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   1.How overlay technology can help with data center networking issues today. Introducing IBM Software Defined Network for Virtual Environments (SDN VE) VMware Edition 
 This paper describes the basics of IBM Software Defined Networking for Virtual Environments (SDN VE) including how multitenant computing works and its challenges. 
 
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   2.Recommended Security Practices on IBM Switches & Routers (White paper (external)-USEN) 
 The overall scope of Network Security is enormous. This paper will only focus on practices relevant to Ethernet switches and routers. 
 
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   3.IBM Software Defined Network for Virtual Environments (White paper (external)-USEN) 
 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. 
 
Sales Support Material|QCW03028USEN| Modified: 2014-03-05
  
 
 
   4.IBM SDN VE - Enabling Scalable Application Delivery Services 
 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. 
 
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   5.40Gb Ethernet: A Solid Competitive Alternative to InfiniBand 
 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... 
 
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   6.IBM Flex System Network Strategy 
 For cost-effective data center operation, IT administrators must integrate and simplify network resources and management. IBM Flex System provides an open ecosystem of advanced networking, storage and virtualization technologies, helping to simplify ... 
 
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   7.Moving to an Open Data Center with an Interoperable Network 
 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 ... 
 
Sales Support Material|QCW03018USEN| Modified: 2012-05-18
  
 
 
   8.Towards an Open Data Center with an Interoperable Network (ODIN)—Volume 3: Software Defined Networking and OpenFlow 
 This volume of the Open Datacenter Interoperable Network (ODIN) describes software defined networking (SDN) and OpenFlow. 
 
Sales Support Material|QCW03021USEN| Modified: 2012-05-08
  
 
 
   9.Towards an Open Data Center with an Interoperable Network (ODIN)—Volume 2: ECMP Layer 3 Networks 
 This section will consider the evolution from conventional network design to several emerging standards that will support higher scalability and more complex network topologies. 
 
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   10.Towards an Open Data Center with an Interoperable Network (ODIN)—Volume 1: Transforming the Data Center Network 
 ODIN Volume 1 discusses some of the key issues in the evolution of data center networks. 
 
Sales Support Material|QCW03019USEN| Modified: 2012-05-08
  
 
 
   11.Towards an Open Data Center with an Interoperable Network (ODIN)—Volume 4: Lossless Ethernet 
 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). 
 
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   12.Towards an Open Data Center with an Interoperable Network (ODIN) —Volume 5: WAN and Ultra Low Latency Applications 
 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 ... 
 
Sales Support Material|QCW03023USEN| Modified: 2012-05-08
  
 
 
   13.IBM VMready (White paper (external)-USEN) 
 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. 
 
Sales Support Material|QCW03005USEN| Modified: 2012-02-13
  
 
 
   14.System Networks Drive the Next Generation of Automated, Dynamic Datacenters. 
 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 ... 
 
Sales Support Material|QCW03015USEN| Modified: 2012-01-19
  
 
 
   15.IBM System Networking for optimized workloads, big data and Cloud 
 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. 
 
Sales Support Material|QCW03014USEN| Modified: 2011-11-02
  
 
 
   16.Ultralow latency for the financial services datacenter 
 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 ... 
 
Sales Support Material|QCW03003USEN| Modified: 2011-07-18
  
 
 
   17.Cloud-ready network architecture 
 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. 
 
Sales Support Material|QCW03002USEN| Modified: 2011-06-17
  
 
 
   18.Low Latency Switches Power High Frequency Trading 
 This white paper describes how the IBM BNT RackSwitch G8124 provides ultralow latency and extremely low total cost of ownership; it is an ideal solution for large, well-known firms in the trading market, but also for the smaller firms that now hold the ... 
 
Sales Support Material|QCW03004USEN| Modified: 2011-06-06
  
 
 
   19.Fabric Convergence with Lossless Ethernet and FCoE 
 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. 
 
Sales Support Material|QCW03006USEN| Modified: 2011-05-27
  
 
 
   20.iSCSI SANs with VMware 
 This white paper describes how iSCSI-based storage systems lower administration and operational costs and optimize the storage performance of applications. The IBM BNT Virtual Fabric 10 Gb Switch Module for IBM BladeCenter delivers the maximum benefit ... 
 
Sales Support Material|QCW03012USEN| Modified: 2011-05-25