Campus Networks

Brocade Pushes Smaller Network Switches into On-Campus Data Closet

by on ‎11-07-2014 11:11 AM (982 Views)

In most universities and in many corporate or division headquarter buildings, the data center used to be a broom closet. In some places, the brooms and buckets made way for the server rack. You might think it would be easier for software-defined networking to gain a toehold in places where the infrastructure is smaller and not so scaled up.

 

But here's the problem: Campus networks designed to be managed by single, physical server racks are often hard-wired to the few Ethernet ports they have available to them.

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