This paper takes a look at the main forces that are driving Ethernet bandwidth
upwards. It looks at the standards and architectural practices adopted by the different segments, how the different speeds of Ethernet are used and how its popularity has resulted in a complex ecosystem between carrier networks, enterprise networks, and consumers.
Enterprises today are taking advantage of the changes in incremental
steps, in essence migrating from a purely physical infrastructure to a
highly efficient virtualized infrastructure and potentially to a fully enabled
cloud environment. Read on.
The increasing adoption of server virtualization in the data center is driving
greater consolidation, reducing power usage, and increasing both availability and
resiliency. However, server virtualization brings with it a set of operational challenges
on the networking side: from dealing with configuration challenges around
Virtual Machine (VM) switching to managing virtual machine mobility in the
network, to providing virtual machine location and inventory in the network.
Today, there are few tools available to the network administrator that provides
visibility, control and insight into the virtual machine environment.
This paper describes how to achieve high-performance iSCSI, discusses the components needed to achieve this, and describes a unique method to protect and prioritize the iSCSI traffic dynamically even during network congestion. Read on for more.
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