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Fabric-based infrastructure (FBI) is an approach that aims to deliver an automated data center solution by integration of hardware and software infrastructures. It calls for delivering a real-time data center infrastructure that is dynamically provisioned, controlled and automated.
FBI primarily combines and unifies hardware and software infrastructure, controlled and managed by an automation solution at the top. It is mainly a vendor-side infrastructure provisioning approach, where the vendor automates the provisioning of servers, storage, software, networking and/or IT, cloud and virtualization environments. Fabric-based infrastructure enables organizations in reducing data center capex/opex, minimizing provisioning time from months to minutes and recreating infrastructure instances quickly.