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Arista Leaf-Spine Architecture
Arista Leaf-Spine Architecture – Blog 2: L2LS and L3LS Designs

Layer 2 Leaf-Spine – L2LS design In this design, 2 spine switches are paired as an MLAG domain and are presented to the leaf switches as a single switch. All links in the topology are used for forwarding with no

Arista Leaf Spine Architecture
Arista Leaf Spine Architecture – Blog Series Part One

Traditional 3-Tier Data Center Networks About 20 years ago there was a need for more servers because of an increase in the number of applications due to improved network availability. Hence, a large number of access ports were required to

Data Center Fire Suppression
Data Center Fire Suppression: Is Your IT Infrastructure Protected?

OVHcloud Data Center Fire in France In March 2021, OVHcloud’s five-story, 5,400-square-foot SBG2 data center in Strasbourg, France was destroyed by ghastly fire that took over six hours to extinguish. Not only was the company’s SBG1 facility heavily damaged, but

How to Choose the Right Enterprise Network Function Virtualization (NFV) Solution

Present-day enterprises are increasingly turning to network virtualization as an alternative to physical devices. This is especially true in branches where there are often space, power, and support constraints. By embracing network function virtualization (NFV), it is possible to reduce

How to Choose Between Hot-Aisle and Cold-Aisle Containment

Aisle containment is a proven technique for optimizing data center cooling. It builds upon the best practice of arranging racks and cabinets with the fronts of racks in one row facing the fronts of racks in an adjacent row. That

Enhance Data Center Infrastructure Management with Artificial Intelligence (AI) & AR
Enhance Data Center Infrastructure Management with Artificial Intelligence (AI) & Augmented Reality (AR)

Although AI and AR were developed more than a decade ago, they experienced a slow adoption into mainstream technology, partially due to a lack of innovation. However, virtual reality (VR), AR, the Internet of Things (IoT), and digital innovations have

How to Maximize the Success of a DCIM Implementation

Before data center infrastructure management (DCIM) solutions entered the market a dozen years ago, IT managers and facilities managers used separate tools to operate their environments. DCIM emerged as a way to unify these disciplines and gain greater visibility across

LoRaWAN
How LoRaWAN Enables Efficient, Long-Range IIoT Connectivity

We talk a lot about the number of smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices accessing Wi-Fi networks. But that is nothing compared to the explosion of sensors, cameras, automation systems and other network-connected devices.  Known as the Industrial Internet of

How 400 GbE Simplifies Cabling
Preparing for the Move to 400GbE

Data centers are experiencing exponential demand for bandwidth driven by massive growth in data. Next-generation 400GbE optical transceivers help ensure that networks have the scalability to support that continued growth. Hyperscale data centers are well on the path toward implementing

Benefits of Combining Cloud and Colocation
The Benefits of Combining Cloud and Colocation

Organizations are increasingly looking to get out of the data center management business. The ongoing costs and challenges of managing and maintaining traditional on-premises data centers too often prevent them from focusing resources on initiatives that deliver a more clear-cut

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