Converged network News
September 22, 2017
Networking will eventually become a critical component of Cisco Intersight, a new cloud-based data center management system focused on the computing layer today.
August 30, 2017
Kaminario's K2.N all-flash infrastructure creates multiple virtual arrays from clustered resources. Compute nodes and NVMe shelves connect via RDMA over Converged Ethernet.
February 08, 2017
Load Balancing (LB), is now popping up on the corporate security agenda! LB is no longer just about managing traffic flows across enterprise routers and servers. In the age of the cloud and ...
July 30, 2016
BT is unlikely to be able to fund both its quadplay ambitions and the investment needed to provide reliable, resilient and secure converged ubiquity its customers (including business) want. ...
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The industry may lack vendor-neutral certifications, but hands-on UC training can help workers master products, advance their careers and boost their salaries. Continue Reading
SAN/NAS convergence is the merging of network attached storage (NAS) with storage area network (SAN) technologies through the use of newer techniques that overcome incompatibilities between the two. Continue Reading
A hyper-converged network is a network that combines compute and storage network resources into a single preconfigured stack, server or brick with heavy use of virtualization. Typically, a hyper-converged network is built on server hardware that uses virtualized storage, unifying all hard disks or SSD’s into a single storage stack. Continue Reading
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Before you buy, check out this comparison of leading data center-class switches to understand the different features and capabilities. Continue Reading
Choosing the right switches for your data center can be difficult in an increasingly virtual environment. In this article, we explore the purchasing criteria for data center-class switches. Continue Reading
SN blogs: This week, analysts discuss how to prepare your network infrastructure to handle big data, the cost benefits of 3-D printing and what it means to have a hyper-converged network. Continue Reading
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The network is converging. Voice, video, and storage and data networks are already converged, and more recently networking pros have had to tackle virtual networks, mobile devices and cloud services. Up next: software-defined networks. It's a lot to manage and monitor, and our tools must keep up.
In this Technical Guide, our experts consider all these convergences and how best to manage and monitor them. The focus is largely on mobility and SDN, but it also includes a chapter focused on the user perspective and, hence, concerns about how to best manage and monitor application performance. Continue Reading
Basic SMB doesn't require much more than a compatible OS. Advanced features in SMB 3.0 like Multichannel or Direct have a few more requirements. Continue Reading
As the admin and platform owner of a project, Patrick Hubbard has to monitor everything, and he coined a new term that describes that responsibility. Continue Reading
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UC vs. telecom -- how are these two communications terms interconnected? Our telecommunications expert explains in this response. Continue Reading
Today, vendors are pushing all types of infrastructure convergence. Find out how each can make a difference in your environment. Continue Reading
Voice over IP (VoIP) requires that an organization's voice staff understand many of the fundamentals of data networking. Routing is an essential data networking function that also applies to VoIP. In this tip, learn more about the routers and routing protocols that help carry your voice traffic over the IP network. Continue Reading