Data Centers

The Inevitable All-Ethernet Data Center

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Executive Summary

Over the past 15 years, the Internet has changed global communications, business processes, and consumer behavior in an unprecedented way. This change caused many organizations to consolidate data centers and build new types of web applications for rapid development and integration needs. As a result, data centers have become massive collections of servers, networks, storage, and security devices in a constant state of growth and change. Data centers have become the 24x7 foundation of today's global business world. Rapidly changing business requirements make managing these data centers a real challenge for IT. The data center must be highly available and resilient enough to fail over gracefully to other facilities if need be.

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