June 13, 2017
Transform the NOC Team into Troubleshooting Heroes!
Long ago, when Heraclitus said, “Change is the only constant,” it definitely was not carrier networks that he had in mind. But today, one industry...
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May 5, 2017
A Guide to MPLS VPN Fundamentals
Following our blog on MPLS basics, here is a look at the fundamentals of MPLS VPN and some of the most frequently used MPLS VPN terminology. To start,...
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April 18, 2017
A Quick Start To MPLS Fundamentals
When you are moving up the network ladder, you might come across an opportunity to enter the MPLS world. That’s when you realize that MPLS is much d...
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April 11, 2017
The Importance of Routing Alerts!
Sometimes, a single alert can prevent hundreds of thousands of failed internet transactions. If you’re a financial services organization, the moneta...
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April 4, 2017
How Many Network Engineers Does It Take To Provision TE Tunnels?
Traffic Engineering (TE) allows a network operator to ensure optimal use of available network resources such as bandwidth and provide a higher quality...
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March 14, 2017
More about PCE: Path Computation in the SDN World
More and more network operators and service providers are adopting Traffic Engineering and WAN SDN to optimize their IP/MPLS networks and provide bett...
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February 28, 2017
A Quick Start to Path Computation Element (PCE)
With more and more network operators looking at MPLS-TE for Traffic Engineered (TE) networks and with the increasing adoption of SDN, it is about time...
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February 21, 2017
Saving Your Bacon: When Traceroute Fails
When providing network services to large and globally dispersed enterprises, two of your major blind spots (among others) are the inability to trace r...
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January 18, 2017
The Need for Real-Time Route Analytics
One of the most critical responsibilities for network engineers is to ensure that the network is routing packets as intended. IP routing protocols, in...
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January 10, 2017
Life In the Control Plane: Diagnosing MPLS Layer 3 VPN Connectivity and Performance Issues
Packet Design’s use by many of the world’s largest service providers and network operators gives us the opportunity to see how they operate. We ge...
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