Data Centers

Why Your Next Datacenter Network Will Likely Be a Fabric

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Executive Summary

The use of Ethernet fabrics as the foundation for next-generation datacenter networking has garnered much industry attention over the past year. This isn't surprising given the strong potential role that Ethernet fabrics can play as a key enabler for next-generation datacenters. Driven by advanced virtualization, the datacenter of the future is rapidly becoming a reality today and will be characterized by network use and optimization for both public and private cloud computing. Moving to implement a private cloud takes thoughtful planning. To prepare, IT organizations need to make sure that their existing IT and network infrastructure is structured and tuned in such a way as to ensure that a cloud model can deliver on its promises.

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