Techopedia Explains Collapsed Backbone
Network backbones are distributed or collapsed. Traditional LANs connect via distributed backbone cables. Collapsed backbones use high-speed backplane switches to connect virtual Point-to-Point (PPP) LAN networks.
Collapsed backbone advantages include:
- Requires fewer devices
- Eliminates backbone cabling installation costs
- Provides scaled station bandwidth
- Provides tightly centralized equipment administration
Collapsed backbone disadvantages include:
Requires extra cabling
- Requires more expensive devices
- Limited distance capabilities
- Not feasible for multiple buildings
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