- November 05, 2014
To meet Wi-Fi backhaul demands, Cisco's NBASE-T Alliance will specify 2.5 and 5 GbE switches that can run on existing Cat5e and Cat6 copper cabling.
- April 18, 2014
Data centers need an affordable, low-power 100 Gigabit Ethernet optical interface that can reach beyond 100 meters.
- March 06, 2014
The white-box switch market grew exponentially in 2013 thanks to hyperscale companies and cloud providers, but will enterprises buy in?
- November 14, 2013
Extreme's new data center switch eases migration to 10 GbE and 40 GbE, with 32 QSFP+ ports engineered for either 32 40 GbE or 104 10 GbE.
- October 10, 2013
After a six-month delay, Broadcom's StrataXGS Trident II chip is shipping at volumes high enough for switch manufacturers to start building product.
- May 28, 2013
Facebook execs Frank Frankovsky and Najam Ahmad discuss why Open Compute is designing a switch that's open source.
- March 12, 2013
Data center switching vendor Mellanox will support open source software on its switches, giving customers more choice in how they run their networks.
- September 20, 2012
With the Nexus 3548 and the Arista 7150, Cisco and Arista each offer an ultra-low-latency switch with deep features and functionality.
- September 19, 2012
Better power supplies and fans are not enough to reduce network power consumption. It's time for network vendors to rethink chip design and packaging.
- August 21, 2012
With bandwidth demand growing, the IEEE formed a new consensus group to determine next Ethernet speed: 400 Gigabit Ethernet or Terabit Ethernet.
- July 18, 2012
Stuart Miniman and Stephen Foskett take opposing views on Fibre Channel over Ethernet. Is the FCoE standard ready to use or not yet reliable? You decide.
- July 09, 2012
FCoE at the edge can be a step toward network convergence, but end-to-end FCoE needs a whole lot more engineering before it can be reliable.
- July 05, 2012
Implementing FCoE network convergence is possible considering the move to 10 GbE and the emergence of data center bridging.
- July 03, 2012
Market forces will dictate that network managers get more involved in IT energy management.
- June 26, 2012
Cisco announces longtime M&A chief Ned Hooper is leaving. CTO Padmasree Warrior takes over and Pankaj Patel assumes sole leadership of engineering.