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

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February 12th, 2014

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 SFP Data Center Switch
Arista 7150S-24 10G SFP Data Center Switch
Arista 7050S-64 10/40G Data Center Switch
IBM RackSwitchTM G8124E
IBM RackSwitchTM G8264 upgraded
IBM RackSwitchTM G8316
Brocade VDXTM 6720-24 Data Center Switch
Brocade VDXTM 6730-32 Data Center Switch
Brocade VDXTM 6740 Data Center Switch
Brocade VDXTM 8770 Data Center Switch
Extreme Networks BlackDiamond X8
Extreme Networks Summit X670V
Dell Force10 S-Series S4810
Juniper Network EX Series EX8200 Ethernet Switch

Fall 2011 Open Industry Network Performance And Power Test Report

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December 5th, 2011

The IT Industry’s Third Open Network Performance and Power Consumption Test
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Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitchTM 6900-X40

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December 1st, 2011

While the Lippis Report test were being conducted of the Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitchTM 6900-X40, Jean Luc Ronarch, Director Product Line Management Stackable Switches at Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise joined me to discuss the firm’s latest product investment. We talk cloud network architecture and what’s unique about the new OmniSwitchTM 6900-X40.

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What We Have Learned From Eighteen Months of Testing

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December 1st, 2011

The Lippis Report has conducted three open industry test of 10 and 40GbE data center fabric switches at Ixia’s iSimCity. Michael Githens of Ixia interviews Nick Lippis of the Lippis Report to look back on what we have learned after testing eleven products from nine vendors including Alcatel-Lucent, Arista Networks, Brocade, Dell/Force10, Extreme Networks, Hitachi Data Systems, IBM, Juniper Networks and Mellanox/Voltaire. We then look forward as to what the industry will be serving up in 2012 for data center fabrics.

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Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch™ 10K Test Results

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January 31st, 2011

by Lippis Report Testing

This report details the test results of the Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch™ 10K enterprise core Ethernet switch. All 256 10GbE ports are populated and tested for performance, throughput, latency and power consumption. The OmniSwitch™ 10K’s test results are then compared against Juniper’s EX8216 and Arista Networks 7504 core switches.

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Open Industry Network Performance And Power Test

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January 23rd, 2011

The IT Industry’s Second Open Network Performance and Power Draw Test
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Private/Public Data Center Cloud Computing Ethernet Fabrics
Evaluating 10 GbE Switches

A cross vendor comparative test report conducted at Ixia’s iSmiCity defined by The Lippis Report. This report provides detailed test information on the following new products that have not been previously tested in public. The report details test results of the following products:

Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch 10K,
Arista 7504 Series Data Center Switch,
Arista 7124SX 10G SFP Data Center Switch,
Arista 7050S-64 10/40G Data Center Switch,
Brocade VDXTM 6720-24 Data Center Switch,
IBM BNT RackSwitch G8124,
IBM BNT RackSwitch G8264,
Force10 S-Series S4810,
Hitachi Cable, Apresia15000-64XL-PSR,
Juniper Network EX Series EX8216 Ethernet Switch,
Voltaire® VantageTM 6048.

This 93-page report is a must for those evaluating 10/40 GbE data center switching equipment for private or public cloud infrastructure. You don’t want to buy data center switching gear until you read this report.

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Lippis Report 162: Why Network Performance of Data Center Ethernet Switching Products Matter More Now Than Ever

November 30th, 2010

nicklippis.jpgEthernet networking is now the single most important data center technology to assure the new IT economic model of centralized application delivery. Yes that’s right—Ethernet as the data center fabric is the stability point in data center design that will dictate if a data center or cloud facility can scale to support huge application and storage traffic loads. And if you think that Ethernet switch performance is not important then you would be as right as the engineers who designed the Tacoma Narrows Bridge. In this Lippis Report Research Note, we explain why network performance of data center Ethernet switching products matter more now than ever.

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