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Dear Browns fans…

I am not sure what happened here but we have enough bad press without this.  

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Observation of CCIE R&S Lab Version 5.

I took and failed the CCIE R&S v5 lab last Friday. It was my first attempt at the version 5 and third overall.  I wanted to throw some random tidbits out there about my impression of the lab while withholding anything that

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Cisco to introduce “Network Defined Software” project code named “Closed Stack”.

The industry is abuzz about the ongoing transformation of the data center!   With technologies like SDN, OpenStack and so called “white box” switching, insiders have voiced their opinion that these changes spell certain trouble for status quo players like Cisco.  Cisco

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Cisco acquires Cracker Barrel, jumps head first into DaaS.

To the great surprise of many in the industry Cisco announced Tuesday their intent to acquire Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. (known less formally as “Cracker Barrel”) for $410 Million USD cash. The Lebanon, Tennessee based company began business

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The Hobbit

Can’t wait for this.  I suspect better than the horrendous prequels from another franchise.  

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Charles Stizza

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  • RFC 8196: IS-IS Autoconfiguration July 20, 2017
    Finally a group of engineers figured out it’s a good idea to make things less complex instead of heaping layers of complexity on top of already-complex kludges.RFC 8196 specifies default values and extensions to IS-IS that make it a true plug-and-play routing protocol. I wonder when we’ll see it implemented now that everyone is obsessed with intent-based hyp […]
    Ivan Pepelnjak