When it comes to routing and networking, Cisco is huge, but there is a new kid on the block that has many of the features that Cisco has for a fraction of the price. This is not something that the mid-size businesses have taken advantage of, but you can inexpensively build yourself some fully redundant machines that can route, firewall, and load balance 100-400 mbps with ease, and have the potential to do much more. In this presentation Joe will show what you need to start and how to configure and implement hardware and Linux to be mid-range routers, firewalls and load balancers for a mid-size business. Cisco and others have some serious networking competition from Linux.
Joe has been working with TCP/IP and Linux for the last 17 years for companies like Sears, Advantis, IBM Global Network, AT&T, LIDP and Encyclopaedia Britannica. He has been programming mainframes, and Unix and embedded systems, along with playing system administrator for OS and hardware. Joe's experience with network communications ranges from serial to ISP to large web shop environments.
As Director of Operations and Networking Lead at Britannica, he has led the charge to replace an aging group of 7500-7700 Cisco routers, RainWall, Cisco ASA firewalls, and F5 BIG-IP equipment with off-the-shelf Tyan 1U machines running Linux for a cost savings of over $100,000 with better performance and uptime.
IIT Rice Campus Room 103 201 East Loop Road Wheaton, IL 60187-8489Directions to IIT - Rice Campus in Wheaton
From the North or South: From I-355 (North-South Tollway), exit westbound at Rt.56/Butterfield Road and proceed west 3 1/2 miles on Butterfield Road to East Loop Road. Turn right onto East Loop Road (Phillip's 66 Gas Station on the corner); the campus will be on your right about a block north of Butterfield Road, behind Cozymel's. Park in the Student parking lot behind the building. Room 103 is the first room inside the north enterance.
From the I-294 (Tri-State Tollway), take the I-88 (East-West Tollway) westbound and follow directions "From the East or West" below.
From the East or West: From I-88 (East-West Tollway), take the Naperville Road exit. At the traffic light, turn left onto Naperville Road and continue north for 1\275 miles to Rt. 56/Butterfield Road. Turn right onto Rt. 56/Butterfield Road and proceed 1/4 mile to the first traffic light (East Loop Road). Turn left on to East Loop Road, (Phillip's 66 Gas station on the corner); the campus will be on your right about a block north of Butterfield Road, behind Cozymel's. Park in the Student parking lot behind the building.Room 103 is the first room inside the north enterance.
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