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Top 5 Questions to Ask about your 10GBE data center [ Source: ITG ]

January 2014- The data center has historically been the focal point of technology evolution. Over the past decade, application architectures, servers, and storage have all changed the way services are provisioned and delivered. The foundation of the data center—the network itself—is now experiencing a similar level of change, evolving from the architectures of the past to a more agile and dynamic solution that meets the requirements of today's applications.

Discover the three critical assessment areas to consider when short-listing Ethernet fabric vendors [ Source: Brocade ]

November 2013- The rapid development of Ethernet fabric offers users new choices to modernize their data center physical switch networks to support software-defined network and cloud computing. Networking professionals should start on the road to greater efficiency and automation in their data center networks.

Read the Gartner report "Emergence of Ethernet Fabric Will Push Users to Rethink Their Data Center Physical Switch Networks" to discover five recommendations for modernizing your data center with Ethernet fabrics.

Miercom Report on Huawei's AR Series Routers [ Source: Huawei Enterprise USA ]

August 2012- Find out why Miercom, a major networking testing and certification consultancy, awarded Huawei's AR Series Routers their coveted Performance Verification Award. Miercom was impressed with the routers' high marks in access and interconnection capabilities.

These routers provide a rich set of functions including routing, switching, voice, security, and wireless capabilities while also supporting plug-and-play configuration and deployments using a USB flash drive.

Their key findings on the Huawei's AR Series Routers ...

Miercom Report: Huawei S5700-LI Series Switches [ Source: Huawei Enterprise USA ]

August 2012- Miercom, a major networking testing and certification consultancy, recently awarded Huawei their Performance Verification Award for the S5700-LI series of Gigabit Ethernet (GE) switches. These GE switches were honored for their forwarding performance, advanced features, interoperability, resilient architecture, and energy efficiency.

The S5700-LI series GE switches (S5700-LI) are next-generation energy-saving switches developed to meet the demand for high-bandwidth access and Ethernet multi-service aggregation. Based on cutting-edge hardware and Huawei Versatile ...

Running on Faith - The Risk of Inadequate Network Testing [ Source: Spirent ]

July 2012- The roster of enterprises that have suffered costly and damaging lawsuits as a result of outages or security breaches would be shorter had those organizations invested in testing a vital, mission-critical foundation of the modern enterprise, the network infrastructure.

Best-practices enterprise network testing includes discovering performance limitations and validating vendor claims during acquisition, performing the due diligence of proof-of-concept for network designs or upgrades, and planning for headroom and growth as requirements change.<...

WAN and VPN Solutions: Choosing the Best Type for Your Organization [ Source: XO Communications ]

November 2011- In enterprises today, Wide Area Networks (WANs) are no longer operating behind the scenes. WANs are central to the daily operations and core business of organizations large and small. However, enterprises must choose from a variety of ways to implement WANs. This white paper examines the various types of Wide Area Networks (WANs), and why IT departments gravitate towards specific WAN solutions. In addition, the paper provides constructive guidelines for organizations seeking Local Area to ...

Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) [ Source: XO Communications ]

October 2011- Today's enterprises are faced with a number of network-related needs that are challenging from a technology and a financial perspective. Organizations are looking for proven, cost-effective solutions to:

• Create and improve disaster recovery infrastructures

• Replace outdated hub-and-spoke architectures

• Meet increasingly complex network requirements

• Prioritize applications, such as VoIP

• Maximize performance while minimizing costs

Your enterprise might have one or many of the needs ...

The Evolution of LAN Bypass Technology: Lanner's Generation One to Generation Three Bypass [ Source: Lanner Electronics ]

October 2011- Software stability is a major issue on any platform, but especially network appliances since it could affect the availability of a network. Anyone who uses software has most likely experienced problems that hang and/or force a reset of a computer or program. Such problems also occur in network appliances, and there may be times when there are no administrators around to get the appliance up and running again when things go wrong. The interruption ...

Tips to Improve Network I/O Performance on Virtualized Servers [ Source: Solarflare Communications ]

August 2011- Traditionally, virtualized servers have relied on the hypervisor to fully manage data flow, providing powerful services and management capabilities, but also introducing overheads that dramatically impact network I/O performance. The new PCI standard, single-root I/O virtualization, or SR-IOV, has emerged to address these performance issues.

This solution brief explains how to cost-effectively improve network I/O performance on virtualized servers and comply with the new standard.

Server Virtualization: Achieve Higher I/O Performance and Maintain Hypervisor-based Services [ Source: Solarflare Communications ]

August 2011- Citrix partnered with Solarflare to develop a unique unified approach to SR-IOV that delivers unprecedented cut through I/O performance while maintaining full hypervisor-based management.

As a result, virtualized servers can now benefit from accelerated network performance as well as hypervisor-based services and management capabilities.

Learn how to achieve higher I/O performance, scale to consolidate more workloads, and maintain efficient hypervisor-based services and management.

Social Networking Site Accelerates Network Performance [ Source: Solarflare Communications ]

August 2011- myYearbook, an innovative and rapidly growing social media site, must manage the extraordinary demands caused by the explosive growth in traffic.

To do so, its engineers need to stay ahead of the curve on the deployment of leading edge technologies which both meet its current performance demands, but also provide headroom for growth.

Learn how myYearbook upgraded its infrastructure to improve network performance.

How to: Accelerate Web 2.0 Application Performance [ Source: Solarflare Communications ]

August 2011- Memcached is a widely deployed distributed database caching technology implemented by tens of thousands of Web 2.0 sites such as Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Salesforce.com, Wikipedia, and Craigslist. Memcached accelerates dynamic web applications, and is an important part of many social networking and big data infrastructures.

