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Synonyms for backbone

Synonyms for backbone

a central cohesive source of support and stability

fortitude and determination

the part of a book's cover that encloses the inner side of the book's pages and that faces outward when the book is shelved


the part of a network that connects other networks together

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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.