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DEFINITION: Also see repeater, hub, bridge, gateway, and router.In a telecommunications network, a switch is a device that channels incoming data from any of multiple input ports to the specific output port that will take the data toward its intended destination. In the traditional circuit-switched telephone network, one or more switches are used to set up a dedicated though temporary connection or circuit for  … 
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Minimize LAN Switch Tiers to Reduce Cost and Increase Efficiency
sponsored by Juniper Networks, Inc.
ANALYST REPORT: Established LAN design practices were created for an environment of limited switch performance. Today's high-capacity switches allow new design approaches, thus reducing cost and complexity in campus and data center LANs. Read this Gartner report to learn about maximizing LAN performance by minimizing LAN switch Tiers.
Posted: 25 Jan 2010 | Published: 17 Nov 2009

Juniper Networks, Inc.

University Deploys Unified Fabric in Data Center
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
CASE STUDY: University of Arizona used the Cisco Nexus family to converge its data and storage networks, reducing projected infrastructure costs by 50 percent.
Posted: 30 Dec 2009 | Published: 30 Dec 2009

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Coca Cola Bottling Company adopted 10 Gigabit Ethernet, consolidating from 80 servers to 4 and reducing cabling costs
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
CASE STUDY: Coca Cola Bottling Company adopted 10 Gigabit Ethernet, consolidating from 80 servers to 4 and reducing cabling costs.
Posted: 30 Dec 2009 | Published: 01 Aug 2009

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Cisco Delivers Enterprise-Class Next-Generation Acceleration Solution for Disaster Recovery and SAN Extension
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery (BC/DR) emerges as one of the critical areas of focus as these data centers virtualize, unify, centralize, and scale out their storage resources. This document discusses some of the critical challenges related to the BC/DR solutions and how the Cisco MDS 9000 I/O Accelerator (IOA) addresses each of them.
Posted: 29 Dec 2009 | Published: 29 Dec 2009

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Cisco MDS 9000 Family Virtual SANs Advantages
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Today's data centers are faced with many challenges such as consolidation, resources optimization, power, cooling, cost reduction and more. Cisco foresaw these requirements and developed Virtual Storage Area Networks (VSANs) in 2002 to address these issues in the data center.
Posted: 29 Dec 2009 | Published: 29 Dec 2009

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Accelerating IBM z/OS Global Mirror with the Cisco MDS 9000 Family
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This document describes how users of IBM z/OS Global Mirror can reduce costs and improve performance with a tightly integrated Cisco® MDS 9000 Family solution.
Posted: 29 Dec 2009 | Published: 29 Dec 2009

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Beverage Distributor Virtualizes Data Center
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
CASE STUDY: Coca Cola Bottling Company adopted 10 Gigabit Ethernet, consolidating from 80 servers to 4 and reducing cabling costs.
Posted: 18 Dec 2009 | Published: 01 Aug 2009

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Frontline LAN Troubleshooting Guide
sponsored by Fluke Networks.
EGUIDE: This guide provides frontline network troubleshooters with practical advice on how to maintain LANs and solve common layer 1 and 2 problems. This guide addresses the challenges network professionals face when it comes to network troubleshooting and outlines eight key steps every technician should know to aid in successful troubleshooting.
Posted: 18 Nov 2009 | Published: 01 Apr 2008

Fluke Networks.

TechWiseTV: Switching Secrets for MultiMedia
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WEBCAST: We're adding new dimensions to the globe today as we discover switching secrets for multimedia. This episode of Cisco TechWiseTV looks at Cisco's StackWise technology, the Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Virtual Switch System (VSS), overlooked security technologies, and how to build out your network to support high-end, full services video.
Posted: 28 Oct 2009 | Premiered: Oct 28, 2009

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Advancing the Economics of Networking: Juniper Networks Ethernet Switching Solutions Reduce Capital and Operational IT Expenses
sponsored by Juniper Networks, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Juniper Networks proposes to change the current economic model of networking by delivering a new family of solutions that reduce capital and operational expenses, freeing up IT budget dollars and allowing businesses to invest in innovative technologies that will reduce the cost of doing business while improving the bottom line.
Posted: 17 Jul 2009 | Published: 17 Feb 2009

Juniper Networks, Inc.

