10 Gigabit Ethernet

  • November 05, 2010 05 Nov'10

    USENIX LISA 2010: Special coverage

    USENIX LISA 2010 is a conference covering large installation systems administration. Keep up-to-date on all coverage from San Jose here, and don't miss a single update from USENIX LISA 2010.

  • October 19, 2010 19 Oct'10

    Data center network convergence? Not yet, but worth the conversation

    At the Interop New York 2010 conference, data center network convergence strategies will be discussed, but users aren't yet ready to invest or even choose which data center network convergence strategy they believe in.

  • July 15, 2010 15 Jul'10

    Oracle launches super-dense 10 Gigabit top-of-rack switch

    With very little fanfare, Oracle has launched a 72-port 10 Gigabit Ethernet top-of-rack switch, blowing other solutions out of the water. The switch is part of Oracle's strategy to integrate everything from applications and servers to network and ...

  • June 22, 2010 22 Jun'10

    40 and 100 Gigabit Ethernet ratification doesn't mean immediate uptake

    40 and 100 Gigabit Ethernet ratification means that vendors can roll out standardized 40 and 100 GbE switching products with enormous speed, but users are likely to hold off until prices come down and the need for performance is greater.

  • June 17, 2010 17 Jun'10

    Will TRILL replace spanning tree protocol in data center networks?

    The Transparent Interconnection of Lots of Links (TRILL) protocol is a pending IETF standard that could eliminate spanning tree protocol from standard data center network design. Vendors like Brocade are already staking their future on it.

  • May 18, 2010 18 May'10

    Juniper Project Stratus: The flat data center network gospel

    Juniper's data center strategist, David Yen, preaches flat data center networks, which can be easily automated. With simplification and automation, cloud computing networks can more readily enable resource sharing and provisioning on demand.

  • April 29, 2010 29 Apr'10

    Will InfiniBand get new life in the quest for converged I/O?

    Enterprises are desperately seeking answers for converged I/O to support converged data center networks. While many tout FCoE, others are looking toward the ROCE specification for running InfiniBand over an Ethernet backbone.

  • April 27, 2010 27 Apr'10

    Extreme Networks 40 Gigabit Ethernet: Another hat in the ring

    Extreme Networks' 40 Gigabit Ethernet debut at Interop has the company promising customers they can update using their existing equipment. The Extreme Networks 40 Gigabit Ethernet approach adds 40 Gigabit Ethernet connections to existing stackable ...

  • April 27, 2010 27 Apr'10

    Avaya core switch: Nortel's data business continued

    The new Avaya core switch carries out Nortel's data business legacy outpacing older models. The new Avaya core switch also integrates wired and wireless networks, and aims to integrate the core and the edge.

  • April 25, 2010 25 Apr'10

    Force10 Networks lays out 40 Gigabit Ethernet switching roadmap

    Force10 Networks says the future of the data center is in 40 Gigabit Ethernet switching products. So at Interop Las Vegas 2010, Force10 Networks is launching its 40 Gigabit Ethernet product roadmap -- and a speed war. Never mind that it'll be a ...

  • April 25, 2010 25 Apr'10

    Extreme Networks virtual switching pulls control back into the network switch

    Every networking vendor is moving to give control of virtual switching back to network admins, who are struggling to gain visibility and management over virtual machine switching. Extreme Networks virtual switching, through its XOS operating system,...

  • April 25, 2010 25 Apr'10

    Interop Las Vegas 2010: New Arista Networks 10 Gigabit Ethernet modular switch

    Arista Networks may be known for its top-of-rack switches, but now it's releasing its first Arista Networks 10 Gigabit Ethernet modular switch. The new Arista Networks 10 Gigabit Ethernet modular switch promises super speed and low power consumption...

  • April 25, 2010 25 Apr'10

    Interop Las Vegas 2010: Five hot Interop products

    At Interop Las Vegas 2010, networking vendors will announce some of their biggest product launches of the year. This year, 40 Gigabit Ethernet switching takes center stage in the line-up of hot Interop products. Other Interop products include more ...

  • April 13, 2010 13 Apr'10

    FCoE data center: Can data and storage network convergence go too far?

    The FCoE data center offers enterprises the opportunity to converge data and storage traffic on a single network infrastructure. Most experts see data center network convergence as an opportunity to reduce cost and complexity within servers and ...

  • March 11, 2010 11 Mar'10

    10 GbE switches: How important is the race for highest-density core?

    Port density in 10 Gigabit Ethernet switches is a horserace, and Force10 is currently in the lead with its new E-Series ExaScale line cards. But how many network engineers really need a network core switch with that much firepower? Virtualization, ...