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Demo Lab: Configure a Meraki Network
Mar10

Demo Lab: Configure a Meraki Network

I’ve wanted to get some more Meraki kit into the office to experiment with for ages and finally got round to sourcing some and setup a test lab. If you’ve never used Meraki equipment before you should! opening up a box is like the first time you purchased an iPhone or a brand new car it feels a bit special! No I’m not weird I’m a nerdy¬†IT guy ūüėČ This is high end networking equipment for enterprise and utilises a...

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Using LOGICnow’s Max Backup service with Azure for offsite disaster recovery
Feb09

Using LOGICnow’s Max Backup service with Azure for offsite disaster recovery

We’ve been using LOGICnow’s Max Backup service for a while now to provide cloud backup and business continuity to our clients.¬†Recently we’ve been playing with Azure to provide a DR solution that can be turned on within a few minutes without the expense of¬† having hardware laying around doing nothing. This can be done using windows backup and the Azure backup services¬†but¬†if you need¬†offsite¬†hot standby servers and a...

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SonicWall TZ500 Unbox and Install
Oct27

SonicWall TZ500 Unbox and Install

So today our SonicWall demo unit trial expired so a few days ago I purchased a not for resale (NFR) unit from Exertis to replace it. Having been impressed with the NSA3600 we wanted to use one on our own network for testing and training purposes. We don’t need anywhere the power of the 3600 so opted for the smaller TZ500 which is recommended for networks up to 50 users. The TZ500 retails for around ¬£630 so its a good fit for...

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