White PapersNovember 1, 2023

Which Network Architecture Is Right for You

Which Network Architecture Is Right for YouAfter more than 25 years of deploying chassis-based routing platforms, global Service Providers have recognized the challenges imposed by existing platforms in terms of flexibility, scale, and cost. For service providers, where operational simplicity is a stronger consideration than hyperscalers, there is a tendency to choose a chassis-based architecture, whereas Data Centers (DC), built to scale, usually go with Clos (spine and leaf). Nevertheless, there is another hybrid solution that brings together the best of these 2 architectures – that is the Distributed Disaggregated Chassis (DDC) solution..

In this white paper you will explore today’s network architecture options, comparing chassis-based router, Clos, and the Disaggregated Distributed Chassis (DDC), considering:

  • Data plane and control plane scalability
  • Operational impact for day-to-day management
  • Flexibility for mix/match of different vendor devices

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