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  • The answer to virtual network switch problems

    Virtual network switches have posed serious problems for networking pros, but network edge virtualization technologies, including distributed virtual switches, may be what makes manageability possi...

  • Virtual network switches fall short

    When it comes to networking for virtualization, every hypervisor comes with built-in switching, but virtual network switch problems abound, including the lack of traffic visibility and manageability.

  • Using the Nexus 1000v for virtual network management

    The Cisco Nexus 1000v distributed virtual switch gives network administrators more control in virtual network management. Previously, virtualization networking was controlled by server teams, which...

  • How to handle virtual network switches

    Managing virtualization networking is a real challenge for network admins since they often don't have control of virtual network switches and the traffic that runs inside servers. But there are som...

  • Top seven network traffic monitoring challenges

    Network traffic monitoring tools are touted as the ultimate answer to meeting compliance and performance needs in the network. But a number of network traffic monitoring challenges have arisen, inc...

  • How to optimize data center Ethernet

    It will take time for super-fast data center Ethernet technologies to evolve, so managers of data center networks must optimize existing Ethernet through a series of strategies that range from choo...

  • Choosing an edge switch: What to consider

    Choosing an edge switch means considering a host of edge switch features that range from advanced security like IPS and malware-scanning to wireless LAN features like integrated access points and P...

  • Integrating LAN edge switch security and NAC

    The best form of network edge security is to integrate LAN edge switch security features with network access control devices so that networking teams can use VLANs, ACLs and health checks at the sw...

  • Using edge switches for network access authentication

    Intelligent edge switches can play a role in network access authentication, but these functions are often overlooked.

  • How to use edge switch ACLs and port-level security

    LAN edge switch security functions enable network administrators to use switch access control lists (ACLs) to filter incoming and outgoing traffic, as well as port-level traffic filtering and VLAN ...

  • Benchmarking core switches without extensive testing to

    When it comes to benchmarking core switches, network managers find that testing tools are costly, so it may be worth using switch traffic modeling for testing core switch performance.

  • Integrated wireless NMSs work across infrastructures

    Enterprises must implement integrated wireless network management systems that are user-aware and offer end-to-end visibility but also provide the drill-down capabilities of wired network managemen...

  • Cloud computing networks: Any application, any time, an

    Cloud networks have a mission: connect a pool of resources that any user, anywhere can access without fail.

  • Who controls unified networking and storage fabric?

    When it comes to managing unified fabric, the jury is out on who's in charge. FCoE switches and adapters have LAN and SAN elements and can be managed by existing network or storage interfaces. But ...

  • Is your wired network ready for WLAN integration?

    Wireless LAN integration means upgrading wired networks with new equipment and traffic prioritization to avoid bottlenecks between the networks and provide QoS for wireless multimedia applications,...

  • Testing 10 gigabit Ethernet switch latency

    Testing 10 Gigabit Ethernet switches means going beyond just speed to examine potential latency. Testing 10 gigabit Ethernet switch latency requires choosing the right switches and testing tools an...

  • Steps to a unified storage and network fabric

    IT organizations planning to deploy a unified storage and network fabric through data center bridging and FCoE implementation must consider a host of components, such as adapters, and configuration...

  • 802.11n WLAN speed: Just how fast is fast?

    Vendors promise 802.11n WLAN speed of 600 Mbps, but users find they can realistically reach about 300 Mbps. In order to maximize 802.11n speed and throughput, users find they must have just the rig...

  • Unified fabric primer: FCoE and data center bridging

    Unified data center fabrics combine FCoE and data center bridging to enable SAN and LAN traffic to run on the same physical network, simplifying network architecture and resulting in savings. This ...

  • Wireless or Ethernet LAN? Comparing costs

    Now that 802.11n has made wireless LAN faster and more reliable, network administrators are wondering: Wireless or Ethernet LAN? Until now Ethernet replacement hasn't been feasible, but 802.11n WLA...