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Self-Sparing and Fixed Form Factor Switches Can Help You Get a New Data Center Network

Published: 02 April 2015

ID: G00276126

Analyst(s): Mark Fabbi , Danilo Ciscato


The emergence of FFF in the data center gives network managers the opportunity to rethink their support strategy. Moving to a self-sparing model allows for increased availability and substantial support cost savings (up to 50%), leaving budget available for adoption of newer network technology.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Enable Seamless and Quick Replacement of Faulty Data Center Switches Using a Redundant Network Architecture With Automated Provisioning

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