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.
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A trilogy of Ethernet articles
This data center Ethernet trifecta brings together articles that cover the changes in Ethernet technology today and in the future that will affect communications between servers and storage as well as connections to cloud providers and end users.
New Ethernet standards not only bring higher speeds, from 100 to 200 and even 400 Gigabit Ethernet in the future, but add greater versatility to existing technologies. Data centers should prepare for the changes coming to network bandwidth. Continue Reading
Data 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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How 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.
Everything from switching, power, cabling and Internet circuits may feel the effects of upgrades to the wireless network.