IBM b-type Data Center Networking: Design and Best Practices Introduction
An IBM Redbooks publication
Note: This is publication is now archived. For reference only.
As organizations drive to transform and virtualize their IT infrastructures to reduce costs, and manage risk, networking is pivotal to success. Optimizing network performance, availability, adaptability, security, and cost is essential to achieving the maximum benefit from your infrastructure.
In this IBM® Redbooks® publication, we address these requirements:
IBM and Brocade have entered into an agreement to provide expanded network technology choices with the new IBM b-type Ethernet Switches and Routers, to provide an integrated end-to-end resiliency and security framework.
Combined with the IBM vast data center design experience and the Brocade networking expertise, this portfolio represents the ideal convergence of strength and intelligence. For organizations striving to transform and virtualize their IT infrastructure, such a combination can help you reduce costs, manage risks, and prepare for the future. This book is meant to be used along with "IBM b-type Data Center Networking: Product Introduction and Initial Setup," SG24-7785.
Chapter 1. Smarter data center
Chapter 2. Product introduction
Chapter 3. Networking introduction
Chapter 4. Making the network highly available
Chapter 5. Quality of Service
Chapter 6. Data Center Virtualization
Chapter 7. Security
Chapter 8. Management
Chapter 9. IP Storage Area Networks
Chapter 10. Data center network design
Chapter 11. Network design for the enterprise
Chapter 12. Voice over IP
Chapter 13. Network design for high performance computing
Chapter 14. IBM networking and systems solutions
Appendix A. IBM Ethernet in the green data center
Appendix B. Introduction to the IBM b-type g-series Ethernet Switch