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November 05, 2010
USENIX LISA 2010 is a conference covering large installation systems administration. Keep up-to-date on all SearchNetworking.com coverage from San Jose here, and don't miss a single update from USENIX LISA 2010.
October 19, 2010
At the Interop New York 2010 conference, data center network convergence strategies will be discussed, but users aren't yet ready to invest or even choose which data center network convergence strategy they believe in.
July 15, 2010
With very little fanfare, Oracle has launched a 72-port 10 Gigabit Ethernet top-of-rack switch, blowing other solutions out of the water. The switch is part of Oracle's strategy to integrate everything from applications and servers to network and ...
June 22, 2010
40 and 100 Gigabit Ethernet ratification means that vendors can roll out standardized 40 and 100 GbE switching products with enormous speed, but users are likely to hold off until prices come down and the need for performance is greater.
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