February 06, 2015
Cisco introduced its first 40 gigabit per second IE switch for manufacturers, energy companies and government organizations that need higher bandwidth on industrial networks.
January 21, 2015
Cisco has introduced Catalyst LAN switches that support 2.5 and 5 GbE for faster Wi-Fi without the need for costly cable upgrades.
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.
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Irwin Lazar discusses how Wi-Fi is replacing the need for a wired Ethernet and what this means for the enterprise. Continue Reading
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
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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
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
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
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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