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  • The promise of software defined networking

    If you aren't intimately familiar with software defined networking, don't fret. Only 10% of 450 IT practitioners at a recent Network World event raised their hands when asked if they understand SDN. But if the emerging technology lives up to its promise to redefine networking as we know it, there is no time like the present to dig in and learn more.

  • VMware one-ups Microsoft with vSphere 5.1

    The race for virtualisation dominance between Microsoft and VMware has become more interesting with VMware's recent release of vSphere 5.1. We obtained vSphere around the same moment as the final release of Windows Server 2012, whose newly included virtual switch and enhanced Hyper-V features were designed to clobber VMware.

  • Dell networking chief: taking on Cisco in the data centre

    It is just over a year since Dell completed its acquisition of Force10 Networks, but the company already has big plans to challenge Cisco's dominance in the data centre.

  • Why SDN will accelerate COTS adoption in the networking industry

    Software-defined networking (SDN) is a game changer for adoption of commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) technology in the network industry.

  • Big data analytics computing requires a 'maverick fabric' network

    The high-performance computing (HPC) scientific/academic sector is accustomed to using commodity server and storage clusters to deliver massive processing power, but comparable large-scale cluster deployments are now found in the high-end enterprise as well.

  • Software-defined networks - Five needs driving SDNs

    Five trends in network are driving the transition to software defined networking and programmability.

  • Five focus areas to keep Avaya in the race

    New Avaya data networking chief Marc Randall has five focus areas in his sights to help the company sell its Ethernet switches, gain market share... and perhaps stave off irrelevancy.

  • Fabric wars: Cisco vs. Brocade vs. Juniper

    The past three years have been very noisy on the data center fabric and architecture front. Every quarter seems to bring about a new convergence blueprint from another vendor - and a variety from one or two.

  • High-speed Ethernet planning guide

    Standards-based 40- and 100-gigabit Ethernet switches and routers are starting to show up in enterprise networks, following ratification of the IEEE 802.3ba specification in mid-2010.

  • Why is converged I/O in data centres taking so long?

    So if converging the I/O infrastructure in data centres is all the rage, what's taking IT shops so long to do it?





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