• Virtualization
  • Real-time applications
  • Mobile devices
  • Video

All of these trends are putting pressure on campus networks and driving the need for transformation of the data center.

A modern data center network needs to respond to the new requirements of server and desktop virtualization and deliver a high-quality experience for students, faculty and staff. The network must also support the plethora of smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices that outnumber desk-bound devices.

In this white paper, you’ll learn how to meet the challenges facing traditional campus data center network infrastructures and what changes need to happen to modernize that infrastructure, and how an application-fluent approach can help ensure a successful step-by-step transition toward the next-generation data center switching fabric. You’ll also get an overview of Alcatel-Lucent’s award-winning approach to data center switching network design – Winner Best of Interop 2011!

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