1. drmike

    Fiber Optic Switch recommendations

    Looking at monkeying with fiber here.  Have a spool of fiber and tools for it.  We splice / run fiber in the field, but never have worked with fiber locally like I want to. Want to convert at least partially from gigabit ethernet on LAN to faster fiber optic based switching. Anyone out...
  2. drmike

    Colocrossing's Million Dollar Routers are Switches... Top of Rack Server Porn. Old Cisco.

    Someone dropped by 1090 over at Coresite in San Jose. While there, they stumbled into Colocrossing's rack and equipment. What to note before the server photo porn?  No cable management.  Random cabling and uncabling.  Puny and ancient top of rack switches. Is that a Catalyst 3500?  This is...
  3. drmike

    Colocrossing's Core "Router" is a Switch

    Some fun info about Colocrossing for today. The reason Colocrossing can't offer IPv6 and has delayed setting up BGP sessions (See Crissic's LA departure thread) is because they don't actually have a large  core router. Instead, they use switches similar to the photo below as their "edge...