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Data Center Ethernet News
March 16, 2018
Ethernet bandwidth costs in data center switches fell to a six-year low in 2017. Crehan Research reported cloud provider demand for speed was behind the drop.
December 06, 2017
Barefoot Networks has introduced packet-based monitoring software, called Deep Insight. The new product uses data processed on switches powered by the Barefoot Tofino chip.
October 03, 2017
Apstra has introduced the second iteration of its network operating system. The latest version of AOS extends network automation to Layer 2 networks running legacy software.
May 16, 2017
New Extreme switches include the company's first 100 GbE product for top-of-rack and leaf-spine architectures. The company also unveiled this week multirate edge switches.
Data Center Ethernet Get Started
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Adobe created a multicloud strategy to connect to public clouds like AWS and Azure. One Adobe networking pro talks about how the new approach changed its definition of networking. Continue Reading
The new IEEE Ethernet standard offers some much-needed flexibility for network managers trying to keep up with skyrocketing bandwidth demand while working under long refresh cycles that prevent frequent rip-and-replace upgrades. With 802.3bz, or ... Continue Reading
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Ethernet networks often struggle with modern data center workloads, but emerging NIC technologies are here to help improve network performance. Continue Reading
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Problem Solve Data Center Ethernet Issues
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Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) adoption is growing. But is it right for your organization? Continue Reading
When it comes to OpenStack vs. CloudStack, IT managers need to understand the difference between the open source cloud-computing management architectures. Continue Reading
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