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October 08, 2014
As pioneer bare-metal switch vendors gain momentum, the networking industry is changing. Software and hardware vendors are innovating.
September 16, 2014
Cavium claims its programmable XPliant Ethernet chip can support new protocols via software updates without adding latency to the data plane.
September 10, 2014
ICYMI: HP announces new advanced threat appliance for TippingPoint portfolio; Compuware agrees to $2.5 billion buyout.
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.
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Open Compute Project garners this month's Network Innovation Award for its work in developing an OS-agnostic top-of-rack switch. Continue Reading
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Bare-metal switching has been considered niche, but Dell's foray into the market suggests other big vendors may soon follow. And while you might worry a bare-metal switch requires a Ph.D. to set up, early adopters say it's not that scary to use. Continue Reading
WebRTC, an emerging standard for embedding voice and video-conferencing applications into Web browsers, is aimed at making real-time communications as simple as clicking a link. It eliminates the need to download and install any clients or plug-ins,... Continue Reading
Arista announced top-of-rack 7280E with 100 GbE uplinks. It also released an optic that allows a migration from 10 to 40 GbE without a fiber upgrade. Continue Reading
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Server virtualization offers network managers many advantages -- but those benefits come with some stiff challenges. Continue Reading
The network is converging. Voice, video, and storage and data networks are already converged, and more recently networking pros have had to tackle virtual networks, mobile devices and cloud services. Up next: software-defined networks. It's a lot to... Continue Reading
Network downtime is often a necessary evil for network upgrades, but in the world of 24/7 broadcast media, maintenance windows are hard to come by. Continue Reading
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When data center admins are flooded with new technology, they must first prioritize their business objectives before deciding which tools to deploy. Continue Reading
Enterprise data center technology is evolving more quickly than ever before. To decide what steps you need to take, consider these five trends. Continue Reading
All major switch vendors have rolled out new high-density, low-latency data center switches. Expert Glen Kemp looks at what makes them special. Continue Reading