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Recent Switches reviews

Networking

Arista DCS-7508 10G switch review

Packing 384 10G Ethernet ports into an 11-rack-unit form factor is only the beginning for Arista Networks' DCS-7508 data center core switch.
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Networking

Cisco 3750-X Layer 3 Switch review

The Cisco 3750 range has been around for many years now, and has a vast following. The 3750-X is the new kid on the Cisco block, and it combines plenty of stuff that will be familiar to users of its predecessors with some fantastic new features that are clearly a step forward.
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Networking

Force10 S4810 review

High port density, high throughput and very low latency are bedrock requirements in the data centre, and Force10's new S4810 top of rack switch delivers on all three counts.

At the same time, Clear Choice testing revealed some interesting limitations in the "merchant silicon" chips increasingly seen in data-center switches. Tests turned up anomalies in the areas of cut-through latency, media access control address learning and link aggregation failover handling. Beyond the switching silicon, the S4810 also turned in mixed results in multicast scalability.


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Networking

Lindy 8-Port Gigabit Desktop Switch review

Expand the limited number of ports on your modem with the Lindy 8-Port Gigabit Desktop Switch, a simple way to add more printers, PCs or NAS drives without any setup
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SME

Dell PowerConnect 8024F review

Ah, the rarified air of 10G switching, very fast, very expensive, very exclusive. Until now. Dell has unveiled a 24-port 10G switch that, priced at $10,088, comes in at around $416 per SFP+ port. Now that's cheap.
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Virtualisation

Cisco OTV review

Long distance VMotion via Cisco Overlay Transport Virtualisation, or how to succeed at data centre extension without really trying.
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Networking

PortTracker

A useful appliance that allows you to monitor what is - and has been - connected to your network, as long as you're running Cisco switches.
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Networking

Cisco 6500 Virtual Switching Supervisor engine

Cisco's VSS is a significant advancement in the state of the switching art. It dramatically improves availability with much faster recovery times, while simultaneously providing a big boost in bandwidth.
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Security

Consentry LANshield Controller and Switch

The Consentry NAC range offers a variety of products and a simple but effective way of authenticating users. By using a combination of a switch and a controller, users have a variety of ways of configuring their own networks.
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Networking

ATEN Master View CS-1774 KVM

A three-in-one device which combines a KVM, an Ethernet switch and a USB hub in a single box, the CS-1774 could help anyone who needs to run or monitor up to four different systems to reduce their office or desktop clutter.
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