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“The Network is Slow” – An Introduction to EtherChannel

Posted by Kelson Lawrence on Feb 28, 2013 11:57:00 AM

By Thomas Chipman

“The network is slow” … four little words that are the bane of every network administrator. You will find that no matter how well a network design meets an organization’s current or projected needs, the day will surely come when those four dreaded words will find their way into a trouble ticket. If anecdotal evidence is to be believed, you will most likely hear those four words about 12 minutes before you had planned to head out for a weekend getaway; and they are usually uttered by your CEO as she is standing in your doorway with her laptop. Well, today’s that day and she isn’t going to leave your office until you’ve worked your magic. After all, that IS why she made YOU senior vice architect of network engineering.

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