26 Apr '12, 2am

Data center transformation--Sophisticated switching drives fast, fat, and flat: via @ee_times

Data center transformation--Sophisticated switching drives fast, fat, and flat: via @ee_times

Network virtualization technologies have evolved rapidly over the last few years, illustrating dramatic potential for evolution in longstanding network infrastructures. Combine this evolving technology with the growth of cloud computing, and the result is a surprisingly creative approach to improving data center performance and agility. Even enterprise networks firmly rooted in operational efficiencies are taking a fresh look at their data centers as a source for growth, competitive advantage and return on IT investment. The potential for transformation starts with the basic historical structure of a network--with physical servers once tiered for north-south data flow from access, distribution, and core layers to the wide area network and back again. Today that network is moving more and more traffic patterns that are east-west in nature, inherent to modern distributed sys...

Full article: http://www.eetimes.com/design/communications-design/43717...

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