Health System Builds Highly Available Wired and Wireless Network
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
CASE STUDY: Baptist Health South Florida uses a Cisco Medical-Grade Network powered by highly available Cisco Catalyst® switches to safeguard the reliability and uptime of critical hospital services and applications.
Posted: 22 May 2009 | Published: 22 May 2009

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Unsung Heroes - How Routing & Switching Keep the Business Going
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Routers and switches are the building blocks for all business communications from data to voice and video to wireless access.
Posted: 02 Feb 2009 | Published: 02 Feb 2009

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Airports Use Network Virtualization to Consolidate and Scale Operations
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
CASE STUDY: The Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Switch with Supervisor Engine 720-3BXL enabled Unique at Zurich Airport to successfully implement network virtualization using MPLS VPN technology.
Posted: 13 Jan 2009 | Published: 12 Jan 2009

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Router Essentials
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: Build a basic foundation of knowledge about routers, the devices that allow you to move packets between networks, by reading this white paper.
Posted: 10 Dec 2008 | Published: 11 Oct 2008

Global Knowledge

Building a Small Office Network: Getting Started
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Building a small office network means starting with a foundation of switches and routers. The following guide will help you understand the difference between switches and routers and develop a clear vision for what your network foundation needs.
Posted: 10 Oct 2008 | Published: 10 Oct 2008

Cisco Systems, Inc.

IBM BladeCenter: The Right Choice
sponsored by IBM
BROCHURE: In this brochure, you’ll read about the advantages of IBM® BladeCenter®, including its flexible architecture, easy deployment and energy-efficient features.
Posted: 11 Sep 2008 | Published: 11 Sep 2008

IBM

Service Provider Solutions Guide
sponsored by Transition Networks, Inc.
PRODUCT LITERATURE: With products available in stand-alone, chassis-based, fixed optics or SFP ports, Transition Networks has a product to meet your requirements.
Posted: 08 Sep 2008 | Published: 05 Sep 2008

Transition Networks, Inc.

Cisco Systems GigaStack Gigabit Interface Converter
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
SOFTWARE LISTING: The GigaStack GBIC offers wiring closet deployment flexibility through its dual operating modes.
Posted: 10 Jul 2008 | Published: 01 Jan 2002

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Cisco Catalyst 2950 Series Intelligent Ethernet Switches for Metro Access
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
SOFTWARE LISTING: The Cisco Catalyst® 2950 Series Intelligent Ethernet switches is an affordable line of fixed-configuration Fast Ethernet and Gigabit Ethernet switches that extend intelligence to the metro access edge.
Posted: 10 Jul 2008 | Published: 01 Jan 2002

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Cisco Catalyst 2950 Series Switches with Enhanced Image SW
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
SOFTWARE LISTING: Cisco® Catalyst® 2950 Series switches are fixed-configuration models that provide wire-speed Fast Ethernet and Gigabit Ethernet connectivity for small and medium-sized networks.
Posted: 10 Jul 2008 | Published: 01 Jan 2004

Cisco Systems, Inc.

HP BladeSystem c-Class SAN Connectivity Technology Brief
sponsored by PC Connection and HP
WHITE PAPER: This paper describes the hardware and software required to connect HP BladeSystem c--Class server blades to Storage Area Networks1 (SANs) using Fibre Channel (FC) interconnect technology.
Posted: 15 Apr 2008 | Published: 01 Jun 2007

PC Connection and HP

Cisco Catalyst 3750 Series Switches
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
HARDWARE LISTING: The Cisco Catalyst 3750 Series Switch is an innovative product for midsize organizations and enterprise branch offices.
Posted: 28 Feb 2008 | Published: 01 Jan 2007

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Cisco Catalyst 3560 Series Switches
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
SOFTWARE LISTING: The Cisco® Catalyst® 3560 Series is a line of fixed-configuration, enterprise-class switches that include IEEE 802.3af and Cisco prestandard Power over Ethernet (PoE) functionality in Fast Ethernet and Gigabit Ethernet configuration.
Posted: 28 Feb 2008 | Published: 01 Jan 2007

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Cisco Secure Wireless Office Solution for SMBs
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
SOFTWARE LISTING: Designed for today's increasingly mobile businesses, the Cisco® Secure Wireless Office Solution helps enhance productivity by making information and business applications accessible anywhere, anytime.
Posted: 28 Feb 2008 | Published: 01 Jan 2006

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Niksun FlowAggregator Data Sheet
sponsored by NIKSUN
SOFTWARE LISTING: NIKSUN FlowAggregator is a dedicated appliance for monitoring NetFlow-based environments.
Posted: 30 Jan 2008 | Published: 01 Jan 2005

NIKSUN
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SWITCHES DEFINITION (continued): …  an exchange between two or more parties. On an Ethernet local area network (LAN), a switch determines from the physical device (Media Access Control or MAC) address in each incoming message frame which output port to forward it to and out of. In a wide area packet-switched network such as the Internet, a switch determines from the IP address in each packet which output port to use for the next part of its trip to the intended destination. In the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) communications model, a switch performs the Layer 2 or Data-link layer function. That is, it simply looks at each … 
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