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Building the infrastructure to enable flat Data Center network architecture
This issue of the Network Evolution E-Zine will cover the road to flat Data Center network architecture. Learn about how to design a high-performance network with virtualization in mind. We'll help you understand virtualization security, virtual cluster switching, and more. Get your biggest ATA over Ethernet questions answered, and find out if it's a good solution for converged data center networks. We'll help you weed through the vendor hype, and explore ways to build a flatter converged data center network. Finally, read a case study about The New Mexico Human Services Department, and how they implemented a virtualization security plan that had all core applications running on virtual machines.
Features in this issue
ATA over Ethernet is pitched as a solution for converged data center networks, but ATAoE has a host of technology shortcomings, including a lack of packet loss recovery and shaky security, according to Fast Packet blogger Ivan Pepelnjak. So why bother?
IT professionals explore the process of building converged data center networks based on expectations of vendors’ promises, as well as their reservations, the benefits and technicalities of this technology.
Using virtual cluster switching, the UCLA Laboratory of Neuro Imaging manages dozens of switches as one switch in a flat Layer 2 network for high-performance computing.
News in this issue
The New Mexico Human Services Department implemented a virtualization security plan that ensures security of core applications running on virtual machines.