Adapting Data Centers Using Fan-Out Technology
Internet traffic has grown exponentially as greater numbers of users employ more and more complex types of traffic. The need for bandwidth to handle cloud applications, mixed media downloads and upload, video streaming, peer-to-peer sharing, and growing wireless usage is obvious. Aggregating 10Gbps links to handle increased bandwidth not only complicates data center topologies, but is also costly and labor-intensive. While 40GE and 100GE connections have improved the issues somewhat, the need for greater densities of higher speed links continues unabated.