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iHub By Mugethi Gitau / January 29, 2014

The Art of Network Architecture


Guest blog by Frankie Onuoga

How do you:  

  • Deepen interactions between business and technology in your organization and improve the effectiveness of those interactions
  • Face down challenges of complexity and cost in environments where the business changes faster than the network can
  • Frame the problem(s) and conceptualize the optimal network solution
  • Reflect operational realities, cost issues, and application support in your design
  • Fully leverage the benefits of modularity, hierarchy, and virtualization
  • Build networks that are more manageable and more resistant to security failures
  • Make better choices about topology, virtualization, and routing


Please join:

Melville Makokha | Systems Engineer  | Cisco Systems

John Gitau | Systems Engineer | Cisco Systems
Cyrus Ngaruiya | Technology lead (SP)| Dimension Data | CCIE#37227


as we seek to answer some of the questions above. We will be redelivering ‘The Art of Network Architecture’ tomorrow from 3pm. This virtual training will be on webex (see details below) and was initially targeted at the East African Network Operators Group (EANOG). Please forward the links to friends partners and anyone that might be interested. We expect a varied audience so it will be a great interaction.


To join the training session

Date: Thursday, January 30, 2014
Time: 3:00 pm, Nairobi Time (Nairobi, GMT+03:00)  (You can join 15 minutes earlier)
Session number: 204 802 138
1. Go to
2. Enter your name and email address (or registration ID).
3. Enter the session password: eanog 
4. Click “Join Now”.
5. Follow the instructions that appear on your screen.

About EANOG:

  • EANOG (East African Network Operators Group) was started to bring together network operators and anyone aspiring to become one or just hang out with oneJ
  • EANOG provides a forum to discuss operational issues and technologies of interest to data network engineers in the East African region.  We meet at the IHUB once every two months.
  • While the main objective is educational, it also gives vendors a chance to talk to engineers about newer technology and products on the sidelines.
  • Engineers get to network and discuss their experiences and general areas of improvement.
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Author : Mugethi Gitau

Mugethi Gitau is an all round creative. A techie by training, she is into all things design - Graphics, fashion, interiors. A writer of fiction and a poet, and tech/gadget blogger on Mugethi has a rich mix of experience ranging from training, community development and advocacy, research and design. A people's person, she enjoys linking the iHub Tech Community with each other, investors/corporates, academics and other stakeholders. She has a dream that one day, Kenyan techies will innovate their own computers and mobile devices and people all over the world will buy them. And use them.

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