Data Center Ethernet News
May 19, 2015
Gartner's latest Magic Quadrant finds that Cisco and Arista are the data center networking leaders among nearly a dozen vendors.
April 10, 2015
ICYMI: Infonetics survey reveals strong Ethernet switch growth, fueled by 40 GbE switches.
July 30, 2014
Arista, Google, Microsoft, Broadcom and Mellanox are developing 25 and 50 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) top-of-rack switches. After initial reluctance, the IEEE is considering a standard for 25 GbE, but vendors may be out of luck with 50 GbE.
May 15, 2014
SDN and virtualization determine the leaders in Gartner's Magic Quadrant for data center networking, but switching fabrics still matter most to engineers.
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If you blinked, you may have missed it: A consortium formed this summer to develop a 25 Gigabit Ethernet specification, with plans to have 25 Gbps switches shipping in two years. Here's why the industry is in such a hurry. Continue Reading
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Virtualization and cloud exposed legacy data center networks as fragile and inefficient. This primer explains how Ethernet fabrics meet new demands. Continue Reading
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We're looking to expand our 10 Gb Ethernet networks on servers, and I'm trying to figure out which way to go. What are people deploying? Continue Reading
The white-box switch market grew exponentially in 2013 thanks to hyperscale companies and cloud providers, but will enterprises buy in? Continue Reading
With TRILL extension, Brocade adds native multi-tenancy to its Ethernet fabric. It also rolls out new ToR switches and auto-QoS for storage traffic. 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
In this chapter, you'll learn the basics of Cisco Nexus switches and configuration of Layer 2 networking. Continue Reading
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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
Expert Carrie Higbie explains that top-of-rack switching may mean higher costs due to an oversubscription of ports that you don't need and can't use. Continue Reading