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Monday, January 30, 2006

Speaking of Traffic

I’ve spent the last several days theorizing how our new network is handling traffic, or rather, not handling it. It has been a battle, but I think we’ve managed to get our hands around all the issues that we’ve had. Here’s the biggest lesson I’ve learned in implementing a network. The most important thing you can do is get all the equipment together in one room and make sure it talks across the network properly in the exact configuration you plan on using it in once deployed. Don’t believe vendor numbers, and don’t listen to contractors who promise it’ll work exactly the same under different conditions. Hiring a third-party, non-interested, network guru would be well worth the money, as long as you get someone who knows how to keep things simple. But that’s another story…

» Posted by Queue at 05:34 AM (ET)
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