Cisco Systems Inc. earlier this month significantly expanded its voice/data convergence portfolio with 10 new products, including some designed to scale LAN telephony environments to tens of thousands of users.
Life was simple at Layer 3. Because the IP routing function is so straightforward, benchmarking the performance of Layer 3 LAN switches engendered little confusion. But those days are over. With the arrival
Optivity 9.0, the latest release of Nortel Networks's infrastructure management software, will bring together the LAN/WAN and telephony worlds and provide the basis for Nortel's policy-based networking roll-out.Slated for a June release, Optivity