HybridCloud.pngMarket Trends: Never Mind SDN - Focus on Leveraging New Digital and Hybrid Cloud Opportunities, authored by Naresh Singh and Joe Skorupa.

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"Despite limited production deployments, software-defined network has shifted data center network conversations. Now it is time for technology product management leaders to go beyond technology discussions and focus their product strategy on enabling digital business and hybrid cloud."

*Gartner - Market Trends: Never Mind SDN - Focus on Leveraging New Digital and Hybrid Cloud Opportunities, Analyst(s): Naresh Singh, Joe Skorupa, 23 November 2017.

Big Cloud Fabric is a next-generation data center switching fabric inspired by the design principles hyper-scale operators like Facebook and Google have developed to build intelligent, agile and highly flexible network architectures. Customers benefit from unprecedented application agility due to automation, order-of-magnitude operational simplification due to SDN management, and significant cost reduction due to hardware/software disaggregation. Big Cloud Fabric supports all workloads (physical, virtual machine, and container) and choice of orchestration software. It provides L2 switching, L3 routing, and L4-7 service insertion and chaining. The scalable fabric is fully resilient, with no single point of failure, and supports headless mode operations. Big Cloud Fabric is available in two editions: 

  • P Fabric — Leaf-spine physical Clos fabric controlled via SDN Controller
  • P+V Fabric — Leaf-spine physical Clos fabric plus virtual switches controlled by SDN Controller



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