5. Applications of SPB

  1. David Allan and
  2. Nigel Bragg

Published Online: 13 FEB 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118164327.ch5

802.1aq Shortest Path Bridging Design and Evolution: The Architect's Perspective

802.1aq Shortest Path Bridging Design and Evolution: The Architect's Perspective

How to Cite

Allan, D. and Bragg, N. (2012) Applications of SPB, in 802.1aq Shortest Path Bridging Design and Evolution: The Architect's Perspective, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118164327.ch5

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 13 FEB 2012
  2. Published Print: 23 FEB 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781118148662

Online ISBN: 9781118164327

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Keywords:

  • data center;
  • Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF);
  • radio access networks (RANs);
  • shortest path bridging (SPB)

Summary

The purpose of this chapter is to summarize the cardinal points of each application. Shortest Path Bridging (SPB) is unique at this moment in terms of offering the Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) connectivity constructs directly in the infrastructure data plane. Traditional enterprise data center designs are based on a simple switching hierarchy, of which typically only the first two layers are layer 2 switches; above that, traffic is funneled into a tree of routers. The Radio Access Networks (RAN) for “4G” wireless extends significantly the requirements on the backhaul technology over previous generations, and it can also benefit from the properties of SPBM.

Controlled Vocabulary Terms

radio access networks