Cisco FabricPath is a Cisco NX-OS software innovation combining the plug-and-play simplicity of Ethernet with the reliability and scalability of Layer 3 routing.
Using FabricPath, you can build highly scalable Layer 2 multipath networks without the Spanning Tree Protocol. Such networks are particularly suitable for large virtualization deployments, private clouds, and high-performance computing (HPC) environments.
eWEEK ranked FabricPath among its top products of 2010: "Cisco turned on yet another new feature in the Nexus 7000 platform that basically eliminates the ancient and universally deployed spanning tree protocol from network designs, thus enabling much larger Layer 2 networking domains."
When deployed across multiple Cisco Nexus chassis, FabricPath creates a flat data center switching fabric with:
According to exclusive Network World tests, the FabricPath Switching System (FSS) improves business agility through workload flexibility. It also delivers operational efficiencies through:
The benefits of Cisco FabricPath include:
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