A New Open Data Center Fabric Emerges for The Age of Software-Defined Infrastructure

| April 26, 2016

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A number of independent trends are driving a new age of software-defined networking and overall infrastructure. These trends include a new IT delivery model based upon cloud computing, big data analytics, Internet of Things and new IT delivery model. This trend is so massive that no army will stop its progression that’s rooted in the separation of network hardware from its high-value software. At the heart of this trend is realization that wide area and data center networking is transitioning to a software model which has implications that stem from how IT organizations are organized to how applications are delivered and maintained. We focus this white paper on the transition to software and the implications upon networking from a perspective of fabric and services, which connects servers and storage to the internet/intranet.

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