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This test compared an IBM Flex System using end-to-end FC connectivity to a Cisco UCS with FCoE to FC storage connectivity. Read how Flex System outperforms Cisco UCS.

June 2014 | PDF | 3 MB
This IDC white paper summarizes the challenges and opportunities of the IBM approach to Software Defined Networking and Software Defined Environment.

February 2014 | PDF | 186 KB
In this report, Clabby Analytics focuses on software defined networking (SDN) with a look at IBM's strategy for building software defined environments.

October 2013 | PDF | 226 KB
As organizations continue to virtualize their environments and build out cloud environments, more flexible and agile networks are needed. One of the more promising network architectures being developed to address these challenges is IBM SDN for Virtual ...

June 2013 | PDF | 698 KB
Right now, the focus on datacenter is at an all-time high as enterprises strive to increase IT agility, decrease costs, and minimize risks. To meet these growing needs, the industry has responded with networking products that are integrated with converged...

March 2013 | PDF | 245 KB
Read this report to understand how IBM Flex System Fabric EN4093 10Gb, Flex System EN2092 1Gb Ethernet Scalable Switch and IBM RackSwitch G8052 and G8264 demonstrate interoperability with Cisco Nexus 5548UP, 5596UP, C7009, and Catalyst 6509-E switches.

October 2012 | PDF | 1 MB
In this Research Report, Clabby Analytics takes a closer look at programmable network technology, OpenFlow and Software Defined Networking. We see software defined networking, and its first technology implementation, OpenFlow, as a game changer in the ...

July 2012 | PDF | 687 KB
This analyst paper explains that as highly virtualised, cloud and workload-optimised applications increasingly dominate today’s business computing landscape, the underlying data centre network is evolving from a static, fixed-configuration topology to a ...

July 2012 | PDF | 2 MB
The Tolly Group evaluated the RackSwitch G8000, RackSwitch G8100 and RackSwitch G8124 to seven Layer 2 Interoperability tests such as auto-negotiation, 802.1 p/Q VLAN tag propagation, 10GbE LAN PHY support, 802.3ad LACP support (Cisco EtherChannel).

June 2012 | PDF | 373 KB
To assist IT business leaders with the design and procure-ment of their private or public data center cloud fabrics, the Lippis Report and Ixia have conducted an open industry evaluation of 10GbE and 40GbE data center switches. IBM RackSwitch G8316 was ...

June 2012 | PDF | 2 MB
To assist IT business leaders with the design and procure-ment of their private or public data center cloud fabrics, the Lippis Report and Ixia have conducted an open industry evaluation of 10GbE and 40GbE data center switches. IBM RackSwitch G8264 was ...

June 2012 | PDF | 3 MB
The primary goal of this report by Dr. Jim Metzler is to describe the challenges and solutions that are associated with cloud networking. secondary goal of this report is to identify how IT organizations are currently approaching cloud networking.

January 2012 | PDF | 2 MB
This paper addresses the standardization of server-network edge virtualization, providing the primary means for virtual server communication. Read how support for Edge Virtual Bridging technologies, including the new Virtual Ethernet Port Aggregator ...

August 2011 | PDF | 708 KB

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