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ALSO CALLED: Switched Fabric, Fabric Switch, Switching Fabric
DEFINITION: Switching fabric is the combination of hardware and software that moves data coming in to a network node out by the correct port (door) to the next node in the network. Switching fabric includes the switching units (individual boxes) in a node, the integrated circuits that they contain, and the programming that allows switching paths to be controlled. The switching fabric is independent of the bus  … 
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Leverage Pay As You Grow Licensing for Network Expansion
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores the benefits of an innovative scaling model called "Pay-As-You-Grow" licensing. This method introduces three different SKUs within a single fixed form factor switch. This fabric switch allows you to choose to build 3 different types of fabrics depending on what you need.
Posted: 09 Sep 2014 | Published: 31 Jul 2014

Dell, Inc.

Network Intelligence for Physical Assets in a Virtualized Enterprise
sponsored by CommScope
WHITE PAPER: The physical layer – the foundation for your IT environment – is the only network component that has yet to be virtualized, but so much of virtualization's success relies on it. Learn more about the cabling requirements for virtualization and how network intelligence can be the secret to virtualization's success.
Posted: 04 Feb 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

CommScope

A Different Take on Software Defined Networks
sponsored by Enterasys
WHITE PAPER: Get a different take on software defined networks, who they help, the benefits you can achieve from deploying one, and key tips for utilizing one within your organization.
Posted: 02 Aug 2013 | Published: 02 Aug 2013

Enterasys

Open Fabric Edge - The Best Attributes of the Data Center, Now Delivered to the Edge
sponsored by Extreme Networks
WHITE PAPER: Can your network accommodate the new requirements demanded on it? Explore how Ethernet switching can provide the flexibility, scalability, and resiliency you need to embrace the trends and technologies that will give your business a competitive advantage.
Posted: 17 May 2013 | Published: 30 Apr 2013

Extreme Networks

Exploring Software-Defined Networking with Brocade
sponsored by Brocade
WHITE PAPER: Software-defined networking (SDN) is a hot topic today. This white paper provides an overview of the concept and the role it will play in achieving cloud success. View now to learn more!
Posted: 09 May 2013 | Published: 30 Apr 2012

Brocade

Virtual Fabrics Provide Administrative Flexibility in a Shared Storage Environment
sponsored by Brocade
WHITE PAPER: Learn about a technology that enables you to better manage your SAN assets by creating logical groups of separately managed devices, ports, and switches within your SAN - all without disrupting existing environments.
Posted: 21 Nov 2011 | Published: 30 Jan 2009

Brocade

Brocade One Data Center Cloud-Optimized Networks
sponsored by Brocade
WHITE PAPER: To help customers make a smooth transition into the cloud – where information and application will reside – Brocade One Data Center strategy simplifies network architectures and maximizes solution flexibility and choice.
Posted: 17 Nov 2011 | Published: 17 Nov 2011

Brocade

What Is an Ethernet Fabric?
sponsored by Brocade
WHITE PAPER: Compared to classic hierarchical Ethernet architectures, Ethernet fabrics provide the higher levels of performance, utilization, availability and simplicity required to meet the business needs of data centers today and into the future.
Posted: 15 Nov 2011 | Published: 31 Aug 2011

Brocade

True Fabric Interoperability for Today's SANs White Paper
sponsored by Brocade
WHITE PAPER: Brocade offers a number of fabric interoperability solutions to provide flexible deployment options that help maximize hardware investments. This paper describes the various approaches Brocade is taking toward interoperability.
Posted: 16 May 2007 | Published: 01 May 2007

Brocade

ESG Lab Validation Report on Brocade Virtual Fabrics and Director Power Efficiency
sponsored by Brocade
WHITE PAPER: Hands-on lab testing of Fibre Channel directors including measurements by an independent electrician. Learn how power savings can leave more watts and amps available per rack and per floor tile for bladed servers and storage.
Posted: 15 May 2007 | Published: 01 Mar 2007

Brocade

Cisco MDS 9000 Family Investment Protection
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper serves as a guide to the investment protection offered between first-generation and second-generation Cisco MDS 9000 Family linecards, supervisor, and chassis.
Posted: 01 May 2006 | Published: 01 Apr 2006

Cisco Systems, Inc.
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SWITCH FABRIC DEFINITION (continued): …  technology and infrastructure used to move data between nodes and also separate from the router. The term is sometimes used to mean collectively all switching hardware and software in a network.The term uses a fabric metaphor to suggest the possible complexity and web-like structure of switching paths and ports within a node. The switching fabric typically includes data buffers and the use of shared memory.The Signal Computing System Architecture (SCSA), which provides a model framework for computer telephony, uses the term. In the SCSA framework, part of the hardware model includes a Switch … 
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