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Innovation Insight for Ethernet Switching Fabric

Published: 29 April 2016

ID: G00301322

Analyst(s): Danilo Ciscato, Naresh Singh , Evan Zeng


With the growing investment in cloud and virtualization automation, Ethernet fabric has evolving business values and fast-growing field deployment cases. Networking infrastructure leaders should understand its definition and differentiation to make choices to modernize data center networks.

Table Of Contents


  • Definition
  • Description
    • Architecture
  • Benefits and Uses
  • Adoption Rate
  • Risks
  • Ethernet Fabric Switching Alternatives
  • Recommendations
  • Representative Providers

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