10 Gigabit data center switch shootout

Arista, Blade top field of six top-of-rack switches

By David Newman, Network World |  Hardware, ethernet switches, LAN

10 Gigabit switches move faster, scale higher

We tested six top-of-rack data center switches 10 ways to Sunday and found that all of them deliver high performance, scalability and a variety of advanced features. However, switches from Arista and Blade came out on top, while Cisco came up short on latency and HP failed to deliver line rate throughput. On the other hand, Cisco Nexus was the only switch to deliver full integration with between data and storage networks. Full test results

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