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IBM System Networking literature

This paper describes the basics of IBM Software Defined Networking for Virtual Environments (SDN VE) including how multitenant computing works and its challenges.

April 2014 | PDF | 699 KB
The overall scope of Network Security is enormous. This paper will only focus on practices relevant to Ethernet switches and routers.

April 2014 | PDF | 411 KB
The IBM Software Defined Network for Virtual Environments is a server-centric network overlay software program that runs on all hardware, virtualizing existing IP networks with no change to the physical network infrastructure.

March 2014 | PDF | 527 KB
This white paper provides a recap of the IBM SDN VE solution and introduces the role of L4-L7 application delivery services in the context of a next-generation data center. It also addresses the challenges of application delivery in virtual environments.

December 2013 | PDF | 3 MB
iWARP offers comparable application level performance at 40 Gbps with the latest InfiniBand FDR speeds. Today, the iWARP protocol is available at 40Gbps & enables MPI apps to run unmodified over the familiar & preferred Ethernet technology (using Cheslsio...

November 2013 | PDF | 1 MB
The IBM Software Defined Network for Virtual Environments (SDN VE) is a server-centric network overlay software program that runs on all hardware, virtualising existing IP networks with no change to the physical network infrastructure.

June 2013 | PDF | 932 KB
To reduce costs and complexity, modern data centers are moving toward smarter, more dynamic network infrastructures. An open data center with an interoperable network (ODIN) is a flat, converged, virtualized data center network that is based on open ...

May 2012 | PDF | 1 MB
This section will consider the evolution from conventional network design to several emerging standards that will support higher scalability and more complex network topologies.

May 2012 | PDF | 293 KB
ODIN Volume 1 discusses some of the key issues in the evolution of data center networks.

May 2012 | PDF | 1009 KB
This volume of the Open Datacenter Interoperable Network (ODIN) describes software defined networking (SDN) and OpenFlow.

May 2012 | PDF | 295 KB
This volume discusses a new form of Ethernet that can be deployed along with conventional Ethernet networks, or as the foundation for advanced features including RDMA over Converged Ethernet (RoCE) and Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE).

May 2012 | PDF | 156 KB
Wide area networks (WANs) are used to interconnect multiple data centers, and are an important part of the overall network design strategy. While this document will not discuss backup/recovery requirements planning, it does present an overview of ...

May 2012 | PDF | 236 KB
This white paper highlights VMready and explains that virtualized data centers must enable the dynamic and automatic movement of Virtual Machines while protecting their security and maintaining accessibility. Read more about virtual-machine awareness.

February 2012 | PDF | 1 MB
According to IDC, the datacenter network is in the midst of an evolution from a fixed, data-centric, client/server topology to an application-driven, dynamic network better suited to the needs of cloud computing and Big Data,incorporating greater ...

January 2012 | PDF | 901 KB
IBM Smarter Computing solutions, equipped with IBM System Networking products, bring speed and intelligence to the essential access, distribution and aggregation layers where server and storage systems are connected to the data center network.

November 2011 | PDF | 126 KB
This white paper describes how, as networks move away from hierarchical core-centric models toward a flatter architecture, scale-out will be achieved through the lowest-cost, highest-performance interconnects available. Today that is the BNT 1 GbE and 10 ...

July 2011 | PDF | 529 KB
The private clouds discussed in this paper describe an architecture in which the servers and networks can respond to changing demands, by scaling compute capacity and connecting server capacity where it is needed.

June 2011 | PDF | 292 KB
Read this white paper that describes how Fibre Channel over Ethernet is a standard that transports storage data over reliable Ethernet networks to enable the convergence of storage, networking and clustering onto a cost-effective fabric.

May 2011 | PDF | 863 KB
Companies with storage networks are switching from Fibre Channel to Ethernet-based storage solutions that use 10 Gigabit Ethernet. This trend is accelerating now with the availability of lossless DCB Ethernet products, such as the IBM BNT RackSwitch G8124...

May 2011 | PDF | 301 KB
OpenFlow is a technology that can increase the value of data center services dramatically. Implementing OpenFlow provides network administrators with greater control over their resources, integrated network and server management, and an open management ...

May 2011 | PDF | 371 KB

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