Tag: Data Center Infrastructure

VXLAN, OVSDB, and BGP EVPN – 3 pillars of data center overlay

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VXLAN, OVSDB, and BGP EVPN – 3 pillars of data center overlay

Avik Bhattacharya 2021.03.26

Overlay networking is a backbone of modern data centers Hyperscale data centers need to handle the increasing demand of big data, cloud computing, server virtualization, and real-time applications. Th

5 min read

#Network Test #Data Center Infrastructure

Buying a BERT: Making an Informed Decision

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Buying a BERT: Making an Informed Decision

Nicole Faubert 2021.03.22

You know you need a bit error ratio tester (BERT), so now comes the somewhat daunting task of determining which one is best for your application. The last thing you want is to purchase an instrument t

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#BERT #400GE #PAM4 #Data Center Infrastructure

MACsec enabling the secured interconnect for next-gen cloud providers

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MACsec enabling the secured interconnect for next-gen cloud providers

Avik Bhattacharya 2021.03.23

Data center interconnect enables hyperscale service – but raises security alerts! In the last decade, we have heard an increasing number of data breaches - including a few high-profile incidents like

6 min read

#Network Test #Data Center Infrastructure

Relief on the Search of Burst Errors

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Relief on the Search of Burst Errors

Stephanie Michel 2021.01.19

PAM4-based transmissions rely on digital equalization and forward error correction (FEC) to operate error-free. Standard consortia like the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) or

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#Data Center Infrastructure

Data Center Visibility – Go Big or Stay Blind

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Data Center Visibility – Go Big or Stay Blind

Jason Lackey 2020.12.04

One of my coworkers, Guang Zhang, who is one of those quiet, smart, thoughtful people (more or less the opposite of your humble narrator), spent a fair amount of time putting together a really cool pi

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#Network Visibility #Data Center Infrastructure

Reduce Test Time from Hours to Minutes

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Reduce Test Time from Hours to Minutes

Nicole Faubert 2020.07.31

Today’s hyperscale data centers stream terabits of data every second to enable cloud services for global communication. Accelerating the capacity for faster channels pushes the physical limitations of

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#Data Center Infrastructure #400GE