Data center bridging refers to enhancements to Ethernet local area networks for use in data center environments. The Data Center Bridging (DCB) Task Group of the IEEE 802.1 Working Group conducts standard setting efforts. Traditional Ethernet is the primary network protocol in data centers for computer to computer communications. However, Ethernet is designed to be a best-effort network that may drop packets when the network or devices are busy. In Internet Protocol networks, transport reliability has traditionally been the responsibility of the transport protocols, such as the Transmission Control Protocol (TCP), with the trade-off being higher complexity, greater processing overhead and the resulting impact on performance and throughput.
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