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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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Managing Network Bandwidth to Maximize Performance
sponsored by Fluke Networks
WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes how to leverage best practices to monitor, baseline, and manage the network bandwidth and performance. It also highlights how to identify and eliminate issues such as unwanted traffic, unwanted protocols, and network problems with factory default switch configurations.
Posted: 20 Oct 2010 | Published: 20 Oct 2010

Fluke Networks

Ten top problems network techs encounter
sponsored by Fluke Networks
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses ten common problems encountered by technicians today and their symptoms, causes, and resolutions.
Posted: 14 Oct 2010 | Published: 14 Oct 2010

Fluke Networks

Effective Cabling Techniques for IBM BladeCenter Chassis
sponsored by Panduit
WHITE PAPER: This guide defines specific cabling techniques that simplify cable pathways and promote airflow for maximum cooling, ultimately improving overall system performance and uptime.
Posted: 20 Aug 2010 | Published: 20 Aug 2010

Panduit

Cisco, Intel, and Panduit Joint 10GBASE-T Solution
sponsored by Panduit
WHITE PAPER: This At-A-Glance document, created by Cisco, Intel and Panduit, the market leaders in enterprise switching,network adapters, and structured cabling, discusses how to deliver high-performance, cost-effective, and efficient next-generation RJ-45-based server connectivity.
Posted: 20 Aug 2010 | Published: 20 Aug 2010

Panduit

Energy Efficient Data Center Cabinet Systems for Cisco Switches
sponsored by Panduit
WHITE PAPER: This brochure focuses on Panduit's new Net-Serv and Net-Access Cabinets that enable improved thermal management and reduced power consumption in designs that optimize flexibility and space utilization around Cisco Nexus 7018, MD9500 Series, and 6500 Series Switches.
Posted: 20 Aug 2010 | Published: 20 Aug 2010

Panduit

Mixing Gigabit Ethernet and 10 Gigabit Ethernet in a Dedicated SAN Infrastructure
sponsored by Dell India
WHITE PAPER: The reference architecture illustrated in this article shows how enterprises may make the transition to 10GbE for storage using Dell™ EqualLogic™ PS Series arrays and Dell PowerConnect™ switches.
Posted: 12 Aug 2010 | Published: 01 Sep 2009

Dell India

Evaluating and Enhancing Green Practices with Cisco Catalyst Switching
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This document describes the Green Operations and Characteristics of the Cisco® Catalyst® Series Switches. These Cisco Catalyst switch families offer the latest technologies to enable organizations to meet the green requirements of today while providing flexible architectures to address the necessities of tomorrow.
Posted: 26 May 2010 | Published: 01 Mar 2009

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Validate LAN Installations for Optimal Service Delivery
sponsored by Fluke Networks
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses LAN validation – what it is, who benefits from this practice, and why it should be part of a network installer’s and network owner’s best practices. An overview of how to perform validation testing will also be covered.
Posted: 13 Apr 2010 | Published: 03 Oct 2008

Fluke Networks

Designing Secure Multi-Tenancy into Virtualized Data Centers
sponsored by Continental Resources
WHITE PAPER: Today’s traditional IT model suffers from resources located in different, unrelated silos—leading to low utilization and gross inefficiency. Enterprise servers reside in one area of the data center and network switches and storage arrays in another. This document describes the design of - and the rationale behind - the Secure Cloud Architecture.
Posted: 02 Apr 2010 | Published: 02 Apr 2010

Continental Resources

Presentation Transcript - Optimizing Your Data Center Using Virtensys I/O Virtualization Switches
sponsored by Virtensys
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: My name is Bob Napaa. I am the VP of Business Development and Marketing for Virtensys. In this presentation transcript, I will be talking about the Virtensys I/O virtualization switches and then how they can optimize the data centers, in terms of reducing power consumption, reducing equipment cost and enhancing the manageability of the data center.
Posted: 25 Mar 2010 | Published: 24 Mar 2010

Virtensys

Borderless Networks: Innovation is Everywhere
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WEBCAST: Cisco Borderless Networks includes video, trusted security, and mobility solutions that integrate wired and wireless technologies. Learn about the latest enhancements to Cisco Borderless Networks, including Catalyst access switches, the TrustSec network security solution, and 3900 Series ISR G2 routers.
Posted: 24 Mar 2010 | Premiered: Mar 23, 2010

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Cisco Nexus 5000 Unified Fabric TCO Calculator
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
ASSESSMENT TOOL: The Cisco Nexus 5000 Unified Fabric Calculator helps you compare the costs of unified fabric implementation vs. unconsolidated input/output (I/O) technology.
Posted: 18 Mar 2010 | Published: 17 Mar 2010

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Storage Efficiency: Mixing Gigabit Ethernet and 10 Gigabit Ethernet in a Dedicated SAN Infrastructure
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This paper shows how enterprises may make the transition to 10GbE for storage using Dell™ EqualLogic™ PS Series arrays and Dell PowerConnect™ switches.
Posted: 23 Feb 2010 | Published: 01 Sep 2009

Dell, Inc.

Technical Brief: Next-Generation Wireless Backhaul Solutions
sponsored by Brocade
PRODUCT OVERVIEW: Many services, such as mobile Internet and mobile TV, require high bandwidth, and current backhaul infrastructures are not optimized to handle this traffic. Advanced routers and switches from Brocade enable highly scalable designs for the eventual convergence of voice and data infrastructure that can deliver new multimedia services.
Posted: 28 Jan 2010 | Published: 28 Jan 2010

Brocade

Frontline LAN Troubleshooting Guide
sponsored by Fluke Networks
WHITE PAPER: 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: 27 Jan 2010 | Published: 25 Sep 2008

Fluke Networks

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.
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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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