Wednesday, September 15, 2010

The Next Generation of Business Networks

The wide area network (WAN) is central to the IT strategy of any multilocation business. Employees expect the WAN to be available when they need it, much like any other utility in the business. WANs have historically been built on "best effort" circuit or packet-switched IP networks such as VPN, Frame Relay, or Private Line connectivity.

This strategy is effective when the WAN is required for email and file-sharing. However, with the growing need to add.....READ MORE

100G Watch: Brocade Goes Big

The latest salvo in the war of big 100-Gbit/s numbers leads off our latest update on all things 100 Gbit/s.

Brocade Communications Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: BRCD) introduced its new router, the MLXe, today, saying it doubles the MLX's backplane capacity to 15.4 Tbit/s and can support 480 Gbit/s per half-slot.
The star feature, though, is the 100-Gbit/s module -- the first to carry two wire-speed ports rather than just one, Brocade claims. That's 32 ports per chassis, a figure....READ MORE