eGroup Achieves Cisco Advanced Data Center Architecture Specialization – 7 Years Running

Official Press Release Mt. Pleasant, SC, September 8, 2017 – eGroup, the Southeast’s leading provider of data center architecture, cloud and managed services, announced today that it has achieved the Advanced Data Center Architecture Specialization from Cisco for the seventh year in a row. To fulfill the specialization, eGroup has met the program prerequisites and training requirements to sell, design, deploy and support Cisco products, technology and solutions that…

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Cisco FirePOWER: The Answer to Your Security Needs

In today’s network data center environment, it’s not simply enough to have a traditional firewall in place protecting the network’s edge. With more sophisticated network intrusions occurring daily, a Next Generation Firewall (NGFW) is required to help fight against these intrusions. Cisco’s FirePOWER services provides a Next Generation Firewall (NGFW) and IPS (NGIPS) along with Application Visibility and Control (AVC), Advanced Malware Protection (AMP), and reputation based URL filtering….

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Cisco Nexus 7K Design with Active/Active FEX

Back in November 2015 I wrote a post about FEX Topologies with the Cisco Nexus platforms, and at the time the Nexus 5K/6K line was the only model that would support the active/active FEX topology (FEX-AA), which was unfortunate in designing redundant connectivity for downstream devices. But with the release of NX-OS code 7.2 and above, we now get FEX-AA support on the 7000 and 7700 series switches! Recap…

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