March 1, 2011

Defining Characteristics of Qfabric

The purpose of this note is to introduce a set of defining characteristics that set QFabric apart from other technologies that have been used or proposed for building the internal networks of large scale data centers. It is important to state that these characteristics complement each other and work synergistically to help QFabric deliver its benefits. Thus we will insist that for any technology to be labeled "QFabric" it must have all of the defining characteristics and not just some of them.

The note begins with a set of definitions and a description of the general benefits of QFabric. It then lists the defining characteristics and says why they are important to building efficient, cost effective, dynamic, and easy to manage data centers.

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Juniper's Qfabric has been greatly discussed since its introduction a couple of weeks ago. It is most significant in that, along with Juniper's partners, it provides a comprehensive high-performance and highly scalable data center networking architecture.

I highly recommend this technical overview of Qfabric by Pradeep Sindhu, Juniper's Vice Chairman, Chief Technical Officer and Founder.

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