Data Center Networking
- August 05, 2010
Are you at the point where you need to update the old Cisco Catalyst 6509s in the core of your data center? If you are, you're probably looking at the Nexus line of data center switches that Cisco ...
- June 17, 2010
The Transparent Interconnection of Lots of Links (TRILL) protocol is a pending IETF standard that could eliminate spanning tree protocol from standard data center network design. Vendors like Brocade are already staking their future on it.
- June 03, 2010
Server virtualization has forced network vendors to reinvent the data center network. Everyone has his own vision of how to deliver a network that is optimized for virtual data centers. Enterprises should think twice about just going with their ...
- May 17, 2010
Juniper Networks today unveiled it "3-2-1" architectural vision, also under an umbrella of technologies its dubbed the New Network. It's a recipe for collapsing the data center network from three ...
- May 04, 2010
Earlier this year, Brocade hired former Nortel enterprise networking chief Jim McHugh as its chief marketing officer. SearchNetworking.com caught up with McHugh at Interop last week. In this two-part Q&A, we asked him about the progress of the ...
- April 29, 2010
Enterprises are desperately seeking answers for converged I/O to support converged data center networks. While many tout FCoE, others are looking toward the ROCE specification for running InfiniBand over an Ethernet backbone.
- April 06, 2010
Cisco released new Cisco Unified Computing fabric extenders that will enable Nexus 5000 switches to support multiple types of fabrics ranging from Fibre Channel over Ethernet Infiniband (FCoE) to iSCSI and Infiniband.
- February 23, 2010
A new data center network architecture is on the horizon, thanks to the arrival of converged enhanced Ethernet (CEE) and the rise of Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE). With storage traffic destined to traverse IP networks, networking pros will have...
- February 02, 2010
Data center convergence, converged Ethernet, desktop virtualization and other emerging technologies will force network administrators to work more closely with other factions in the IT universe, according to HP ProCurve CTO Paul Congdon. ...
- December 23, 2009
While we're all twiddling our thumbs and waiting for Jan. 19 -- when Avaya will announce which of Nortel's acquired unified communications products are staying and going -- there is still plenty to ...
- December 21, 2009
SearchNetworking.com asked Gartner Research VP Joe Skorupa to predict what 2010 has in store for data center networks. He sees a price war driven by the HP-3Com merger, the rise of two-tiered architecture, and more 10 Gigabit Ethernet adoption.
- December 18, 2009
Cisco's Unified Computing System cloud computing vision landed the networking vendor squarely in the middle of the data center market with blade servers and a unified fabric designed to integrate storage, with a focus on virtualization.
- December 17, 2009
The Cisco-HP battle went into full effect in 2009 when the two former partners, who once sold complementary equipment into the same accounts, launched competitive products and cut off all ties.
- December 17, 2009
The top 10 networking stories of 2009 are highlighted by a push into the data center network, acquisitions, bankruptcies and new partnerships that will change networking industry leadership.
- November 19, 2009
Move over data center, networking has regained its rightful place here at Interop NY this week. Interop was once the networking show, but that ended years ago as the conference tried to become the ...