Monthly Archives: April 2011

Datacenter Solution is Dependent on a Network Fabric

As data center virtualization continues to grow, research from the Yankee Group finds moving to a fabric architecture as the new requirement in order to build networks that are scalable, simplified and able to meet all of the new challenges … Continue reading

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Striking a balance between Layer-2 and Layer-3 design

The final question IDC analyst Linda Borovick tackles in her “Datacenter Design: Optimizing Networks for Evolving Traffic” article is how does an IT organization balance the need for Layer-2 versus Layer-3 datacenter network design? Ms. Borovick starts with the fundamentals: … Continue reading

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Market Spend on Ethernet Switches in the Aggregation Tier

IDC reports that the overall datacenter switching market is valued at approximately $4.8 billion with the ethernet aggregation tier between a fifth or fourth of that. Although network managers are evaluating new datacenter network designs that optimize network traffic due … Continue reading

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Considerations for Datacenter Design

Today’s datacenters are moving away from a hierarchical method to an environment in which systems are in a much more equal partnership writes IDC analyst, Linda Borovick in her article “Datacenter Design: Optimizing Networks for Evolving Traffic”. She further explains … Continue reading

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How is Network Traffic in the Datacenter Evolving?

Linda Borovick an IDC analyst points out that there is an increasing reliance on the physical or virtual servers to act in a single fabric instead of silos of resources. So instead of network traffic flowing from a “single server … Continue reading

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Changes in Datacenter Application Compute and Storage Architectures

As IDC analyst Lucinda Borovick describes in her article “Datacenter Design: Optimizing Networks for Evolving Traffic”, ten years ago datacenter applications had a monolithic structure with a particular goal, a server with client computers attached for particular tasks which essentially … Continue reading

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Datacenter Design: Optimizing Networks for Evolving Traffic

Evolving Solutions understands the changing needs and new challenges for datacenter management. A recent article from IDC, highlights one of these new challenges – optimizing networks for evolving traffic. As IDC explains, datacenter design is fundamentally changing as new computing … Continue reading

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Server Virtualization – Impact on Total Cost of Ownership

IDC points out that the recent increase in server virtualization to create a more dynamic and agile datacenter has led to an increase in complexity and costs associated with managing the network. How does an organization keep total cost of … Continue reading

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Server Virtualization: Open versus a proprietary solution.

As an early adopter of  Server Virtualization, Evolving Solutions also understands the benefit of providing its customers open source virtualization. As IDC Analyst, Matthew Eastwood, explains in his whitepaper titled “Managing Server Virtualization on Datacenter Networks”, with virtual environments becoming … Continue reading

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Keeping the Physical and Virtual Network in-Sync

The increase in server virtualization requires server and network administrators to automatically provision physical networks so they’re in sync with virtual networks in order to prevent policy-enforcement issues and virtual machine (VM) mobility failures.  In a recent whitepaper titled “Managing … Continue reading

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