Free training resources for TCP IP networking

Free training resources for TCP IP networking

Free training resources for TCP IP networking Starting your journey in the TCP IP networking stack, it is important to understand concepts but also to put these networking concepts into a hands-on perspective. This article provides a list of free training resources for TCP IP networking.

Stateless and stateful systems comparison

Introduction Stateless and stateful systems are two distinct approaches in information technology which handle and manage data and transactions differently. This article explores the differences between these two concepts and provide examples of stateless and stateful technologies in both software development and infrastructure systems. Stateless Systems In a stateless system, the server or application does … Read more

Load balancing solutions and design considerations

Introduction to load balancing Load balancing plays a vital role in distributing network traffic efficiently across multiple servers or resources. This article provides a comprehensive overview of load balancers, including their theory, design considerations, persistence types, and load balancing methods. Furthermore, it presents a detailed list of commercial and open source load balancer solutions. Load … Read more

Azure Virtual Network Manager

Azure virtual network manager

Introducing Azure Virtual Network Manager Azure Virtual Network Manager (AVNM) is now generally available. AVNM is a highly scalable and available network management solution that allows you to simplify network management across subscriptions globally. Using its centralized network management capabilities, you can manage your network resources at scale from a single plane of glass.  *The … Read more

Azure Front Door design considerations

Azure Front Door

Introduction As discussed in a previous blog post regarding Azure load balancing service options, Azure Front Door (AFD) is one of the many available load balancing options in Azure, the alternative options being the following: Azure Front Door allows for a truly global service which includes Web Application Firewall (WAF), Content Delivery Network (CDN) and … Read more

The state of the network in the covid-19 era

covid-19 state of the network

Introduction The Covid-19 era has introduced a series of changes which are still being unfolded and which are bringing a profound impact on the lives of billions of people around the world. New terms such as “the future of work”, “remote working” and “remote learning” are being used in at an increasing pace. The consequences … Read more

Optimizing your Windows network connections with TCP Optimizer

tcp optimizer

Introduction The TCP Optimizer is a free, easy Windows program that provides an intuitive interface for tuning and optimizing your Internet connection. There is no installation required, just download and run as administrator. When optimizing your Windows network connections with TCP Optimizer, take into account my other KB article on how to troubleshoot your Internet … Read more

Recommended services for on-prem virtualization infrastructures

This post discusses recommended services for on-prem virtualization infrastructures. The post is also available in my podcast. When deploying an on-premises virtualization infrastructure (which could also be thought of as a private cloud with the sole customer being the enterprise/organization itself) there are services and server roles which should be considered in order to achieve … Read more

Cloud architecture diagram software

Cloud architecture diagram software is very important when designing and communicating the architecture of a new or existing infrastructure, whether that be cloud, on-prem or hybrid. Microsoft Visio Microsoft Visio is one of the leading software packages for data center diagram design. A Visio stencil is a collection of masters associated with a particular Microsoft … Read more

Citrix Adaptive Transport

Citrix Adaptive Transport

Introduction to Citrix Adaptive Transport Citrix adaptive transport is a data transport mechanism for Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops. It is faster, can scale, improves application interactivity, and is more interactive on challenging long-haul WAN and internet connections. Adaptive transport maintains high server scalability and efficient use of bandwidth. By using adaptive transport, ICA virtual … Read more