Archive for May, 2012

Architecting Data Center Networks in the era of Big Data and Cloud

Filed in Big Data, Career, Fabrics, Hadoop, SDN, Video by on May 22, 2012 6 Comments
Architecting Data Center Networks in the era of Big Data and Cloud

Earlier this month I was thrilled to have a speaking session at Interop Las Vegas 2012. Session title: Architecting Data Center Networks in the era of Big Data and Cloud Session abstract: Big Data clusters and SDN enabled clouds invite a new approach to data center networking. This session for data center architects will explore the […]

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Comparing fabric efficiencies of Fixed vs Chassis based designs, non-blocking

Filed in Fabrics by on May 17, 2012 30 Comments
Comparing fabric efficiencies of Fixed vs Chassis based designs, non-blocking

Recently I made the observation that Fixed switches continue to outpace Chassis switches in both power and space efficiency.  Simply put, with Fixed switches you can cram more ports into fewer RUs, and each port will draw less power when compared to Chassis switches.  Those are the indisputable facts. A common objection when these facts are […]

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Comparing efficiencies of Fixed vs Chassis switches

Filed in Fabrics, merchant silicon, OpenFlow, TRILL, VXLAN by on May 10, 2012 20 Comments
Comparing efficiencies of Fixed vs Chassis switches

When building a fabric for a cluster of servers and storage in the data center, how should you architect the network?  There are several ways to approach this.  The architecture you choose probably depends on your preconceived notions of what a network should look like and addressing the things that you care about.  For example, […]

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