What is Fabric Management and why it is important


  • Fabric Management enables the infrastructure (facilities-storage-network-compute) to operate as a system
  • Traditional infrastructure deployments have redundancy in every component to avoid single points of failure – which is a significant cost multiplier
  • When viewed as a complete system, applications and workload instances can be spread across pre-defined fault domains which ensures that when a failure occurs the application/workload is still available
  • A Fabric Manager contains the rules logic that has system-wide awareness to prevent application and workload instances from being provisioned, migrated, or de-provisioned in a way that violates the fault logic
  • The result is a dynamic AND resilient infrastructure which is significantly less expensive because it does not require redundant components
Comments (1)

  1. Maurice says:

    Still, I don't fully understand what Fabric Management is. You've explained what is means but what do you mean with "operate as a system". You mention that Traditional infrastructure deployments have redundancy in every component….but in any system you have some redundancy built in…or at least have some extra components. What's the difference than ?