Archive for June, 2011

On “Why TRILL wont work for the data center”

Filed in Fabrics, FUD, QFabric, TRILL by on June 15, 2011 28 Comments
On “Why TRILL wont work for the data center”

Today I came across “Why TRILL won’t work for data center network architecture” by Anjan Venkatramani of Juniper. Anjan’s article makes a few myopic and flawed arguments in slamming TRILL, setting up a sale for QFabric.  The stated problems with TRILL include FCoE, L3 multi-pathing, VLAN scale, and large failure domains. The one and only Ivan Pepelnjak has already tackled the […]

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“Jawbreaker”, merchant silicon, QFabric, and flat networks

Filed in FabricPath, merchant silicon, Nexus, QFabric, SDN, TRILL by on June 10, 2011 7 Comments
“Jawbreaker”, merchant silicon, QFabric, and flat networks

Brad, can you elaborate on Cisco’s Jawbreaker project? What exactly is it? Is it a response to Juniper’s Q-Fabric? Is it an attempt to rectify the inconsistencies in the differing purpose-built approaches of the N7K and N5K? Why create a new architecture? It seems like Cisco is really in trouble – creating a new architecture, […]

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