Articles by Arthur Cole 

Should the Fabric Have a Core? Perhaps for a Little Longer

Network fabrics imply a flattened architecture that eschews centralized switching. So why are vendors still talking about core fabric switches?

Hyperscale Networking: Coming to a Data Center Near You?

Hyperscale implies massive infrastructure, but key technologies may wind up in standard enterprise settings as well.

Open vs. Proprietary SDN: New Technologies, Same Old Dilemmas

Even with the advent of highly fluid virtualized data environments and SDN, choices like open vs. proprietary remain.

SDN Still Has to Prove Itself to the Enterprise

SDN must overcome several key challenges before it can make it through the hype cycle and establish itself on the other side.

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