Network OS for Open Networking: ONL vs OpenSwitch?

Driven by software defined networks (SDN) and open standards (such as the OpenFlow protocol), open networking is emerging quickly in data center networks. It is based on open standard and bare-metal switch with flexible choice of open software for operating system (OS), SDN, virtualization, and cloud orchestration. This post will discuss two kinds of network […]

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Leaf-Spine Topology and Its Construction Examples

For many years, data centers have been built in three-tier architecture, comprised of the core, aggregation and access layers. But with the data center consolidation, virtualization, hyper-converged systems springing up, the way data flows is shifting from traditional north-south to east-west inside data center. As the volume of east to west traffic increases, network bottlenecks […]

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How to Run Cables in Multi-Floor Data Center With Fiber Enclosures?

In the previous post—Modular Patching Solutions for Flexible Cable Management, I have introduced one kind of FHD fiber enclosure with user-friendly slide-out drawer and flexible mounting options. Actually, besides that rack mount fiber enclosure, there is another kind of FHD fiber enclosure useful in cable running and managing: wall mount fiber enclosure. It is very […]

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