Application Performance in an Application Centric Networking World

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podcast_3_artworkIn a fireside chat format, recorded recently at CiscoLive with Steven Shalita, Vice President of Marketing at NetScout we discuss how NetScout fits into the Cisco Application Centric Networking ecosystem and free discussion on the pros and cons of the…

NetScout Bridges Gap Between Old and New Open Networking Worlds

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podcast_2_artworkAs the transition to open networking technologies progresses, NetScout seeks to add value by minimizing disruption and preserving excellent user experience by being a bridge between the old and the new worlds of open networking. At the Open Networking User…

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NetScout Defines A Performance Management Layer

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podcast_1_artworkNetScout’s business focus is on providing performance management that spans applications to network stack. To control application performance an automated way to create of an application dependency map that spans applications, compute, storage and networking across data center, campus and…

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Open Networking Challenges and Opportunities

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Today 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…

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Lippis Report 220: How Open Is Cisco’s ACI?

nick_podium2Cisco’s acquisition of Insieme Networks enables the next generation of data center automation led by Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) and the Nexus 9000 family of switches, which is comprised of the Nexus 9300 series fixed switches and the Nexus 9500…

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Brocade’s New VDX 6740 Performance Test Result Record

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gautamRoyBrocadeNewVDX6470PerformanceTestResultRecordFor the Lippis/Ixia evaluation at iSimCity, Brocade submitted the VDX™ 6740, which is Brocade’s flagship Top-of-Rack (ToR) switch that’s built with Brocade’s Virtual Cluster Switching (VCS™) technology, an Ethernet fabric innovation that addresses the unique requirements of highly virtualized, cloud…

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EOS: The Next Generation Extensible Operating System

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By Arista Networks

Performance, resiliency and programmability across the entire network are now fundamental business requirements for next generation cloud and enterprise data center networks. Arista Networks has designed and delivered EOS (Extensible Operating System), a Linux-based network operating system, to…

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Lippis Report 219: What Is Happening to Open Networking?

nick_podium2It was so simple; the separation of network hardware from software through a protocol called OpenFlow would open up the networking industry by injecting innovation into a vertically integrated industry. Specialized network hardware, called routers and switches, would give way…

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Transforming the Mobile Experience with Cisco Wireless Location Services

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By Cisco Systems

It’s a mobile world, with almost 7 billion mobile subscribers worldwide in 2013, the equivalent of almost one device for every person on the planet. The rapid increase in mobile devices is making Wi-Fi a preferred method of…

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Arista EOS: Smart System Upgrade

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By Arista Networks

Deploying and taking advantage of new technology is top of mind for most organizations. Balancing the business benefits of adopting a rapid pace of innovation with the associated risks is a constant struggle; one most are losing. A…

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Lippis Report 218: ONUG vs. OpenStack, Open Compute and ONF

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A quick look at the board of directors of the Open Network User Group will make it obvious that ONUG is driven by some of the world’s biggest IT business leaders of networking technology. Leading financial, insurance, retail and logistics companies…

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Network Technology Performance Evaluation Cisco Wireless High Availability By Syracuse University’s Center for Convergence of Emerging Networking Technologies (CCENT)

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Dramatic improvements in wireless networking combined with an increasingly important role for mobile devices are driving a trend towards Wi-Fi as the primary network access mechanism in many networks. An increasing number of enterprise networks, and especially mission critical networks…

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Lippis Report 217: It’s Network Service Virtualization in the Enterprise rather than Network Function Virtualization

NickDuring the October 2013 Open Networking User Group (ONUG) meeting, the ONUG community prioritized nine use cases based upon budget development and propensity to buy. The top three use cases were open branch office networking, open overlay or network virtualization, and…

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

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By Lippis Enterprises

Now available, the latest independent industry Lippis/Ixia tests of data center switches. In this report, the following products are tested and compared for performance and power consumption:

Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch 10K
Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch 6900-40X
Arista 7504 Series Data Center Switch
Arista 7124SX 10G…