Switch fabric News
January 31, 2018
This week, bloggers focus on the growing role of AI in cybersecurity, achieving simple, stable networks and running EVPN in a single data center fabric.
January 10, 2018
Liqid composable storage infrastructure is based on Liqid Grid's custom PCIe fabric switch and orchestration to provision bare-metal servers from disaggregated devices.
July 20, 2017
Extreme Networks plans to embed Avaya fabric technology in switches and management software to enable centralized control of large wired and wireless campus networks.
June 15, 2017
Pure Storage and Cisco Systems showcase NVM Express over Fabrics storage based on FlashArray//X all-flash and Cisco next-gen NVMe fabric protocol at Accelerate conference.
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Software-defined networking (SDN) gained early traction in companies like cloud providers with the resources to launch it and a need for its benefits. Quick to use SDN to make networks programmable, scalable and more flexible, they were up for taking the risk that comes with acquiring the latest technology for network architecture.
Soon, enterprises began to use SDN. But that trickle has yet to turn into a flow: The technology is still in its early stages, in terms of adoption. But few deny SDN is in the future, and so it is a matter of time before enterprises use SDN in their data centers.
This three-part guide focuses on SDN use in the data center. It opens with an overview chapter on SDN practices in the enterprise and what roadblocks still remain to widespread adoption. The two subsequent chapters then look specifically at SDN in the data center. First, we examine whether it's time for SDN to become a mainstream approach to the data center; finally, we consider the roles of network fabrics and SDN and where they overlap in the data center. Readers of this guide to SDN use in the data center will come away with a deeper understanding of SDN advantages and drawbacks and how these could play out in a modern data center.Continue Reading
In the next 12 months, consider making a few component upgrades to the data center. Our advisory board explains which ones are the most important. Continue Reading
ISPs are weighing potential benefits of network overlays in the backbone, including increased agility, faster service provisioning and lower Opex. Continue Reading
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A fabric topology may become necessary at some point, but for now, you can get away without one for your SDN overlay. Continue Reading
Cisco security CTO Bret Hartman explains how software and SDN are shaping Cisco's security strategy. Continue Reading
The Plexxi SDN strategy uses optical interconnects to link Ethernet switches and a controller with open APIs that enhance application performance far beyond network fabrics. Continue Reading
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A holistic risk management approach allows you to develop and deploy a critical, hyper-connected IoT infrastructure without compromising security. Continue Reading
Hierarchical networks cause undue latency as well as bandwidth and port loss. MLAG removes potential STP problems and gives you a flatter pre-fabric network. Continue Reading
Lisa Caywood outlines how fabric resilience and automation can free administrators to concentrate on learning and optimizing new SDN environments. Continue Reading