Network Architecture is the design of a communications system, which includes the backbones, routers, switches, wireless access points, access methods and protocols used. This may refer only to the access method in a LAN, such as Ethernet or Token Ring
Miercom was engaged to conduct a comparative testing of two high-capacity L2 and L3 network switches: the popular Cisco Catalyst 4500E, and a comparably configured, competitive switch, the FastIron SX 1600, from Brocade Communications Systems.
This document consolidates the enterprise campus network design and deployment guidelines with various best practices from multiple deeply focused Cisco Validated Design Guides. The best practices conclusions are derived from thorough solution-level end-to-end characterization of various levels of system types, network design
alternatives, and enterprise applications.
Cities around the globe are undertaking “smart” initiatives that result in better services for citizens, a more attractive city for visitors and businesses, a better place to work, and greater cost savings.
Today's datacenter networks must better adapt to and accommodate business-critical application workloads. Datacenters will have to increasingly adapt to virtualized workloads and to the ongoing enterprise transition to private and hybrid clouds.
We’re experiencing a disruptive period of data transformation—and managing today’s database infrastructures during this disruptive period is not only critically important, but also more challenging than ever. An historic growth in data and cutting-edge technology trends, like the Internet of Everything, is causing an explosion in connections and data creation that is reshaping everything we do.
Walk past your data center, and you might hear a soft, plaintive call: “Feed me, feed me…” It is not your engineers
demanding more pizza. It is your servers and applications. And the call is growing louder.
Mobile and virtualized workloads, cloud applications, big data, heterogeneous devices: they are all growing in your
business, demanding previously unimagined capacity and performance from your servers and data center fabric.
And that demand is not slacking. Your employees, applications, and competitive advantage increasingly depend on
it. Those servers and applications need to be fed. And if you have not started planning for 40 gigabits per second
(Gbps) to the server rack, you will need to soon.
This business-oriented white paper summarizes the wide-ranging benefits of the Hadoop platform, highlights common data processing use cases and explores examples of specific use cases in vertical industries.
This report reveals how media companies and broadcasters must consider new strategies to meet rising expectations and maintain audience share due to the increasingly wide audience with an insatiable hunger for content.
This white paper shows how Equinix has created the Equinix Media and Entertainment Ecosystem (EMEE) — a solution that leverages our global facilities and the software defined network (SDN) provisioning power of the Equinix Cloud Exchange.