Ethernet fabric architected networks are the new way to go for modern data centers. The conventional STP (Spanning Tree Protocol) designed networks have a number of limitations and are impractical to use in today’s age of virtualization and cloud computing. The data center network technology has evolved and it is important for market leaders to keep abreast of the innovations.
So what exactly is the STP and how is it enhanced by the Ethernet fabric? The STP is a hierarchical network design that disallows the creation of loops in the network.