Spine and Leaf Fiber Architecture

Please join the West Michigan Cisco Users Group for our August 30th event! Be sure to forward this information to anyone who may be interested in learning more about technology, all are welcome!

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Spine and Leaf (CLOS) is starting to be used more in the Data Center space as opposed to hierarchical tree (3-tier). This network is advantaged in the ability to scale out the network using smaller switch radix. With the addition of some breakout technology in the optics we can show how to scale the network at 4x using the same switch radix and optics. This discussion focus is about Corning’s mesh module which allows this capability.


Angela Lambert, RCDD

Data Center Global Market Development Manager | Corning Optical Communications

With more than 25 years of experience, Angie has held various roles at Corning, including Global Accounts technical manager, systems engineer, and senior product line specialist. In her current role, Angie is responsible for managing new data center product and service development. Angie holds a Bachelor of Engineering from the University of Florida and is RCDD certified.


5:30 - 5:45: Registration and Networking

5:45 - 6:00: Sponsor

6:00 - 7:00: Discussion

7:15 - Room closes, After-Meeting Social

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Tom Jayasvasti

Anixter Outside Account Manager

Enterprise Networks, MTDCs, Service Providers

Grand Rapids, MI


Kelli McLauchlin

Corning Enterprise Sales Engineer, Michigan

Detroit, MI



Davenport University

6191 Kraft Ave SE

Caledonia, MI 49512

Sneden Hall Meeting Room 1/2/3 (Across from Auditorium)

Please remember to park in an E (Event) parking lot. We suggest section F, as identified on our Location page