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November 17, 2015
Cisco has added support for open source tools Chef and Puppet in the IOS XR operating system for its NCS programmable routers.
September 29, 2015
HP agrees to resell the Pica8 network operating system on the Altoline SDN switch.
September 24, 2015
Dell's latest campus core switch is expected to face tough competition from rivals Cisco and HP.
May 07, 2015
Cisco plans to release a 2RU Catalyst campus switch by the end of July. The new 6840-X is the smallest device in the 6000 family.
Ethernet Get Started
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Ethernet is the most commonly used local area network technology deployed with transmission speeds heading upwards into the gigabits range. Continue Reading
The state of campus switching is rapidly changing. Those managing networks today, and planning their operations in the future, must contend with the rise of software-defined networking, the pervasiveness of mobile devices, and the coming future that... Continue Reading
IT pros need to consider new developments in technology like software-defined networking and the Internet of Things when choosing the best Ethernet switch for their current and future network. Continue Reading
Evaluate Ethernet Vendors & Products
Weigh the pros and cons of technologies, products and projects you are considering.
With reduced hardware costs and more flexible lanes in the physical architecture, 25 Gigabit Ethernet may offer answers in oversubscribed data centers. Continue Reading
Vendor alliances are bypassing the IEEE again, this time with specs for two new Ethernet speeds, 2.5 and 5 GbE. Without common standards, could enterprise networks suffer? Continue Reading
For the first time, Ethernet innovation isn't about higher speeds. The recent push for 2.5 and 5 Gigabit Ethernet show it's all about use cases. Continue Reading
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Ethernet -- that most fundamental of network technologies -- is occupying center stage again as the IEEE and vendors release new standards and products governing its deployment. But this time, faster speed isn't the whole story. The advent of ... Continue Reading
A recap of SearchNetworking's How to Buy series, which teaches IT professionals what to keep an eye on when buying new products for their networks. Continue Reading
In this Q&A, one network manager discusses how he's ripping out routers and replacing them with smart switches at sites with Ethernet WAN transport. Continue Reading
Problem Solve Ethernet Issues
We’ve gathered up expert advice and tips from professionals like you so that the answers you need are always available.
The advent of more powerful servers and increasing traffic are combining to fuel the migration of 40 Gigabit Ethernet into the enterprise. 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
There's been much hype over Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) architecture; expert Carrie Higbie doesn't think it will ever replace Fibre Channel. Continue Reading