To the Edge and Beyond: What Does a Programmable Fabric Look Like?

In the first blog in this series we talked about programmable fabrics and their use causes. In this blog we’ll look at what a programmable fabric actually looks like. The following diagram shows the high-level architecture of a programmable fabric: The programmable fabric can be broken down into two main layers, the control plane and the data plane. Control Plane Layer The control plane layer is responsible for configuring and managing the data plane and is normally more centrally located, i.e., one per PoP or region. The control plane is normally divided into three separate domains … READ MORE


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