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Results tagged "fabric"

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Juniper's QFX5100 Switches Knit A Fabric

October 31, 2013 01:08 PM
The new QFX5100 switches are a key element of Juniper's MetaFabric architecture.

Networking Gets Interesting Again

May 17, 2013 02:34 PM
From software-defined networking to fabrics to powerful new switches, network vendors are fighting for a revitalized market.

InteropNet Tests Network Fabric Design and More

May 02, 2013 03:55 PM
InteropNet, the production network for Interop Las Vegas, is testing and showcasing a variety of technologies, including a network fabric from Avaya and network configuration software from Tail-f Systems.

Dell Accelerates Network Fabric Deployment with New Software, Hardware

April 19, 2013 05:10 PM
News roundup: Dell Active Fabric includes new switches and software; Array debuts four new ADCs; Palo Alto adds Android protection; BoxTone extends platform to manage ActiveSync.

Inside InteropNet's Hot Stage

April 19, 2013 02:24 PM
The hot stage lets the InteropNet team assemble and configure the hardware and software that powers Interop ahead of the conference itself. Team members test designs and work out bugs. Here's an inside look.

Will SDN Kill TRILL?

February 26, 2013 10:53 AM
Layer 2 multipathing standards such as TRILL and SPB may seem redundant in an SDN world. But these standards still have a role to play while we wait to see how the SDN market matures.

Fabric Wars: Too Soon To Pick A Winner

May 01, 2012 09:00 AM
While the networking giants--Cisco Systems, Brocade and Juniper Networks--battle it out for domination of the emerging fabric networking segment, a host of new competitors are nipping at their heels. Other networking companies--such as Avaya, Enterasys and Alcatel-Lucent--as well as computer companies edging into the networking space--such as HP and Dell--are among those joining the fray.

Two Approaches To Network Optimization At RSA

February 28, 2012 01:00 PM
It's a given that complexity grows as networks expand, as more performance demands are placed on networks and as security protections are required. One approach to tackling that complexity is network intelligence optimization, a technology in which a fabric layer sits between the infrastructure layer--the routers and switches--and the network intelligence layer--tools such as intrusion detection, application monitoring and advanced threat protection systems--and knits them all together. At the RSA Conference 2012 this week in San Francisco, two companies are introducing network optimization solutions. While both are hardware appliances, one product is targeted at enterprises, while the other is targeted at the small-to-midsize business (SMB) market.

Enterasys Addresses Wired-Wireless Pain

January 26, 2012 10:00 AM
Network equipment vendor Enterasys is tackling the growing problem of managing wired and wireless devices with the latest addition to its suite of fabric network management technology, the OneFabric Edge Architecture. The combined wired-wireless management fabric relieves a number of network management headaches, especially in situations where the wired network is often managed by one vendor and the wireless network by another, says the company.

Intel Makes Exascale Bet on InfinBand-Based Supercomputing

January 25, 2012 10:00 AM
Intel, which played a key role in the creation of the InfiniBand high-speed networking standard a decade ago, has come full circle and bought the IB assets of Qlogic, one of the two remaining companies still actively pushing the technology. While $125 million is chump change for a company that netted $3.4 billion in profits last quarter, Intel says the acquisition will enhance its networking portfolio and provide scalable high-performance computing (HPC) fabric technology as well as support the company's vision of innovating on fabric architectures to achieve ExaFLOP/s performance by 2018. At a hundred times faster than today's fastest supercomputers, it's an aggressive move, seeking to accelerate performance to a quintillion computer operations per second.

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