Making the Switch: Coping with High Speed Migration

There’s a major shift coming in network architecture. And it can be hard to keep up with the latest technologies. CommScope is here to help. H-J Niethammer has an idea to get up to speed...pun intended.

HSM ArchitectureIt’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 will be.

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 50600 requirements
  • 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 it.