Intel IT Best Practices: Upgrading Data Center Network to 10GbE

Ajay Chandramouly, Sanjay Rungta
Learn how Intel IT upgraded its network architecture to 10 Gigabit Ethernet connections to accommodate explosive data center growth and network demand.

The presenters will discuss the benefits realized such as: reduced DC complexity, lower TCO, increased throughput and agility. Attendees will benefit by being able to apply Intel IT's best practices to their own data center initiatives. In addition, the presenters will address what the key tradeoffs were.
Feb 11 2011
47 mins
Intel IT Best Practices: Upgrading Data Center Network to 10GbE
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Learn about Intel IT’s data center strategy, best practices and experiences in the areas of facilities, storage, compute and networking. From cloud computing, virtualization and server sizing, to the latest cooling techniques, understand how Intel IT is addressing today’s data center trends and challenges.

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