Industry Split on Data Center Network Standards

22 Mar 2011

Despite competing standards and proprietary alternatives already on the market, the IETF insists that TRILL is gaining momentum as a method for solving Ethernet scalability problems in data center networks. Indeed, the industry appears deeply fractured over the best approach, with some vendors backing the IETF's TRILL, some backing the IEEE's SPB, others offering proprietary protocols and still others advocating a combination of approaches. By Jim Duffy, Network World.