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Last Updated: 10/6/04 11:22 AM
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Networking

By Erik Rodriguez

This article provides an overview of the networking industry. It discusses the common uses of the technology, financial status, and forecasts. There are links to various networking topics within this site.



What is Networking?

Networking is the connection of devices (computers, servers, phone, etc) to share resources. The networking industry is composed of over 700 companies. Leaders in the networking field (not based on share price) include but are not limited to Cisco, Sun Microsystems, and Intel. Total market capitalization in October 2004 was 34 billion dollars. Currently, market spending is down due to shifts in the economy. This is largely due to terrorist attacks which forced investors to decrease spending. However, economists predict spending will eventually increase.


Types of Networks in Use

The United States, Europe, and other highly developed countries of the world pose many complex networks. The biggest example is cellular telephone networks. Cellular use is increasing at an all-time high. Many networking companies play a key role in the existence and development of these networks. Nortel, Lucent, and Cisco produce high-end antennas, switches, and communication equipment needed to run these networks. The United States has a very complex backbone of fiber optics that allows for the communication of computers, telephones, and televisions. With the introduction of VoIP, TVIP, and FTTH, our networking potentials are sky high.


More?

The links below provide a wealth of information on networking:


Basic Networking

Intermediate Networking

Advanced Networking





TCP vs. UDP
Juniper SRX anti-spam filtering config
Windows Server 2008 Clustering Configuration
Windows 2008 R2 Network Load Balancing (NLB)
Extreme Networks: Downloading new software image
Juniper SRX save config to USB drive
Juniper SRX logout sessions
Extreme Networks Syslog Configuration
Command line drive mapping
Neoscale vs. Decru
Data Security vs. Data Protection
Juniper SRX Cluster Configuration
HOWTO - Create VLAN on Extreme Switch
Using a Non-local Colocation Facility
Linux Server Administration
IT Chop Shops
Flow Viewers: SFLOW, NetFLOW, and JFLOW
Exchange 2007 Back Pressure
IPtables open port for specific IP
Politics in IT Departments
HOWTO - Block Dropbox
Cisco IOS Cheat Sheet
Subnet Cheat Sheet
Design a DMZ Network
How DNS works
Firewall Configuration
Juniper SSG Firewalls
Server Management
Configuring VLANs
Runlevels in Linux
Server Clustering
SONET Networks
The Red Hat Network
Server Colocation
Complicated Linux Servers
Dark Fiber
Data Center Network Design
Firewall Types
Colocation Bandwidth




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