With 25GbE costing just 1.4 times that total cost of 10GbE, its time to start considering whether 25GbE is right for you. For many data centres, this might mean skipping 10GbE products completely.
Whitebrand is a term used to describe a type of Ethernet switch that is a whitebox or generic manufacture but sold by a known IT brand. Juniper OCX1100, HP Open Network Switches are example. White-Box Switching + Vendor Branding = Whitebrand switching. The other term used is “britebox” but this sounds like dishwashing liquid or something you […]
I’ve been thinking about how a data centre architecture would look if we replaced the PCIe bus in servers with an Ethernet fabric. It’s more doable than most people think.
The IEEE actually moved faster than a dead turtle and has a PAR for 25GbE. Except now they are inventing problems that don’t need solving and demonstrating how much stupid they can achieve.
Ethernet Hard Drives are coming. Nothing to do with networking.