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IBM Flex System and PureFlex System Network Implementation with Cisco Systems by Tiago Nunes dos Santos, Gaston Sancassano Rodriguez, William King, David Cain, Jure Arzensek, Jon Tate

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Introduction
This chapter addresses some of the key requirements and trends in the data center that influence the purchase decision of networking hardware.
This chapter includes the following sections:
1.1 Networking requirements
Computer networking is now pervasive. The massive network traffic that is generated by multimedia data (audio, video, streaming), cloud oriented storage and big data is driving research and development into increasing bandwidth ...

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