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  • November 05, 2010 05 Nov'10

    USENIX LISA 2010: Special coverage

    USENIX LISA 2010 is a conference covering large installation systems administration. Keep up-to-date on all coverage from San Jose here, and don't miss a single update from USENIX LISA 2010.

  • October 19, 2010 19 Oct'10

    Data center network convergence? Not yet, but worth the conversation

    At the Interop New York 2010 conference, data center network convergence strategies will be discussed, but users aren't yet ready to invest or even choose which data center network convergence strategy they believe in.

  • July 15, 2010 15 Jul'10

    Oracle launches super-dense 10 Gigabit top-of-rack switch

    With very little fanfare, Oracle has launched a 72-port 10 Gigabit Ethernet top-of-rack switch, blowing other solutions out of the water. The switch is part of Oracle's strategy to integrate everything from applications and servers to network and ...

  • June 22, 2010 22 Jun'10

    40 and 100 Gigabit Ethernet ratification doesn't mean immediate uptake

    40 and 100 Gigabit Ethernet ratification means that vendors can roll out standardized 40 and 100 GbE switching products with enormous speed, but users are likely to hold off until prices come down and the need for performance is greater.

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  • Net Neutrality

    Net neutrality is the principle that data packets on the Internet should be moved impartially, without regard to content, destination or source. Continue Reading

  • network service provider (NSP)

    A network service provider (NSP) is a company that owns, operates and sells access to internet backbone infrastructure and services. Continue Reading

  • Session layer

    In the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) communications model, the session layer resides at Layer 5 and manages the setup and teardown of the association between two communicating endpoints. Continue Reading

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