August 01, 2012 // By: Heather McIlvaine // 4 Years, 10 Trends
Fabric computing is being touted as the foundation of next-generation enterprise IT architectures. According to Paquet, many organizations are already moving to a fabric-based infrastructure. This type of computing involves a set of storage, networking, and processing functions that are linked or “woven together” by high-bandwidth interconnects (where bandwidth speed is the total information flow over a given period of time).
If managed appropriately, companies can use a fabric-based infrastructure to provide just enough capacity and energy for optimum efficiency in the data center. (See trend 2 to learn why this is a big deal.)