Get in the know about data center Ethernet

Last updated:April 2016

Editor's note

Ethernet is not the coolest part of data center management. That title is held by the data center chiller. However, Ethernet is the backbone of the data center.

Advancements in data center Ethernet, such as cabling, speed increases and new standards, help IT workloads as a whole perform at a greater capacity. To make sure your data center can handle new Ethernet advancements, learn about the changes happening from the silicon level to the software layer, and everywhere in between.

1Data center Ethernet terminology

Not only do these Ethernet terms help you better understand these articles, they go beyond the topics Stephen Bigelow covered.

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3How wired networks change with wireless upgrades

Now that Stephen Bigelow has given you a deeper understanding of data center Ethernet, check out this video on SearchCIO with networking expert Shamus McGillicuddy. Learn how upgrading the wireless network may lead to adjusting the wired network.