Data Center Networking

  • September 08, 2005 08 Sep'05

    Cisco Spotlight Series: The need for speed

    Despite the growth in networking segments like wireless, IP voice and application networking, what has driven the industry from its earliest days is the basic need to transport ever-growing amounts of data from one point to another.

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  • June 23, 2005 23 Jun'05

    Cisco gets aggressive on emerging technologies

    The networking giant is ramping up its "emerging" technology plans, intending to release cutting-edge wares every few months for the next year.

  • April 26, 2005 26 Apr'05

    Networking giants announce acquisitions

    To shore up prospects in growing markets, both Cisco and Nortel are making purchases in areas of increasing importance to each.

  • March 28, 2005 28 Mar'05

    New switch targets data center aggregation

    Leveraging its success with Google and other high-profile customers, Force10 is launching a new 10 GigE data center aggregation switch that offers line rate switching at speeds up to 192 Gbps.

  • December 21, 2004 21 Dec'04

    Cisco 2005 outlook: Fostering convergence is top priority

    Cisco's 2005 agenda includes pushing deeper into VoIP and making networks easier to manage, but the networking giant's top task is to sell customers on its complex vision for the future.

  • December 20, 2004 20 Dec'04

    Expert Ed Tittel: 10 GB Ethernet implementations reach commercial viability

    See why Ed Tittel believes 2005 will be an interesting and active year in networking.

  • December 06, 2004 06 Dec'04

    Alcatel lures customers preparing for 10 GigE

    Alcatel's new line of multipurpose Layer 3 stackables is intended to ease the 10 Gigabit Ethernet transition, but reasonable features at a modest price may not be enough to steal market share from Cisco.

  • November 15, 2004 15 Nov'04

    Convergence puts new spin on networking and its vendors

    The unification of voice, IM, presence, e-mail and Web conferencing applications promises easier enterprise communications, but network managers and vendors are scrambling to learn how to best position themselves for the future.

  • November 09, 2004 09 Nov'04

    Convergence presents new struggles for admins

    Experts at Networking Decisions warned attendees against underestimating the complexity of adding voice to the network, because small details, like out-of-date network maps and inaccurate traffic forecasts, can mean big headaches.

  • October 20, 2004 20 Oct'04

    Alcatel's new switches styled for convergence

    Alcatel hopes to boost its midmarket presence with new convergence gear, but with plenty of competition one expert says before the company can find customers, it must find itself.

  • May 12, 2004 12 May'04

    What accounting woes? Nortel exec keys on convergence

    In a surprisingly positive keynote at N+I, a top Nortel executive says the troubled networking company is focused on developing convergence technology, and not on the accounting fiasco that took down its CEO.

  • April 27, 2004 27 Apr'04

    With downturn over, experts say convergence is 'unavoidable'

    Industry experts at the Enterprise Networks conference say converged voice and data networks are the best way to reduce costs and integrate e-mail, voice, video and IM applications.

  • October 06, 2003 06 Oct'03

    Data Center Directions

    Where is the data center going? Browse through this collection of articles and webcasts for a look into the next generation of high-performance computing architectures.

  • September 26, 2003 26 Sep'03

    Regional disasters prompt new redundancy plans

    As enterprises grow more concerned about regional disasters, they are developing new ways to keep key data and applications available in times of trouble. Some firms are moving data centers further away or outsourcing, but others are turning remote ...

  • September 23, 2003 23 Sep'03

    Cisco pins government hopes on low-cost tools

    Cisco has added new products to its Catalyst 6500 Series line of multilayer switches, courting governments and data centers with lower operational costs and increased density.