Cisco is probably best positioned to drive market adoption of TRILL, and they are certainly a big TRILL player with FabricPath. However, Tasman Drive is currently positioning FabricPath as a play for big data centers, as opposed to the STP-alternative everyone should embrace. FabricPath is a licensed feature of the Nexus product line, and as such isn’t seeing a groundswell of implementations among the significant numbers of small and mid-level shops that are deploying Nexus to gain 10GbE density.
TRILL (TRansparent Interconnect of Lots of Links) is considered by some to be the heir-apparent to spanning-tree's throne. After all, Radia Perlman was the force behind STP, and her name heads the...
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