Reducing Network Complexity and Boosting Performance with IRF Technology
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Overview: The fundamental nature of networking is changing, especially in enterprise data centers. With new, integrated applications deployed against large scale, highly virtualized server farms, server-to-server center communications are demanding a completely new level of intra-data-center performance. Traditional three-tier networks - designed to support data-center-in/data-center-out traffic and built using legacy, poor-performing redundancy protocols - can't deliver the server-to-server capacity required for these types of workloads. One innovation is Intelligent Resilient Framework (IRF), a technology that far outstrips ordinary protocols designed to improve the performance of network switches.
In this white paper you will learn about the challenges associated with conventional switch solutions; the advantages of IRF in terms of manageability, performance, and resiliency; and the very real business benefits that can result from installing HP A-series switches that employ this technology.