Global Data Center Fabric Market 2017-2021
About Data Center Fabric
Data center fabric is a network infrastructure where interconnections between switches and servers are weaved in the form of a fabric. These interconnections are used to create multiple active links. Data center fabric helps meet networking demands such as bandwidth and topology extension and improves failover time in data centers for cloud and virtualization environments. The technology reduces the IT budget of organizations and improves flexibility, agility, and efficiency of IT-related operations. We expect such technology to meet the present and future computing requirements of enterprises and gain popularity among cloud-based organizations.
Technavio’s analysts forecast the global data center fabric market to grow at a CAGR of 8.49% during the period 2017-2021.
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The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global data center fabric market for 2017-2021. To calculate the market size, the report considers the following:
Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global Data Center Fabric Market 2017-2021
Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global data center fabric market: Brocade Communications Systems, Cisco Systems, Dell, HPE, and Juniper Networks
Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: Arista Networks, Avaya Networks, Big Switch Networks, Extreme Networks, Gigamon, Huawei Technologies, IBM, Lenovo, Mellanox Technologies, Nokia (Alcatel-Lucent), Oracle, and Pluribus Networks
Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “The use of data center fabric switches and routers has grown because of their benefits such as low latency and improved performance. These switches enable communications between the server, storage, and software as a converged network. SDN allows software abstraction of the physical network infrastructure, which can be programmed based on the application needs. SDN offers benefits in terms of the support of multi-tenancy, virtual machines (VM) provisioning, and improved application performance.”
According to the report, network virtualization is widely adopted by enterprises to enhance agility, improve efficiency, and reduce cost. In network virtualization, network resources such as switches, routers, and other network resources such as wide area network (WAN) optimization can be managed as logical resources than physical resources. Virtualization also offers scalability, improved security, availability, and aids in better management. In recent years, the markets have seen an increase in virtualized networking environments. Virtual networks can be programmed, bonded to workloads, and are scalable to demand. Moreover, they do not require physical network reconfiguration.
Further, the report states that fabric architecture offers many benefits such as scalability and reliability regarding the modern data center environment. As per the growing business operational requirement, many servers and storage infrastructures are added to data centers. Several data center operators are likely to prefer modern infrastructure because of the increased reliability offered by the infrastructure over a period. The support of Ethernet switch fabric and routers at the edge, and core layers are critical for efficient network operation. This becomes more significant with the change in access layer switches that work in close collaboration with the installed servers or storage units. Modern fabric switches and routers might not be compatible with the existing ones, resulting in vendor lock-in issues. This also includes protocol support and software that enable the management of physical network fabrics.
Brocade Communications Systems, Cisco Systems, Dell, HPE, Juniper Networks, Arista Networks, Avaya Networks, Big Switch Networks, Extreme Networks, Gigamon, Huawei Technologies, IBM, Lenovo, Mellanox Technologies, Nokia (Alcatel-Lucent), Oracle, Pluribus Networks.
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