networking

HP Data Center network updates integrate 3Com capabilities

Posted in 3com-corp, hp-hewlett-packard, networking on April 19th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

HP eats its own dog food at its Houston internal data center by running entirely on HP Networking equipment to drive faster data throughput and lower energy consumption. …

… “Using an architecture built on open standards, the company’s global IT organization worked with HP Networking teams to redesign the architecture with new products.

Improvements within the data center include the core router throughput performance of the 3Com product, which exceeds 2.1 billion packets of data per second, versus less than 1 billion for the current market leader’s fastest data center product. 3Com also has full multiprotocol label switching (MPLS) in all chassis, while competitive offerings do not. ” …

Via HP: HP Networking Technology

Cisco Top of Rack 10GbE

Posted in 10GbE, cisco, networking, rack-design, telecommunications on February 13th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

Data Center Integrated Impacts

Posted in data-center, networking, outage, pc, rackspace on December 21st, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

High profile outages impact Rackspace’s customers. …

… “The issues resulted from a problem with a router used for peering and backbone connectivity located outside the data center at a peering facility, which handles approximately 20% of Rackspace‘s Dallas traffic. ” …

Via PC World: Rackspace Outage

Dune Broadcom Data Center Combination

Posted in bandwidth, broadcom, cloud-computing, data-center, dune-networks, networking, saas, server-consolidation, servers, software-as-a-service on December 1st, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Broadcom will acquire Dune Networks for its switch fabric networking solutions to build out a more robust product line for data centers. …

… “Data centers are scaling to provide significantly more bandwidth to meet the requirements of cloud computing, where computing resources, products and services, such as Software as a Service (SaaS), can be delivered real-time over the Internet. Dune Networks has developed a scalable chipset that supports bandwidth speeds of up to 100Gbps per port and can connect more than ten thousand servers (ports) in a single deployment. ” …

Via Dune Networks: Broadcom to Acquire Dune

Data Center Energy Efficiency Rating

Posted in city-savannah, cooling-system, energy-efficiency, goals, green-data-center, green-it-strategy, improvement, networking, project, ratings, state-georgia on November 13th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

The City of Savannah, Georgia has deployed a green data center with stimulus funding. …

… “Besides new networking equipment, the project included a new cooling system. The city’s goal was for the project to increase its data center’s energy-efficiency rating from 35.6 percent to 73.7 percent. ” …

Via DatacenterDynamics: Savannah data center

Beat Data Center Cable Clutter

Posted in cisco, cost-drivers, fibre-channel-over-ethernet, lossless-ethernet, networking, power-efficiency on September 29th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Address power efficiency and cost by minimizing data center cabling with emerging standards, using lossless ethernet or fibre channel. …

… “To clean up the clutter of connections to servers, Cisco has been actively supporting two technology standards that have emerged this year. One of these, called lossless Ethernet, bolsters Ethernet’s ability to dependably carry data, and to do so at higher speeds. The other, called Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE), makes it possible for servers to use Ethernet to more easily carry traffic to popular storage systems. ” …

Via Cisco: Untangle the Data Center

Data Center Convergence Benefits

Posted in benefits, convergence, data-center, networking, networking-consolidation on August 29th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Emerson Network Power on Data Center Best Practices

Posted in best-practice, data-center, emerson-electric, energy-efficiency, high-availability, high-efficiency, networking, power-distribution on August 8th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

High-performance Power-efficient Networking

Posted in air-flow, green-computing, intel, netronome, networking, power-efficiency, power-utilization, processor, unified-communications on June 9th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Netronome has launched its Network Flow Processor product family which enables a unified computing architecture. The products are designed to provide high performance and market-beating power efficiency, while leveraging general Intel processors. …

… “High-Performance: Powered by 40 multi-threaded programmable networking cores running at 1.4GHz, the NFP delivers over 56 billion instructions per second with 320 hardware threads that optimize memory utilization – allowing for 1800 instructions per packet at 30 million packets per second. This enables 20Gbps of L2-L7 deep packet processing with line-rate security and I/O virtualization for millions of simultaneous flows. Power Efficiency: Operating at only 15 to 35 watts, the NFP-32xx revolutionizes green computing by delivering more than four times the power efficiency of its closest competitor. ” …

Via Netronome: Network Flow Processors (PDF)

Cisco Data Center Architecture Evolution

Posted in achievement, cisco, cooling-system, data-center, energy-efficiency, networking, platform, power-consumption, server-efficiency, unified-communications, virtual-data-center, virtualization on March 16th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Cisco extends its data center offerings with a new virtualization architecture, implementation services, and partnerships with technology leaders, business consultants, and channel partners. When implemented, the Cisco data center is expected to be more energy efficient through the power of the virtual computing model. …

… “Cisco introduces the Unified Computing System which unites compute, network, storage access, and virtualization into a scalable, modular architecture that is managed as a single system. The Unified Computing System is the first offering in a new family of products which complements the Cisco data center portfolio. … Energy Efficiency – IT managers can achieve more energy efficient data centers with the Cisco Unified Computing System – it uses one-half the components, and requires less cabling and power/cooling than legacy server installations. ” …

Via Cisco: Compute, Networking and Virtualization in a Single Platform

Networking Consolidation with VPI Technology

Posted in data-center-consolidation, design, efficiency, future, gateway-solution, green-data-center, infrastructure, mellanox-technologies, networking, networking-consolidation, vpi-virtual-protocol-interconnect on February 17th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Network consolidation
The BridgeX solution by Mellanox consolidates network infrastructure, enabling high-performance applications with lossless, low-latency 40Gb/s InfiniBand or 10 Gigabit Ethernet. …

… “BridgeX, the industry’s first gateway solution supporting Virtual Protocol Interconnect (VPI) technology. BridgeX, together with Mellanox ConnectX adapters and switch solutions, provides full end-to-end true networking consolidation for building green data centers and the most efficient high-performance clustering. With BridgeX, data centers will be able to retain the value of legacy storage and Ethernet systems, while maximizing overall efficiency and guaranteeing a future-proof infrastructure. ” …

Via Mellanox Technologies: Virtual Protocol Interconnect Slashes Data Center Costs

Cisco Energy Monitoring For IP Devices Drives Green Network

Posted in alignment, cisco, economy, energy-monitoring, energy-wise, flash-memory, green-network, greenhouse-gas, information-technology, intelligent-networks, low-carbon, networking, roadmap, technology-managers, value, vision on February 3rd, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Cisco launches green network tool for energy monitoring
Cisco introduces EnergyWise technology for its network switches, which will monitor the consumption of energy by IP-devices. The company envisions a fully integrated building management system will be enabled via its network. …

… “Cisco EnergyWise was purpose-built in alignment with Cisco’s vision of how networking technology can support a low-carbon economy, cut energy use and promote overall environmental sustainability. Cisco EnergyWise is part of the company’s technology roadmap for changing the value-chain of information technology (IT) by placing the intelligent network squarely at the center of how companies reduce greenhouse gas (GhG) emissions across their entire organization. ” …

Via Cisco: Greener Network

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