03-Feb-2017

SPB is a fantastic open standard, and if your current vendor isn't meeting your expectations, ALE offers you an alternative.

The IP networking industry is ever-changing. There's been a lot of activity of late, with some vendors changing hands and some restructuring to start with a clean slate.

If you've already deployed SPB in your network and your current vendor seems a little distracted, rest easy -- we've got you covered. That's the beauty of open standards: you've got choices!

Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise has SPB throughout the product portfolio, so whether you're looking to deploy in the data center, the campus or in a rugged environment, we've got an OmniSwitch solution to meet your needs. Our SPB solution has even been proven interoperable with Avaya SPB. If you're unfamiliar with this massively scalable and easy-to-use protocol, you can check out previous posts on why SPB is growing in popularity: “SPB: Farewell to Spanning Tree?” or making the case for SPB. If you have an interest in some of the under-the-hood details you can check out this video podcast on: “SPB - bringing SDN to the access and campus network”.

The customers who are using SPB really love its simplicity and power. See how ACU leverages Shortest Path Bridging (SPB) throughout their data center and campus for a simplified, more scalable, and bandwidth-optimized network. Or how UEX was able to split user and data center traffic between campuses using SPB.

My message is simple. SPB is a fantastic open standard, and if your current vendor isn't meeting your expectations, then do take a look at OmniSwitch. Keep the love for SPB alive!

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Rob Hemmerich

Rob Hemmerich

Director, NA Business Development, ALE

Rob Hemmerich has worked in the telecommunications industry for over 20 years, holding diverse roles in sales, marketing, program management and software development.

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