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Virtual Switching System

Introduction The Cisco Catalyst 4500,6500 Series Virtual Switching System (VSS) allows the clustering of two or more physical chassis together into a single, logical entity. This technology allows for enhancements in all areas of network design, including high availability, scalability, management, and maintenance. This paper explains the Cisco VSS technology, including its benefits and requirements. … Continue reading

Virtual Port Channel (vPC) basic

vPC Technology has been introduced by Cisco Nexus OS as a key component of Cisco Data Center Networking architecture. The major benefits it brings are: Loop avoidance logic allows 2 physical connections from 1 device to 2 Nexus Switches to operate in active/active mode and eliminate STP blocked port to fully utilize the uplink bandwidth. … Continue reading

Data center Top of Rack and End of Row Design

Cabling architectures lay the infrastructure foundation for data center networks. Sometimes overlooked, physical layer connectivity is a necessity that requires careful planning and consideration when choosing a cabling architecture. There are several types of cabling architectures found in the data center; direct-connect, zone-distribution, and top-of-rack (ToR). Each architecture offers advantages over the others depending on … Continue reading

TIA-942-Infrastructure standard for Data center

The standard covers the following • Site space and layout • Cabling infrastructure • Tiered reliability • Environmental considerations Site Space and Layout Proper space allocation for a data centre starts with ensuring that space can be easily reallocated tochanging environments and growth. Designers must strike a balance between acceptable initial deploymentcosts and anticipated space … Continue reading

Data Center Architecture Overview

The data center is home to the computational power, storage, and applications necessary to support an enterprise business. The data center infrastructure is central to the IT architecture, from which all content is sourced or passes through. Proper planning of the data center infrastructure design is critical, and performance, resiliency, and scalability need to be … Continue reading