• An Ethernet switch chip showdown is brewing … at last

    Broadcom has dominated the merchant Ethernet switch chip market, but that control may not last long. It already faces competition from Intel and now Cavium has entered the fray with its Xpliant acquisition.

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  • Verizon tests 100G Ethernet; House bill pushes Wi-Fi spectrum access

    This week in telecom news, Verizon said it successfully completed a 100G Ethernet trial while maintaining carrier-grade performance, and the House introduced a companion bill to the Senate's Wi-Fi spectrum access bill.

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  • Ethernet advances haven’t pushed FC SANs into retirement

    Ethernet has made advances with packet dropping and speed in recent years, but Fibre Channel remains the SAN protocol of choice for performance.

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  • How software-defined networking will boost carrier Ethernet services

    Now that SDN controllers can reach into optical networks, the technology could boost the performance and cost efficiency of carrier Ethernet services.

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  • Can you please explain the following, common Ethernet errors?

    I'll begin with some basics about how Ethernet networks work before explaining these errors. First, Ethernet networks have both a minimum (64 bytes) and a maximum (1,518 bytes) frame size. The number of bytes in a packet must always be divisible by eight. Second, Ethernet uses checksums to validate...

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  • KIA Quiz #2: Through the ether

    On an Ethernet network, this is a device that is handling electrical signals improperly. To a network administrator trying to figure out why the network is down, it might look like a device that is always sending.

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  • Admin Know-IT-All Question #2

    In networks, a jabber is any device that is handling electrical signals improperly, usually affecting the rest of the network.

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  • Is Ethernet a logical topology or a protocol?

    Could you please advise me regarding Ethernet? Is it a logical topology or a protocol? Whenever I browse Web sites in this regard, each has its own explanation. I would also appreciate information regarding various Ethernet standards.

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  • Data centers take the 10 GbE plunge

    Spurred by falling prices and dead-ended support on older hardware, data centers are finally upgrading from 1 GbE to 10 GbE Ethernet networks.

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  • Moving to Fibre Channel over Ethernet in the data center

    High data center demands require an efficient network to move data efficiently. Learn why Fibre Channel over Ethernet may be a good networking technology option, and how to make the switch.

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