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  • Whatever happened to the IPv4 address crisis?

    In February 2011, the global Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) allocated the last blocks of IPv4 address space to the five regional Internet registries. At the time, experts warned that within months all available IPv4 addresses in the world would be distributed to ISPs.

  • 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.

  • Brocade CEO: Why we are eating our own young

    Network fabrics have long been central to Brocade's business model. The company is currently on its sixth generation of fibre channel fabric, and since launching its Ethernet fabric two years ago the company claims to have 1,200 customers with over 200 devices deployed.

  • Muted excitement for latest Toshiba Android tablet

    Reviewing Toshiba's Excite 10 SE tablet and HP's EliteBook Folio 9470m Ultrabook.

  • 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.

  • Six home networking technologies to watch out for

    Most of the tablets, TVs, ultrabooks and smartphones on display at International CES this week ultimately are bound for someone's home, where they'll have to talk to each other. Six major home networking technologies to make that happen will be on display at the show, some of them making significant strides to keep up with the demand for instant information and fun.

  • 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.

  • Red Hat, Xen, Java, Cloudera software support ready for 64-bit ARM

    There's been a lot of talk from hardware vendors about 64-bit ARM servers, but without software the fledgling platform won't get very far. Several big vendors made announcements this week that show software support is on its way.

  • 28 pieces of sensible computing advice everyone should read

    Technology never stops moving foward. Hardware gets faster, and operating systems gain new features and (we hope) finesse. This is natural computing law.

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Why Your Next Datacenter Network Will Likely Be a Fabric

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In recent years, the Ethernet market has evolved significantly. Part of that evolution has been the differentiation of data center networks. New technologies have been developed specifically to address some of the unique challenges that each type of network presents including the development of Ethernet fabrics based on Transparent Interconnection of Lots of Links (TRILL) or comparable technologies. Download this white paper to understand how your organisation can utilise the new technologies and assess both the cost and performance benchmarks for the three network designs.
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The Need For?and Value of?Software-defined Storage

Times are changing and technology is rapidly advancing on almost a daily basis. With the growth of data - and the surge of cloud storage - the rest of your IT needs to keep up with the simultaneous progression. The notion of preparing for what may or may not come often feels like its in vain. IT organisations are realising the need to shift from traditional IT strategies to highly virtualised and automated infrastructures, preferably running on scale-out building blocks and Ethernet. Download this white paper to discover a simple and innovative approach to doing more with less.
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