Data Center Networking

  • August 27, 2010 27 Aug'10

    MPLS inside your data center … really?

    Data center MPLS was a hot topic earlier this week at a Juniper Networks Data Center Design workshop in NYC. In this video, Juniper Networks MX Series product manager Rameshbabu Prabagaran explains ...

  • August 05, 2010 05 Aug'10

    Catalyst to Nexus data center migration

    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 17 Jun'10

    Will TRILL replace spanning tree protocol in data center networks?

    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 03 Jun'10

    Data center networks and server virtualization: Who has a silver bullet?

    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 17 May'10

    Juniper wants to collapse your data center... in a good way

    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 04 May'10

    Brocade's Jim McHugh on the Brocade-Foundry merger, data center networks

    Earlier this year, Brocade hired former Nortel enterprise networking chief Jim McHugh as its chief marketing officer. 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 29 Apr'10

    Will InfiniBand get new life in the quest for converged I/O?

    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 06 Apr'10

    Cisco Unified Computing pushes to support every fabric

    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 23 Feb'10

    Converged enhanced Ethernet to force network and storage collaboration

    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 02 Feb'10

    Q&A: ProCurve CTO talks converged data centers, desktop virtualization

    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 23 Dec'09

    Avaya hangs onto Nortel data networking gear -- what's next, a Flip cam?

    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 21 Dec'09

    Data center networks in 2010: Two-tier networks arrive 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 18 Dec'09

    Cisco Unified Computing System: Jumping into the server game

    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 17 Dec'09

    Cisco-HP smackdown: Let's get ready to rumble

    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 17 Dec'09

    Top 10 networking stories of 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.