Discover how Solarflare's 10GbE technology accelerates user access to Web 2.0 and learn how to improve the efficiency of the infrastructure to provide a better user experience, while managing ...

The Private Fiber-Optic Network Advantage [ Source: Sunesys, LLC ]

November 2010- Today, IT professionals are being asked to shoulder increasing responsibility for the delivery of key services to organizations. Over the last few years, enterprises have seen an escalating need for reliable, secure, and cost-effective bandwidth that will scale their business needs. The solution? A private fiber optic network that delivers the necessary levels of security, reliability, manageability, and scalability – in a cost-effective manner.

Sunesys, a telecommunications and dark fiber provider, has produced a ...

Managing The Evolution Of Business Services With Carrier Ethernet [ Source: Reliance GLobalcom ]

July 2009- Carrier Ethernet solutions to integrate their service platforms, increase network capacity, simplify operations, and bring consistency to service delivery. Business network services have evolved extraordinarily during the past several decades, and the pace of change is accelerating. What hasn't changed over time is what propels these markets. On the demand side, customers make purchase decisions for network services based on price, bandwidth, connectivity, and performance requirements. On the supply side, new technologies, ease of network ...

The State Of Data Center And Network Infrastructure [ Source: Brocade ]

March 2010- Brocade sponsors this report on the state of the data center and the new network infrastructure. According to Brocade, the best run organizations are using virtualization, convergence, and other network modernization techniques to increase quality of service and lower costs.

Making A Business Case For Deploying A High-Performance Networking Infrastructure [ Source: Brocade ]

March 2010- Do you know how to fully quantify ROI for network technology upgrades? In this white paper sponsored by Brocade, you can learn the four steps that will maximize the impact and success of your infrastructure improvement proposals.

Strengthen Your Business Case For Network Modernization [ Source: Brocade ]

March 2010- IT leaders wanting to upgrade to a modern, end-to-end network infrastructure need to arm themselves with unassailable data proving a fast return on investment. Learn the four steps that will maximize the impact and success of your infrastructure improvement proposals.

Brocade: Carrier Ethernet Technology Comparison [ Source: Brocade ]

February 2010- Ethernet has become a standardized plug-and-play service offered to Enterprise and business users. An Ethernet service is usually offered to a customer through a physical Ethernet interface as the point of attachment. However, beyond the attachment point, Ethernet services may operate over native Ethernet networks or other transports services, such as Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS). This white paper addresses MPLS, MPLS-TE, PBB, PBB-TE, and RPR features and capabilities for use in Carrier Ethernet deployments.

Ethernet Enables The Smart Grid [ Source: Belden ]

January 2010- The electrical power generation, transmission, and distribution system has survived for decades with limited intelligence. But the emergence of independent power producers, green power sources, and new regulatory regimes is making it imperative to add smarts to the grid.

Carrier Ethernet Technology Comparison [ Source: Brocade ]

February 2010- Ethernet has become a standardized plug-and-play service offered to Enterprise and business users. An Ethernet service is usually offered to a customer through a physical Ethernet interface as the point of attachment. However, beyond the attachment point, Ethernet services may operate over native Ethernet networks or other transports services, such as Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS). This white paper addresses MPLS, MPLS-TE, PBB, PBB-TE, and RPR features and capabilities for use in Carrier Ethernet deployments.

The Benefits of Dark Fiber for Healthcare IT Infrastructures [ Source: Sunesys, LLC ]

November 2009- Today, healthcare IT professionals are being asked to shoulder increasing responsibility for the delivery of key services to hospital and healthcare organizations. Yet many financial and operational obstacles can make fulfillment of these new services highly complex. The current recession has put increasing demands on the healthcare IT professional. Yet even with today’s flatlined or shrinking budgets, IT professionals are being tasked with delivering additional medical and administrative applications. How will you respond to ...

The Benefits of Private High Bandwidth Managed WANs (Wide Area Networks) for Educational IT Infrastructures [ Source: Sunesys, LLC ]

November 2009- Today, educational IT professionals are being asked to shoulder increasing responsibility for the delivery of key services to schools and school districts. Yet many financial and operational obstacles can make fulfillment of these new services highly complex. The current recession has put increasing demands on school district IT professionals. Yet even with today’s flatlined or shrinking budgets, they are being tasked with delivering additional educational and administrative applications. How will you respond to these ...

Proximity Hosting Pitfalls [ Source: CFN Services ]

September 2009- Zero latency is the optimal trading speed that all firms hope to achieve at some point. But until that can become a reality, there is a race to keep reducing latency from all aspects of the trading process. From the server to the messaging to the sending and receiving of data, each piece must be optimized to reach the goal of zero latency. There are many avenues companies are looking at to reduce variables and ...

Belden Industrial Ethernet White Paper [ Source: Adventive Marketing, Inc. ]

October 2009- Industrial Ethernet is trending to be the principal infrastructure choice for mission-critical industrial automation and control applications. Industrial Ethernet is built on the same standards-based networking platform as enterprise Ethernet, which has long reigned as the universal network solution.

Cloud Networking Services [ Source: Arista Networks ]

June 2009- Cloud computing is a compelling way to deliver web-based and non-web-based applications that better utilize the physical infrastructure, while lowering costs by moving from silos of expensive customized servers to racks of cost-effective ones. Due to the elastic nature of clouds, a particular application may be delivered from one physical location at a given moment but from a different, potentially far-away location in the same cloud at a later moment. Performance and scaling of cloud ...

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