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November 05, 2014
To meet Wi-Fi backhaul demands, Cisco's NBASE-T Alliance will specify 2.5 and 5 GbE switches that can run on existing Cat5e and Cat6 copper cabling.
April 18, 2014
Data centers need an affordable, low-power 100 Gigabit Ethernet optical interface that can reach beyond 100 meters.
March 06, 2014
The white-box switch market grew exponentially in 2013 thanks to hyperscale companies and cloud providers, but will enterprises buy in?
November 14, 2013
Extreme's new data center switch eases migration to 10 GbE and 40 GbE, with 32 QSFP+ ports engineered for either 32 40 GbE or 104 10 GbE.
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Generic Ethernet access is a new carrier service rolling out in the United Kingdom. Is this a technology that can work for you? Continue Reading
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
An optical line terminal (OLT) is a device that is located at the service provider's central office and is the endpoint of a passive optical network (PON). Continue Reading
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After a six-month delay, Broadcom's StrataXGS Trident II chip is shipping at volumes high enough for switch manufacturers to start building product. Continue Reading
When it comes to 100 Gigabit Ethernet, network monitoring tools fall short. Analyst Jim Frey explains which tools are ready and which must change. Continue Reading
It may seem early to consider 40 and 100 GbE migration since 10 GbE is so young, but with the explosion of video and cloud applications, users must build 10 GbE networks today that can be easily migrated in the future. Continue Reading
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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
Experts and early adopters of 40 Gigabit Ethernet share successes and pitfalls. 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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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