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Brian Heder

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    Brian Heder is a computer network architect with experience designing, implementing, and supporting enterprise-class, globally-distributed networks. Over the past decade, Brian has supported both public and private sector clients, including the Department of Defense, the Department of Veterans Affairs, various Fortune 500 companies and The Johns Hopkins University, his alma mater.

    In addition to supporting clients full time, Brian actively participates in the industry through speaking at conferences and writing about networking technologies in various publications. In his blog "The Invisible Network" at Network World, Brian advises technology leaders based on the premise that the network should be invisible to end users. In an increasingly network-centric world, and with the rise of the Internet of Things, keeping the network invisible is more challenging -- and more important -- than ever before. In light of this, each post briefly explores how a given technology works and what it means for the future of the enterprise.

    Brian has an MS in network architecture and design, holds over 20 industry certifications including the CCIE, and has a patent pending for an IPv6 technology. He can be reached at

    The opinions expressed in this blog are those of Brian Heder and do not necessarily represent those of IDG Communications, Inc., its parent, subsidiary or affiliated companies.