network fabric

Network fabric is an industry term that describes a network topology in which devices pass data to each other through interconnecting switches.

Network fabric is an industry term that describes a network topology in which components pass data to each other through interconnecting switches.

The word fabric is used as a metaphor to illustrate the idea that if someone were to document network components and their relationships on paper, the lines would weave back and forth so densely that the diagram would resemble a woven piece of cloth.

This was first published in March 2013

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