Big Cloud Fabric Controller
Big Cloud Fabric Controller Cluster is a centralized and hierarchically implemented SDN controller implemented as a cluster of virtual machines or hardware appliances for high availability.
Big Cloud Fabric is the next-generation data center switching fabric delivering operational velocity, network automation and visibility for cloud-native applications and software-defined data centers, while staying within flat IT budgets.
Enterprise data centers are challenged today to support cloud-native applications, drive business velocity and work within flat budgets.
Network layer is often cited as the least agile part of data center infrastructure, especially when compared to compute infrastructure. The advent of virtualization changed the server landscape and delivered operational efficiencies across management workflows via automation. Emerging cloud-native applications are expected to demand even greater agility from the underlying infrastructure.
Most data centers are built using old network architecture, a box-by-box operational paradigm that inhibits the pace of IT operations to meet the demand of modern applications and software-defined data centers. Click here for more information on the challenges.
Software-defined Data Center (SDDC) demands innovation in networking technology. With virtualization going mainstream, networks are required to provide visibility into virtual machines, east-west traffic across VMs, and deliver network service connectivity easily. Networks are expected to not adversely impact software-defined data center agility by mandating manual box-by-box network configuration and upgrades. Emerging cloud-native applications require rapid application and services deployment. This demands network operations to be more automated instead of relying on manual CLI and limited GUI workflows. Lastly, infrastructure budgets trends have flat-lined in most organizations. This demands an innovative approach compared to the legacy network based on proprietary hardware that increases costs.
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