Unique musings (from a somewhat OCD Network Architect) for achieving your winning network.


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The KISP Principle

By Yosef Murphy | June 7, 2020 |

Back in the 1960’s the US Navy coined an acronym that I still live and work by today, KISS: Keep It Simple Stupid. The KISS principle is an important and useful approach to network design and implementations because networks are complex in nature. Even the simplest network is comprised of cables, switches, routers, firewalls, access…

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Synergy Equals Success

By Yosef Murphy | May 7, 2020 |

Synergy is the creation of a whole that is greater than the simple sum of its parts. The OSI model is a perfect example of how disparate layers work together to create synergy. In this post I’d like to focus on the element of trust that is paramount between all layers of the OSI model.…

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Stairway to Heaven

By Yosef Murphy | March 7, 2020 |

When Led Zeppelin released their power ballad ‘Stairway To Heaven’, I know they didn’t write it with cloud computing and migration pathways in mind, but as I sit down to ponder this topic for you today I can’t help but muse over their lyrics and the world famous title we’ve all come to know and…

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Skeletons In Your Closet?

By Yosef Murphy | February 7, 2020 |

In my previous post I highlighted the age old adage that ‘knowledge is power’. Today I want to talk about the layers of the OSI model, specifically the physical layer of the OSI model also known as Layer 1 (pictured below). Layer 1 is not an overly exciting or sexy topic, but it forms the…

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Knowledge Is Power

By Yosef Murphy | January 6, 2020 |

We’ve all been told to look both ways before crossing the street and to avoid eating yellow snow, and I have no doubt that you’re just as likely as I am to check Google Maps before heading out somewhere new. The reasoning for each of these is the same, knowledge is power. In every aspect…

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