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Samir Sharma

EMC Stamp of Approval: Juniper QFX3500 Switch and QFabric System

by Juniper Employee ‎10-26-2012 09:30 AM - edited ‎10-29-2012 05:14 AM

While data center infrastructures come in many different shapes and sizes, one thing they all have in common is their underlying foundation. The three main components of any data center are servers, storage, and the network that connects it all. 

 

What if servers and storage don’t speak the same language? Or what if the network only accepts RJ-45 connections while servers and storage only have USB?  These are the types of challenges that face our customers when they try to build multivendor data centers. Mixing compute, storage and networking solutions from different vendors creates complexity.  Rigorous interoperability testing between vendors is absolutely critical to ensure these myriad solutions actually WORK with one another.

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