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Advantages of edge computing reduce data center costs

14 Aug 2019

Moving compute to the edge may seem like a big jump, but the costs associated with centralized data processing drive many organizations to edge computing. Read More

The status of white box networking in the enterprise

23 May 2019

Despite the benefits of white box networking, most enterprises are cautious about deployment. Use these five questions to determine when white box implementation is a smart move. Read More

Network hardware prices drop due to increased vendor competition

27 Sep 2011

Competition in the enterprise routing and switching market is intensifying, which is driving down network hardware prices. Read More

Quiz: Networking Hardware

06 Jul 2008

Test yourself. A WhatIs.com tech vocabulary quiz about networking hardware teminology. Read More

Brocade's network hardware price model: Pay-as-you-go

01 Sep 2011

With Brocade Network Subscription, Brocade offers a pay-as-you-go network hardware price structure that allows customers to pay only for what they need. Read More

Networking hardware vendors

14 Mar 2008

Selecting a networking hardware vendor can be confusing if you don't know the ins and outs of potential vendors' partner programs. Use our organized Partner Program Directory to assess the standardized checklists ... Read More

Physical network gear isn't going anywhere

01 Jun 2016

For decades, hardware has reigned as king in the network, but the deluge of hype surrounding cloud, virtualization and software-defined networking has some asking how long physical network gear can hold on to its ... Read More

Data backup and storage networking basics: Why back up network hardware?

05 Apr 2010

Learn about why it's important to back up your network hardware, get troubleshooting tips and expert advice about network hardware backup in this article. Read More

Switch to white box networking brings choice, disruption

17 Nov 2015

White box switches separate two long-intertwined data center components: Networking hardware and the network operating system that runs on it. With such a marked change, it's no wonder open networking isn't for ... Read More

In virtualized environments, importance of hardware remains

01 Jun 2016

It's tempting to get swept up in the hype around software-defined everything and cloud mania, but even in virtualized environments, networking hardware is still critical. Read More