Author Archives: John Rath

About John Rath

John Rath is a veteran IT professional and regular contributor at Data Center Knowledge. He has served many roles in the data center, including support, system administration, web development and facility management.

Big Data For CERN Requires a Big Network

A look at the ATLAS particle detector experiment at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the huge particle accelerator at CERN near Geneva, Switzerland. (Photo: Image Editor via Flickr)

The CERN Large Hadron Collider (LHC) generates over 100 hundred petabytes of data every year at its home near Geneva, Switzerland. CERN’s new data center in Budapest is set to be one of the first beneficiaries of a new terabit network created by GÉANT, a European data network for researchers and scientists. Read More

Cisco To Acquire Meraki For $1.2 Billion

Cisco (CSCO) announced its intent to acquire privately held cloud networking company Meraki for $1.2 billion. San Francisco-based Meraki was founded in 2006 by MIT PhD candidates, and was funded by Sequoia Capital and Google. Read More

Big Switch Networks Unveils Open SDN Suite


Big Switch’s Open Software-Defined Networking (SDN) product suite debuted, with a focus on open standards, open APIs and platform-independence. The company said its product suite unifies applications and infrastructure across vendors, including support for both physical and virtual switches. Read More

Network News: Infinera, Sidera, CoreSite, Level 3

News in the networking field: Infinera announced the availability of Infinera Instant Bandwidth; Sidera is providing connectivity between CoreSite data centers located in critical communications markets; and Level 3 Communications has signed an agreement with Tulane University to provide network services in support of the university’s business continuity infrastructure. Read More