LANs (Local Area Networks) News
November 06, 2014
The Brocade ICX line expands with a new closet switch and stackability of the ICX 7750 for campus cores.
June 26, 2014
HP announced the next-generation version of a popular campus switch. The HP 5400R chassis has more resiliency and throughput than its predecessor.
April 08, 2014
Avaya extends automation and resiliency of VENA Fabric Connect to wiring closet switches, WLAN and endpoints.
February 25, 2014
With inline IPsec and MACsec encryption, the Brocade MLXe can encrypt data across WANs, LANs and the cloud.
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A local area network (LAN) is a group of computers and associated devices connected to a server using a shared common communications line or wireless link. Continue Reading
ICMP (Internet Control Message Protocol) is an error-reporting and message-control protocol that network devices use to report problems in IP packet delivery. Continue Reading
A mesh network is a local area network (LAN) that employs one of two connection arrangements, full mesh topology or partial mesh topology. Continue Reading
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Cisco will add new services to its Catalyst 6500 campus core switch, including OpenFlow, LISP and maybe fabric extenders. Continue Reading
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LAN disaster recovery solutions can be costly, but you may already have the right technology in-house for backup and recovery. Continue Reading
The Cisco Nexus 5500 may be a better replacement for the Catalyst 6500 as a network core switch than the Nexus 7000, but there are design challenges to consider before investing. Continue Reading
As virtualization and new storage arrays place greater demand on the network, engineers may find that the Cisco Nexus 5500 is a better core switch than the Cisco Catalyst 6509. Continue Reading