The process of Core Layer collapsing implies combining it with the Distribution Layer, and this is one of the first decisions small- and medium-sized companies make when analyzing the Enterprise Campus design. The Core Layer is the aggregation point for all of the other layers and submodules in the Enterprise Campus architecture. The main technology features required inside the Core Layer include a high level of redundancy, high-speed switching, and high reliability. Some of the advantages of implementing a dedicated Core Layer include the following:
- Distribution Layer switches can be connected hierarchically to the backbone switches . . .
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