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IBM b-type Data Center Networking: Design and Best Practices Introduction

An IBM Redbooks publication

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Published on 31 December 2010

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ISBN-10: 0738435015
ISBN-13: 9780738435015
IBM Form #: SG24-7786-01

Authors: Jon Tate, Norman Bogard, Michal Holenia, Sebastian Oglaza and Steven Tong

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    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:

    • Expertise to plan and design networks with holistic consideration of servers, storage, application performance, and manageability
    • Networking solutions that enable investment protection with performance and cost options that match your environment
    • Technology and expertise to design and implement and manage network security and resiliency
    • Robust network management software for integrated, simplified management that lowers operating costs of complex networks

    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.

    Table of Contents

    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


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