What you will learn in this white paper
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-servercenter 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.
Purpose-built HP networking solutions, system architecture, and technology are streamlining the design of next-generation data centers and campus networks to ensure the superior resiliency, performance, and agility that enterprise networks now require. One HP 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.
HP IRF is an innovative technology that lets you ‘flatten’ data center and campus networks, eliminating the need for a dedicated aggregation layer and providing more direct, higher capacity connections between users and network resources. And IRF helps customers achieve these goals in a cost-effective, easy-to-manage way.
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