Three wireless media hubs that offer extra storage

For many mobile workers, media hubs offer the ideal solution for dealing with data storage shortage when they run out of space on their laptops, tablets or smart phones. These devices offer extra

Published on: September 13th, 2013 Nestor E. Arellano

Intel touts speed, reliability of MXC cable

A new optical interconnect introduced by Intel Corp., offers high speed and long reach beyond what current fibre technologies are capable of, according to the chipmaker. MXC can carry 25Gbps on each fibre

Published on: September 10th, 2013 Nestor E. Arellano

Protocol wars: Can Fibre Channel survive Ethernet’s assault?

Fibre Channel, the high-speed data transport protocol for storage area networks (SAN), is under increasing pressure as data centers move toward Ethernet for all data network traffic and SAS for hardware interconnects. By

Published on: May 2nd, 2012 Lucas Mearian

Juniper up next with cloud switches

Juniper's data center announcement next week is expected to include switches based on new silicon that allows them to establish a flat fabric for cloud computing.Sources say Juniper will unveil its Stratus line

Published on: February 15th, 2011 Jim Duffy

Mellanox buys Voltaire for $218 million

Mellanox Technologies announced Monday it is acquiring fellow networking vendor Voltaire for roughly US$218 million. The deal, which is subject to shareholder approval, is expected to close in the first quarter of next

Published on: November 29th, 2010 Chris Kanaracus

40 Gig Ethernet switch from Blade Networks

FRAMINGHAM, Mass.-- Blade Network Technologies, the data center switch vendor being acquired by IBM, has  unveiled a top-of-rack 10G switch with 40G Ethernet uplinks, making it one of the first vendors to ship

Published on: October 14th, 2010 Jim Duffy

Beefy Alcatel-Lucent switch targets Cisco, Juniper

FRAMINGHAM, Mass -- Alcatel-Lucent reawakened its enterprise switching business today with a core switch designed to go up against Cisco System Inc.'s Nexus and Juniper Network's high-end Ethernet box.The company will unveil the OmniSwitch

Published on: October 12th, 2010 Jim Duffy

What you need to know about 802.1x

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) 802.1x standard is and why you should care means understanding three separate concepts: PPP, EAP and 802.1x itself.Point-to-Point ProtocolMost people are familiar with PPP - Point-to-Point Protocol.

Published on: August 18th, 2010 Joel Snyder

Energy Efficient Ethernet being put to the test

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. -- The University of New Hampshire InterOperability Lab (UNH-IOL) has begun testing Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE) products to make sure they work together.  "The pre-testing process will allow [vendors] to be

Published on: July 12th, 2010 Bob Brown