What Are the Key Differences Between Cisco IOS and IOS-XE?

IOS Classical IOS is based upon a monolithic kernel. This monolithic kernel runs all of its modules within the same memory space, providing no CPU or memory separation. Therefore, in the event of a single process/module crashing, the entire system would become unresponsive. Another disadvantage is around upgrades, as…

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How do CDNs work with Anycast based DNS servers?

When it comes to Content Delivery Networks (CDNs), there is something that has always puzzled me; How do CDNs work with Anycast based DNS servers? Background For example, the way in which CDNs function is to serve content from nodes closest to the client. CDNs determine the closest node to…

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FCoE - SAN Protocols Explained

What is FCoE? Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) is a computer network technology that encapsulates Fibre Channel frames over Ethernet networks. This allows Fibre Channel to use 10 Gigabit Ethernet networks (or higher speeds) while preserving the Fibre Channel protocol.[1] This removes the need to run separate LAN and…

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