Friday, August 19, 2022

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Review of Arista’s 10G switch: Fast and flexible

10G Ethernet is already well on its way to replacing gigabit as the pervasive data center transport. Here's one switch that can handle the traffic

Force10’s top edge switch tested

For network managers whose foremost switch requirements are high port density and very low latency, the S4810 is a good fit

Product test: Cisco’s FabricPath technology

The manufacturer says it approach makes far better use of connections between data-centre switches than the spanning tree protocol. Experts found out if it's true

SIDEBAR: How FabricPath was tested

Six Nexus switches in a flat network design formed the test bed for this exhaustive evaluation

Cisco goes green with Catalyst 3750-X

An exhaustive test shows the stackable access switch, which supports the new PoE+ standard, can cut capital and operational costs

Easier said than done

Tests of unified communications applications show the strengths and weaknesses of the technology. Building a solution means understanding diverse platforms and protocols

Strategies for scaling and securing VoIP

VoIP vendors say they deliver scalability and security. And InteropLabs testing mostly proved them right in multivendor settings. But testing also revealed some implementation glitches in both of those areas, and pinpointed a few missing pieces when it comes to key exchange for securing VoIP traffic.

Review: Adtran serves up newest low-cost router

As long as Cisco Systems Inc. leads the router market, competitors will continue to come up with differentiators. With Adtran Inc.'s new NetVanta 4305 access router, the differentiators are price, price, price.

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