Data Center Network Topologies: Current State-of-the-Art

  • Yang Liu
  • Jogesh K. Muppala
  • Malathi Veeraraghavan
  • Dong Lin
  • Mounir Hamdi
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Computer Science book series (BRIEFSCOMPUTER)


Current state-of-the-art data center networks are primarily implemented using tree-based topologies. An alternative is to use a leaf-spine configuration which is based on the folded-Clos network. While these approach meet the demands of the current DCN, they are not suited to meet future demands. This chapter reviews some of the salient features of the approaches and points out their shortcomings.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yang Liu
    • 1
  • Jogesh K. Muppala
    • 1
  • Malathi Veeraraghavan
    • 2
  • Dong Lin
    • 1
  • Mounir Hamdi
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer Science and EngineeringThe Hong Kong University of Science and TechnologyKowloonHong Kong, SAR
  2. 2.Department of Electrical and Computer EngineeringUniversity of VirginiaCharlottesvilleUSA

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