IPv6 Deployment Guidelines

Ipv6.jpgI've been tracking a draft that is making it way through the IETF named Enterprise IPv6 Deployment Guidelines.The goal of the article is to help enterprise network admins to deploy IPv6 in their networks.  We have seen many IPv6 transition technologies over the past couple of years, but there is a big problem with most them.  None of them are useful to the standard enterprise network because they were developed to address service provider subscriber endpoint problems.  The biggest issue facing enterprise IPv6 deployments is that there is no consistent industry guidance.

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Why is training holding you back?

Why is training holding you back?

One of the most frequent objections I hear from potential customers is "My team isn't trained in Junos".  This is a great point, you're not - yet.  Adding another vendor can be a daunting proposition to any business. If you are spending 90% of your time trying to keep the network running, what is going to happen when you add a new vendor into the mix.  You are already swamped. So what does this really mean to you, your business, and your network?

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What can a Large Enterprise Network learn from the Service Provider model?

What can a Large Enterprise Network learn from the Service Provider model?

The real difference comes down to the business model.  Service providers create networks to make money.  It is rare that we see this in Enterprises and if they do we usually classify them as an application service provider (ASP) or a content delivery network (CDN).  The typical enterprise network supports the core business of the company...

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EntArch | 12-03-2012
Re: BGP in Enterprise Networks
By  jwparks
EntArch | 12-03-2012
Re: BGP in Enterprise Networks
By  Blake