Data Center Networking

  • November 20, 2008 20 Nov'08

    Network consolidation in data centers essential to reducing costs

    The next generation of data center design puts a focus on speedier, better-managed networks to do more work at half the price.

  • July 23, 2008 23 Jul'08

    Brocade's Foundry deal boosts its data center play, but Cisco is ready

    Brocade's acquisition of Foundry Networks for $3 billion puts it in a position to compete with Cisco Systems in the data center networking space. But experts say Brocade will need to get everything right to make it work.

  • July 22, 2008 22 Jul'08

    Brocade grabs Foundry Networks, challenges Cisco in the data center

    There's one vendor out there who is poised to challenge Cisco Systems' dominance in the data center networking market. No, it's not Juniper with its new line of EX switches. ProCurve Networking by ...

  • July 14, 2008 14 Jul'08

    Cisco WAAS 4.1 video demo

    In this video, Feng Meng, solutions manager from Cisco data center, gives a quick tour of WAAS 4.1, which incorporates ease of deployment, application-specific acceleration, branch-ready video ...

  • June 10, 2008 10 Jun'08

    Data to be favored over voice: Youth will alter communication technology

    The enterprise must prepare for the 'millenials,' or Generation Y as they are often known, according to a report from 60 Minutes. This was a theme echoed by President and Chief Executive Officer of ...

  • May 07, 2008 07 May'08

    How sexy is your network diagram?

    What, you don't know a precise number? Then get over to and find out exactly how pretty your peers think your network diagram is on a sliding 1-10 scale. It's ...

  • May 05, 2008 05 May'08

    Interop Poker Extravaganza

    When I flew to Las Vegas last week for Interop 2008, I never imagined that I'd be wearing one of the most coveted pieces of bling in the poker-playing world. But here I am, wearing one of the two ...

  • May 03, 2008 03 May'08

    University of Florida PHD offers new energy-saving Ethernet idea

    At Interop Las Vegas 2008, I talked with the Ethernet Alliance and their University White Paper Challenge Winner Francisco Blanquicet, a PHD student at University of South Florida. In this video he ...

  • March 12, 2008 12 Mar'08

    Green networking: Energy efficient upgrades can cut costs

    Upgrading older networking products to greener, more efficient equipment can cut costs, but administrators should take a close look at total savings from switching out energy hogs like gigabit Ethernet switches for new, greener models. A report by ...

  • January 29, 2008 29 Jan'08

    With Cisco's Nexus switch, the network now rules the data center

    With Cisco's new Nexus 7000 switch, the vendor has shown that the network is the key to taking data centers to the next level.

  • January 18, 2008 18 Jan'08

    Does overhauling the data center mean changing the network?

    This week I read survey results showing IT priorities in 2008, and was surprised to see how much the top IT priorities involved the network. So I did a little research. The following article ...

  • November 28, 2007 28 Nov'07

    Convergence, need for next-generation networks drive router sales growth

    As service providers seek to upgrade their networks to deliver more multimedia and integrated services, router manufacturers continue to see increased sales.

  • November 01, 2007 01 Nov'07

    It's not easy being green

    Boston recently held a "hazardous materials drop-off day," when residents of the city could take their half-empty cans of varnish and paint thinner, car batteries and the like for proper disposal ...

  • September 25, 2006 25 Sep'06

    Cisco bulks up data center switching

    Cisco Systems Inc. today made significant announcements in its data center switching line: an 8-port, 10 GigE module; a blade switch for Fujitsu Siemens; and a Web-based script-sharing community.

  • April 18, 2006 18 Apr'06

    Splunk + Nagios = quick data center troubleshooting

    A lack of prescience in Splunk's spunky search-based troubleshooting tool limited its usage to after-the-fact diagnosis. Adding Nagios, the mighty open source monitoring tool, puts Splunkers one step ahead in the data center troubleshooting race, ...