It’s an accepted truth in the industry
that data center bandwidth requirements are expected to increase 25 to 35
percent per year for the foreseeable future. Ready or not, that means high
speed migration is here, and if you’re not in the middle of it now, you soon
Switch speeds are the
key. 40G ports supplying four 10G server connections are increasingly
overwhelmed, which is the main reason data centers are making the move to 25G
and 50G switches to keep up with demand.
There’s also a major shift in network
architecture afoot, with the traditional three-layer topology giving way to
spine-and-leaf topology better suited to virtualized and cloud-based
applications that demand low latency and increased speed. It’s a massive
revolution in architecture—and you can learn more about in CommScope’s new white
paper, “Data center High Speed Migration: Infrastructure issues, trends,
drivers and recommendations.” I recommend it to anyone responsible for managing
data center infrastructure; you can download it here.
Want to know more? Attend my upcoming webinars.
It’s not easy to keep up with all the
evolutions in architecture, technologies and standards, and there’s much more
to discuss than I could ever fit in a simple blog post. That’s why I’d like to
invite you to attend my upcoming webinars. The second one, taking place on June
28, directly relates to this topic but you may be interested in the other
topics as well. If you’d like to know more, I encourage you toview the replay.
- 21 June: Ethernet and Fibre Channel application roadmap; DC Design standard EN
- 28 June: High speed Migration Strategy: Architectures and Benefits
- 5 July: Data Centers Architectures for Virtualized Central Offices
Register for one or more webinar now! High speed migration
is here, and your data center’s infrastructure depends on how well you manage