Bandwidth requirements on the rise (still)

The need for additional bandwidth is not news, however the number of devices carried per person that deliver bandwidth is taken more for granted before realized. If you stop and think about it, it use to be that a household would have a single computer with a single Internet connection. As time progresses forward demand... » read more

BNG/ESR Redundancy

I’m working on an MPLS BNG/ESR redundacy design.  Challenging to say the least, but I’m seeing a glimmer of light that could be an end solution.

Head down…

Overseeing several fronts… Forklift upgrade of equipment to a different vendor of our IP Internet network Planning migration from SAN array to another SAN array model Planning move of data center hosts to a virtual environment Planning/testing IPv6 for ISP operations So these are over and above daily operational tasks/challenges.

Packet loss, Traceroute and what to believe

Recently worked on a customer issue whereby they had a VPN dropping intermittently. The VPN was riding over several Internet providers.  The below screen shots are examples and not the actual view when working with this customer. The customer performed traceroutes (which was a good thing) and noticed a measured packet loss on one of... » read more