Local area network News
February 25, 2014
With inline IPsec and MACsec encryption, the Brocade MLXe can encrypt data across WANs, LANs and the cloud.
November 30, 2012
Brocade, a storage veteran and data center LAN innovator, has the tools to make end-to-end FCoE work, but that's not what customers want, one VP says.
May 01, 2012
Move over SAN, WAN, LAN and MAN. EMC is pushing the notion of a CAN – cache area network – with its upcoming Project Thunder product. During the Solid State Storage Symposium last week in San Jose, ...
January 27, 2011
If you were once a networking solution provider that thought you could avoid the data center, think again. The average networking VAR is not only working on the data center LAN, but they’re also ...
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East-west traffic, in a networking context, is the transfer of data packets from server to server within a data center. The label east-west comes from network diagram drawings that usually depict local area network (LAN) traffic horizontally. Continue Reading
Synchronous replication copies data over a SAN, LAN or WAN so multiple copies are available. The technique is used for applications with low recovery time objectives. Continue Reading
A network patch panel is a mounted hardware unit containing ports used to interconnect and manage LAN cables as well as connect them to the internet and wide area networks. Continue Reading
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System administrator responsibilities are, fundamentally, about the care and feeding of systems but cover a broad range of possibilities when looking at a specific position. Continue Reading
Wireless upgrades have an impact on the wired LAN. Find out how the upgrade affects switching, cabling, power, WAN links and Internet circuits. Continue Reading
Instead of white-labeling or building a cloud-based email service, LAN Infotech decided to resell the service. Learn what factored into its decision. Continue Reading
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When it comes to managing unified fabric, the jury is out on who's in charge. FCoE switches and adapters have LAN and SAN elements and can be managed by existing network or storage interfaces. But the two teams have very different approaches. Continue Reading
Vendors promise energy-efficient networks, but they often can't provide actual measurements for LAN switch power consumption. In this best practices guide, learn methods for measuring LAN switch energy efficiency. Continue Reading
LAN switch power consumption testing is as crucial as benchmarking speeds and feeds on switches. Enterprises that develop a set of best practices for testing network power consumption will save millions in op-ex annually. Continue Reading
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A software-defined network can have a centralized or distributed network architecture in the data center, LAN and WAN, depending on business needs. Continue Reading
LAN disaster recovery solutions can be costly, but you may already have the right technology in-house for backup and recovery. Continue Reading
Environment affects VoIP performance, so it's important to consider how VoIP best fits in your environment is important, our UC strategies expert explains. Continue Reading