• Consortium pushes IEEE to study 25GbE top of the rack switches

    Arista, Google, Microsoft, Broadcom and Mellanox are developing 25 and 50 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) top-of-rack switches. After initial reluctance, the IEEE is considering a standard for 25 GbE, but vendors may be out of luck with 50 GbE.

    Shamus McGillicuddy5,100 pointsBadges:
  • Director vs. switch

    Storage expert Greg Schulz outlines things to consider when choosing switches for a SAN.

    Gregs1,165 pointsBadges:
  • What you need to know about switch upgrades

    Next-generation switches have a lot of capabilities, especially as vendors retool their product lines to support application awareness and other features. But make sure you get the switch you need.

    JBurke190 pointsBadges:
  • Why do switches need to support so many MAC addresses?

    Switches are unlike hubs or repeaters. A hub simply rebroadcasts every signal on every port to every other port, which (while inefficient and slow) is easy to create. A switch, on the other hand, intelligently directs traffic between systems by routing packets only to their proper destination.

    SearchWinIT2,435 pointsBadges:
  • Is there a tool that will scan our switches to tell what port on what switch a workstation is plugge

    I'm having difficulty trying to find workstations on the network. Is there a tool that will scan all the switches and tell us what port on what switch a workstation is plugged into?

    searchnetworking7,860 pointsBadges:
  • Half of enterprises to have 10 GbE switches in core by 2012

    Virtualization and data center consolidation lower costs and improve efficiency but require more powerful networks, which is why one organization in two is expected to deploy 10 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) switches in the core by 2012, according to a recent survey.

    Jessica Scarpati1,970 pointsBadges:
  • What do you think of Dell’s decision to offer bare-metal data center switches with Cumulus Linux?

    Shamus McGillicuddy5,100 pointsBadges:
  • Blade server switches may ease density problems in the network

    When trying to remove density in the network, using blade server switches may help solve the problem, as well as offer latency advantages. Expert Carrie Higbie weighs in.

    SearchDataCenter2,760 pointsBadges:
  • Lifetime warranties on low-end edge switches indicate commoditization

    Extreme Networks has joined the limited lifetime warranty club for low-end wiring closet switches and edge switches, aligning itself with Cisco, 3Com, Nortel and, to a lesser extent, HP ProCurve. The trend acknowledges what many already know: When it comes to low-end switches, TCO can make or break...

    Shamus McGillicuddy5,100 pointsBadges:
  • Would you buy NHR-branded switching?

    rivkalittle1,405 pointsBadges:

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