Is There A Need For A Next-Gen LAN Switch
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Overview: As recently as a decade ago, the majority of local area networks (LANs) were based on shared media. Today, they are based on switching and are designed for two key parameters: speed and availability. However, there is a growing interest in implementing services, such as security in LAN switches. This session will help IT organizations determine what functionality belongs in each class of LAN switch. To achieve that goal, this session will look at how the functionality that gets deployed in LAN switches either enables or inhibits IT organizations from being able to easily support enterprise applications, as well as key initiatives such as mobility and unified communications.