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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In a network, a switch is a device that channels incoming data from any of multiple input ports to the specific output port that will take it toward its intended destination. Continue Reading
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
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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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Learn five tips to help manage the transition to Fibre Channel over Ethernet and facilitate collaboration between your organization's SAN and LAN/WAN teams. Continue Reading
Brocade rolled out a unified SAN-LAN resource management application that lets customers manage Fibre Channel and Ethernet network devices from one interface in anticipation of convergence around Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE); says 16 Gbps FC devices are coming with encryption and compression built in. Continue Reading
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
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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