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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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Network Visibility: Thinking Outside the Box
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Posted: 24 Jun 2013 | Premiered: 24 Jun 2013

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SDN Integration: Centralized vs. Decentralized SDN Architecture
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Getting Started with Cisco Unified Communications Technologies
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Posted: 07 May 2013 | Published: 10 Apr 2013

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Introduction to Avaya ERS
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WHITE PAPER: This is the first of a series of white papers that will explore the features and functionality of the Avaya Ethernet Routing Switch (ERS) product line. This paper focuses on the various hardware platforms.
Posted: 07 May 2013 | Published: 18 Apr 2013

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Network Evolution University: Deploying Network Virtualization
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VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENT: This classroom deep dives on technologies that include SDN, virtual network overlays and virtualization platforms.
Posted: 15 Feb 2013 | Premiered: 15 Feb 2013

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Demystifying Switch-based ACLs
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Posted: 14 Feb 2013 | Published: 14 Feb 2013

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Demystifying VLAN Trunk Protocol
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Posted: 10 Jan 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

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Software-Defined Networking Strategies for Campus WANs
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EGUIDE: In this E-Guide from SearchNetworking.com, explore some of the issues associated with troubled OpenFlow switches, which vendors carry them, and details about a strategy that will not cause you the issues these other switches do.
Posted: 25 Oct 2012 | Published: 25 Oct 2012

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Solution brief: Exceed the Limits with Extreme Networks SDN Solutions
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Top 5 Questions to Ask About Your 10GbE Data Center
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Network Evolution April 2013
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Posted: 02 Apr 2013 | Published: 02 Apr 2013

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40 Gigabit Ethernet: The Migration Begins
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Posted: 15 Mar 2013 | Published: 15 Mar 2013

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Five Challenges in Private Cloud Networking
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Posted: 26 Feb 2013 | Published: 26 Feb 2013

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Boost Data Center Fabric Density: Getting Ready for 2013
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EGUIDE: Uncover details about a new line of VDN modular switches that will help you increase scalability and efficiency in your data center network.
Posted: 20 Nov 2012 | Published: 20 Nov 2012

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Virtual Machine Networking: Standards and Solutions
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Posted: 19 Oct 2012 | Published: 31 Aug 2011

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New ShoreTel IP Telephony Solution a Hole in One for Tiger Woods Foundation Headquarters and Learning Center
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The Netflow Next Generation Appliance
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How One Health Ohio doubled its billing rate with GBS solution
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Presentation Transcript: Network Performance Improvement - What You Need to Know
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The Intelligent Campus LAN
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Posted: 27 Mar 2012 | Published: 27 Mar 2012

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MPLS VPN Tutorial: What you should know
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Jason Nolet Details New Solutions for Enterprise
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Posted: 29 Feb 2012 | Premiered: 21 Oct 2011

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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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