A switch is a Layer 2 network device that forwards Ethernet frames based on the destination media access control (MAC) address. A switch has RJ-45 ports for connection and the intelligence to read MAC addresses to make forwarding decisions. The purpose of the switch is to quickly and accurately forward frames toward the destination.
The February edition of the Network Evolution E-zine explore the latest advances in DevOps and uncover what you need to know for working within the movement. Also read several other featured articles!
This whitepaper aims to help you better understand switch-based Access Control Lists (ACLs) by exploring what they are used for and how to best utilize them on IOS-based Catalyst devices. View now to learn more!
Server virtualization can quickly result in excessively complex network ports if you don't have a plan. This white paper explores the factors that can lead to GbE port bloat, including physical server connection paradigms and security procedures.
Juniper Networks commissioned Network Test to assess the performance of Virtual Chassis technology on its EX Series Ethernet switches, especially in the areas of latency and high availability. The key objectives were to determine whether Virtual Chassis configurations would provide low latency and fast recovery from network failures.
This E-Guide from SearchNetworking.com describes why building a private cloud can be hostile to the physical network as we know it. Explore why physical networks don’t cut it in the private cloud and what must be done to ensure cloud success.
Read this paper to learn how Teleformix's ECHO digital recording solution integrates seamlessly with Avaya's telephony systems, providing your company with a crucial customer service tool - quality assurance recording.
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