The Tools I use every day to run this website and to do my job.
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This website is hosted with names.co.uk. I have been using them for years and have never had a problem ever. In my opinion they are the only website hosting company to consider in the UK
The website runs on WordPress and I have been using the Genesis Framework from Studiopress for years as it is built for SEO and the themes are really easy to use.
For all my CCIE training I used ine.com there is no doubt they are the market leaders and are now delivering a wide range of training courses for the network engineers of the future. From CCNA online courses to CCIE Bootcamps I can highly recommend all of their material.
Wireless Console Cable
I don’t use this every day, but whenever I am on site and need to get a console connection to a piece of equipment this is my weapon of choice.
You can connect it to the console port of the hardware in a data center and retire to a less noisy room to complete your configuration.
Noise Cancelling Headphones
I do use these every single day. They are not the cheapest headphones on the market but they are certainly the best in terms of noise cancellation and for the Bose sound quality. If I am working in a data center or travelling on a plane my audio is always noise free.
The cheapest place to purchase these is over at www.amazon.co.uk – they are £249 but for a high quality product that I use every single day – worth every penny.
I have been a loyal user of ViceVersa Backup Software again for many years. It is a paid product and I know there are many free options out there, but this just works. I have 3 folders and backup locations defined on my laptop and at the end of every day I just mirror the data to my backup drive. The display window shows the progress and and any copy errors – simple.
Try it free for 30 days at http://www.tgrmn.com/