Gartner Research

Rethinking LAN Switching Architectures

Published: 25 February 2011

ID: G00210808

Analyst(s): Mark Fabbi

Summary

Although traditional LAN switching architectures have served enterprises well, the move toward centrally deployed applications suggests a change in LAN architecture would better address requirements. As new solutions emerge, large expenditures for feature-rich LAN access solutions will be wasted.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • A Little History
  • The Current Environment
  • Marketplace Responses
  • What Network Architectures Should Do

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