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XPliant Takes On Broadcom, Intel With Malleable Ethernet Switch Chips

XPliant Takes On Broadcom, Intel With Malleable Ethernet Switch Chips

Switch chip upstart XPliant, founded in 2011 by a bunch of techies from Cisco Systems, Juniper Networks, ...

Cisco Cuts More Jobs As Switching And Routing Stall

Cisco Cuts More Jobs As Switching And Routing Stall

Networking giant Cisco Systems is struggling in its core switching and routing markets and feeling the effects ...

Cisco Expands MDS SAN Switches For Hyperscale

Cisco Expands MDS SAN Switches For Hyperscale

Hyperscale datacenters have their clustered object storage and supercomputing centers have their GPFS and Lustre parallel file ...

IBM, Carrier Partners Claim Elastic Networking Advance

IBM, Carrier Partners Claim Elastic Networking Advance

Researchers from AT&T, IBM, and Applied Communication Sciences said they have built a prototype network that promises ...

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September 16, 2014(0)
Switch chip upstart XPliant, founded in 2011 by a bunch of techies from Cisco Systems, Juniper Networks, Brocade Communications, and Marvell and in the process of being acquired by network and server chip maker Cavium Networks, has unveiled its first round of Ethernet switch ASICs and its intention to upset the current order among switch chip and switch makers. ... Full article
August 14, 2014(0)
Networking giant Cisco Systems is struggling in its core switching and routing markets and feeling the effects of economic and political turmoil in emerging markets, all of which put a damper on sales and profits as it closed out its fiscal 2014 year in July. The declines in the final quarter were modest, but Cisco must be thinking that ...
July 31, 2014(0)
Hyperscale datacenters have their clustered object storage and supercomputing centers have their GPFS and Lustre parallel file systems, but at large enterprises, the storage area network still reigns as the place to put the most critical data. To that end, Cisco systems is expanding its MDS 9000 family of SAN switches, goosing them to span what Cisco is calling ...
July 30, 2014(0)
Researchers from AT&T, IBM, and Applied Communication Sciences said they have built a prototype network that promises to reduce the set up time for inter-cloud connectivity from days to seconds. The scientists said their elastic cloud-to-cloud networking scheme could eventually lead to “sub-second” cloud provisioning via IP and next-generation optical networking equipment. The result, they added, would be the ...
July 29, 2014(0)
Software-defined networking is coming to the datacenter despite lingering concerns about the maturity of the technology, according to an upbeat forecast that predicts SDN deployments will begin in 2015. Infonetics Research forecasts that 87 percent of North American-based enterprises surveyed intend to deploy SDN in their datacenters and campus LANs by 2016. “The leaders in the SDN market serving ...
July 23, 2014(0)
After several days of presentations and a unanimous vote of 61 to zero in favor, the members of the IEEE have decided to back an effort to develop 25 Gb/sec Ethernet standards for servers and switching. The formation of the study group is the first step in a process that will almost certainly culminate in a new and more ...
July 22, 2014(0)
Big Switch Networks, a networking startup that was spun out of the Stanford University labs that created the OpenFlow protocol that underpins a lot of software-defined networking stacks, is rolling out its Big Cloud Fabric Controller. The software is the culmination of four years of work and fulfils its founders’ goals of creating a controller that can span both ...
July 22, 2014(2)
Data scientists from MIT and Facebook have proposed a centralized datacenter network that chucks the traditional Internet architecture used for packet transmission and path selection, replacing it with a centralized “arbiter” of data transmission that would decide when and along what path to transmit packets. The centralized “zero-queue” data network architecture dubbed Fastpass blends two fast algorithms. The first ...
July 15, 2014(1)
The emergence of big data, storage, and streaming media applications that have bursty behavior on the network and the prevalence of 10 Gb/sec network adapters on servers is choking the uplinks on top of rack switches. Switch makers are being pushed to offer more uplink bandwidth and much fatter packet buffers, and Arista Networks is jumping out ahead of ...
July 3, 2014(0)
Having announced that it was joining the OpenDaylight Project a month ago, Extreme Networks has come out with a software-defined networking strategy that will heavily leverage that open source project and that will also make use of the many assets developed by itself and Enterasys, which it acquired last September for $180 million. That acquisition essentially doubled the size ...
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