The starting point in this example is a traditional physical collapsed backbone
In a frame-based virtual collapsed backbone
, workgroup- level frame switches replace (or assist) overtaxed shared-media hubs and ease desktop bottlenecks.
The East Tamaki and Carbine Road site networks were designed as collapsed backbones
, with each area star-wired into a LinkBuilder ECS/10 connected by fiber over Ethernet to a central ECS/10 at each site.
2-Gbps backplane capacity and a large buffer size of 32 MB, the StellarSwitch SGX8216 is suitable for demanding applications such as deployment as an enterprise collapsed backbone
Completed this April, Bates' new network is based on a collapsed backbone
comprised of two redundant, CoreBuilder 9000 enterprise switches.
With a powerful, non-blocking 64-Gbps switching fabric, the Keystone24mg is a flexible Layer 2/Layer 3 switch that, alone or with the Capstone slaves, is an ideal wiring closet or collapsed backbone
solution for small and midsize businesses.
CatStak can be used either in a collapsed backbone
configuration, offering a very large number of ports for centralized routing, or in a distributed campus configuration, accelerating multiple routers.