Cisco’s Data Center Fabric Vision And Customer Business Outcomes

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Cisco is the only large vertical IT supplier with compute, storage and deep networking capabilities making its data center offering unique. It’s Unified Network Services or UNS, Unified Computing System or UCS, Unified Fabric and policy based management make up…

Andy Bechtolsheim on Arista Networks and the Evolution of Cloud Networking

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Andy BechtolsheimAndy Bechtolsheim, Founder, Chief Development Officer and Chairman of Arista Networks, joins me to discuss how the public and private data center cloud network market is emerging and the new type of networking it’s requiring.

10GbE DC Fabric Test Vendor Announcement

Nick Lippis of the Lippis Report announces the participating vendors in the 10GbE Data Center Network Fabric test at the iSimCity lab during the week of Dec 6-10, 2010.  Watch it here

Lippis Report 159: Cisco’s Borderless Green Network Service

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A Comprehensive Approach to Corporate and Government Energy Cost Savings and Carbon Reduction

Being green is increasingly being forced upon IT business leaders from their management, government regulations and societal pressures. Ask a recent college grad what is the number one…

A New Open Data Center Fabric Emerges for The Age of Software-Defined Infrastructure

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by Nick Lippis, Lippis Consulting

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A number of independent trends are driving a new age of software-defined networking and overall infrastructure. These trends include a new IT delivery model based upon cloud computing, big data analytics, Internet of Things and…

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Low Latency Data Center Interconnect Using Infinera Cloud Xpress Optical Transport and Arista Data Center Switches

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by Nick Lippis, Lippis Report Testing

In this Lippis Test Report we measure end-to-end performance for a data center interconnect (DCI) solution that included Infinera and Arista network equipment. A key take-away from this experience working with Infinera’s Cloud Xpress optical…

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Lippis Report 223: An Open Approach to Network Automation

nick_podium2Modern day networking is labor intensive. Configuration, monitoring and change management are manual processes for the most part. In fact, at the last Open Networking User Group (ONUG) this past Fall at Credit Suisse, most IT business leaders said that…

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SDN at Citigroup Networking for Citi’s Software-Defined IT Infrastructure

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In this white paper, an overview is provided of some of Citi’s key data center and networking challenges and the role of SDN in Citi’s evolving data center infrastructure to address these challenges. Rather than being solely focused on software APIs and controllers,…

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Open Networking Challenges and Opportunities

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The ONUG Board published the ONUG Use Case White Paper, “Open Networking Challenges and Opportunities,” available for download now. The white paper outlines a user mandate and requirements for the top three use cases as voted by IT users at…

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Understanding Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) Parameters for Next Generation Threat Prevention

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By Lippis Enterprises

At the top of every IT organization’s objectives are drives to move faster, contribute to business growth, operate more cost effectively and most of all, do it all securely. Traditional IT deployment approaches are no longer cutting it.…

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Open Industry Network Performance & Power Test for Cloud Networks Evaluating 10/40/100 GbE Switches

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Now available, the most comprehensive independent industry Lippis/Ixia tests of data center switches. We test 10/40 and 100GbE switches with new merchant and custom ASIC silicon. In this report, the following products are tested and compared for performance…

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Open Industry Cloud Network Fabric Test for Two-Tier Ethernet Network Architecture

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For the first time in the networking industry a benchmark has been created to measure a cloud network fabric that utilizes active-active protocols. In the “Open Industry Cloud Network Fabric Test for Two-Tier Ethernet Network Architecture” report, Arista’s “Software-Defined Cloud…

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Policy-Driven Infrastructure: Separating User Intent from Configuration Procedures

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policy_driven_infrastructure_mike_sandeepThe focus on separating user intent from infrastructure is an important new insight into how cloud environments should be run.  To drive forward this approach, Group-Based Policy is currently being developed for both OpenStack and OpenDaylight open source projects. Mike…

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Lippis Report 222: Cisco Preps ACI for General Availability: What to Expect

nick_podium2One of the biggest networking events this August is the general availability of Cisco’s ACI or Application Centric Infrastructure. Cisco has been shipping its Nexus 9000 series of switches in what is called standalone mode, which is an ultra-fast data…

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Arista Networks OMI Integration with Microsoft

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This whitepaper describes how Arista’s support of OMI (Open Management Interface), coupled with Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) and PowerShell, allows customers to monitor and manage their network more effectively. By supporting this standards-based management interface,…

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Lippis Report 221: HP Invests Heavy in Unified Wired and Wireless Network Infrastructure

nick_podium2 Ever since the introduction of the first iPhone in 2007, mobile computing has never been the same. In just six short years, the smartphone industry is selling nearly 500 million devices a quarter, according to Gartner, and there will be…

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Tintri Storage and Arista Networks: Application-Aware and Networking Solutions for Virtual Environments

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Many organizations are still relying on general-purpose storage systems and networks for their virtualized environments. Unfortunately, there is a significant mismatch between the capabilities of traditional network and storage platforms and the specialized demands of virtualization.
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SDN at Citigroup Networking for Citi’s Software Defined IT Infrastructure

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In this white paper an overview is provided of some of Citi’s key data center and networking challenges and the role of SDN in Citi’s evolving data center infrastructure to address these challenges. Rather than being solely focused on software APIs and controllers,…

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