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January 28, 2011  4:51 PM

TRILL versus Shortest Path Bridging: Hard feelings?



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
data center networks, Ethernet, IEEE, IETF, NANOG, Networking, shortest path bridging, TRILL

Is TRILL a "terrible idea?" Does Shortest Path Bridging rule? I have no clue. TRILL (Transparent Interonnection of Lots of Links) and 802.1aq...

October 26, 2009  7:05 PM

CEO shuffle, layoffs at Extreme Networks



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Ethernet, Extreme Networks, switches

Extreme Networks, one of the smaller Ethernet switching vendors out there, has survived the recession so far, but its financial outlook has been dismal lately. Three weeks ago it Extreme warned Wall Street that...


September 1, 2009  2:55 PM

Brocade continues to exploit friction between Cisco and systems vendors



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Brocade, Cisco, converged Ethernet, data center networks, Dell, Ethernet, Foundry, HP ProCurve, IBM, Storage, Unified Computing System

It's debatable just how much Cisco's move into the server market with its launch of the Unified Computing System (UCS) has truly soured the networking giant's strategic alliances with IBM and Dell,...


June 26, 2009  8:07 PM

Ethernet Alliance hosting exploration forum for 40/100 Gigabit Ethernet



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
100 Gigabit Ethernet, 40 Gigabit Ethernet, Ethernet, Ethernet Alliance, Networking

The Ethernet Alliance has issued a call for papers for an upcoming Technology Exploration Forum on 40 and 100 Gigabit Ethernet. The forum is scheduled for Sept. 15, 2009 in Santa Clara,...


June 5, 2009  5:55 PM

Soon-to-be-ex-Senator Norm Coleman’s next job: Network engineer?



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Ethernet, IT humor

We don't spend a lot of time talking politics on The Network Hub, but I can't resist this one. Sen. Norm Coleman (R-Minn.), who lost his re-election bid to comedian Al Franken and who has spent the last six months litigating the election results in Minnesota's courts, was caught on tape at some...


May 28, 2009  7:31 PM

Interop: Fibre Channel over Ethernet demo by Ethernet Alliance



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Ethernet, Ethernet Alliance, FCoE, Fibre Channel over Ethernet

While walking the floor at Interop Las Vegas last week, I met with Brad Booth, chairman of the Ethernet Alliance, who demonstrated Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE). In this video, you can see how the Ethernet Alliance used priority flow...

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May 6, 2009  1:31 AM

Shocker! Cisco leads the pack in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for enterprise LAN



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
3Com, Alcatel-Lucent, Brocade, Cisco, Enterasys, Ethernet, Extreme Networks, Force10, Foundry, Gartner, HP ProCurve, Juniper, Juniper Networks, LAN, Local Area Network, nortel, switches

When I saw that Gartner had published a new Magic Quadrant for enterprise local area network (LAN) infrastructure, I knew one thing was for certain. Cisco Systems would be THE leader in the market. The...


April 23, 2009  4:29 PM

Broadcom takeover bid for Emulex about converged Ethernet?



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Broadcom, Brocade, Cisco, converged Ethernet, Emulex, Ethernet, FCoE, Fibre Channel over Ethernet, mergers

Broadcom is making a $764-million hostile takeover bid for Emulex, a manufacturer of storage networking infrastructure, such as host bus adaptors and I/O controllers. Broadcom, a maker of wireless and wired networking semiconductors, appears to have Emulex's emergent


March 20, 2009  7:52 PM

10 Gigabit and 40 Gigabit Ethernet market passes $10 billion mark.



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Ethernet, Networking, Routing and switching

The pipes are getting bigger and bigger. This afternoon Infonetics Research published a new report claiming that the market for 10 Gigabit and 40 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) grew by 47% in 2008 to $10.8 billion....


September 2, 2008  5:17 PM

What would you do with a 288 TB network time machine?



Posted by: Michael Morisy
deep packet inspection, DPI, Ethernet, logging, Network, Network analysis, network monitoring, network montioring, Networking

GigastorSAS Who needs a DeLorean and its one point twenty-one jiggawatts when you can have a GigaStor...


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