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Infrastructure Architect, Global Network Services, Boston Scientific
Trends such as the adoption of virtualization are fundamentally changing how IT organizations need to architect their data center LAN. For example, the introduction of server virtualization and blade servers means that the traditional three tier data center LAN is expanding to where it now has as many as five layers. These extra layers can introduce unacceptable cost, complexity and delay. While all of the LAN switching vendors are aware of the problem, they have different approaches to solving it. In this session, Mike Fratto, Editor, Network Computing and Jim Metzler of Ashton, Metzler & Associates will identify the emerging approaches to architecting a data center LAN and will discuss the pros and cons of each.