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3 Imperatives for a Successful Ethernet Fabric Strategy

Published: 23 April 2019

ID: G00385799

Analyst(s): Anushree Verma


Disaggregated solutions for Ethernet fabrics gain momentum within the data center networking market due to the ease of upgrading, increasing agility and lower costs. Tech CEOs should bifurcate their portfolios, offering an evolutionary roadmap to capitalize on this rising trend in the market.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges


  • Integrated Fabrics
    • Characteristics of End Users Preferring Integrated Fabrics
  • Disaggregated Fabrics
    • Characteristics of End Users Preferring Disaggregated Fabrics


  • Bifurcate Your Portfolio to Support Diverging Customer Demand
  • Offer an Evolutionary Path for End Users to Upgrade Network Functions
  • Integrate End Users’ Ethernet Fabric Solutions With Popular Networking Technologies to Simplify Network Complexity

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