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
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!