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Enterasys is rolling out its enterprise networking fabric play, OneFabric, which will look to challenge such heavyweights as Cisco Systems, Hewlett-Packard and Juniper Networks.

Enterasys officials unveiled their OneFabric architecture Oct. 17, saying their strategy offers a more complete and less complex solution than those from their competitors.

“There are other solutions out there, but none of them give an end-to-end view of services,” Ram Appalaraju, vice president of marketing at Enterasys, said in an interview with eWEEK, adding that similar offerings from other vendors are fragmented, vendor-specific and lack the ability to offer a single view of the entire infrastructure, from the data center to mobile user environments.

Enterasys OneFabric is designed to enable businesses to provision the entire network with greater performance and security and manage it all through a single point. The capabilities touch on everything from traditional data centers to cloud environments, and from virtual machines to mobile devices. The OneFabric initiative will enable businesses to flatten their networking infrastructure, reduce costs and simplify operations, according to Appalaraju.

The solution also enables enterprises to adopt it as their needs grow, rather than having to adopt it all at once and replace networking products they ve already invested heavily in. Enterasys gives IT administrators three OneFabric solutions they can adopt: OneFabric Data Center, OneFabric Edge and OneFabric Security.

Enterasys OneFabric solution can  help businesses cut management overhead needs by 90 percent and scale to meet the growing demands coming out of increasingly virtualized data centers, according to company officials.

Businesses can leverage Enterasys new OneFabric Control Center, the central console through which they can manage the entire fabric, and which includes integration with virtual infrastructures from VMware, Citrix Systems and Microsoft, aimed at improving network performance in virtualized data centers.

OneFabric offers tight integration with workflows in virtulization and storage environments, and offers more efficient and less complex application delivery.

To read the original eWeek article, click here: Enterasys Intros OneFabric Networking Portfolio