Small businesses are typically the step children of the IT world; they don’t receive enough attention from professionals and typically suffer from bad design practices.
In this episode of Infotrek, your hosts join forces with guest Steven Sedory to talk about many of these bad practices and explore favorable alternatives for designing a good network for a small business.
John W Kerns is a network and systems engineer based in the Los Angeles/San Diego area. His background is in two traditionally stovepiped skill sets: systems administration and switching/routing/security. He spends most of his time as an implementation engineer for a medium sized VAR. Visit his blog at blog.packetsar.com or follow him on Twitter @PackeTsar.
Derek Pocoroba is a Director of Enterprise Networking in the San Diego area. His background is heavy in enterprise networking and he holds CCIE #18559 Routing & Switching. Derek spends much of his time as a solutions architect, focusing on network architecture and design for his customers. Visit his blog on PacketPushers and LinkedIn or follow him on Twitter @dpocoroba.
Mike Aossey is a Director of Practice Management in Orange County, CA. His background spans many different technologies in IT, but he focuses mostly on collaboration and programming. Mike oversees SMEs and architects VoIP solutions. Visit his blog on www.aossey.net or follow his rants on Twitter @aossey.
Steven Sedory is a small business owner based out of Chino, California. His company, Vertical Computers, provides managed IT services, as well has VoIP and cloud hosting solutions. His background is in systems administration and small business systems architecture. Visit his website at verticalcomputers.com.
Show Topic: Small Shop Design Part 1
- Internet (Small or big pipe? Bigger if cloud is used a lot)
- Core Networking (Stack, chassis, 10G?)
- Wireless (Latest and greatest or just good enough?)
- Identity Management (Just use Active Directory. Save the headache)