Data Center Ethernet News
July 28, 2016
The cost of Ethernet networking will fall to a fifth of the current level in four years, a research firm said. At the same time, bandwidth usage will soar.
June 21, 2016
Pica8 introduces open switching OS for 25/50/100 GbE. The use of higher throughput switching is growing in mega data centers.
March 11, 2016
Hewlett Packard Enterprise has released its first 25 GbE top-of-the-rack open switch. The Altoline 6960 joins 10/40/100 GbE switches in the portfolio.
February 22, 2016
Arista Networks expects sales of its new 25/50 Gigabit Ethernet switches to pick up this year after a slow start.
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