Backbone

(redirected from Collapsed Backbone)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

Backbone

The largest channel of information on a network. The backbone processes and transmits the greatest amount of data. The size of a backbone is not based on an objective standard, but rather depends on the size of the network.
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
Because multimedia applications are already driving bandwidth requirements in some areas, an ATM-based virtual collapsed backbone is chosen as the next migration step.
The frame-based virtual collapsed backbone provides a practical migration path from the physical collapsed backbone because it allows users to realize many of the benefits of switched networking without converting to ATM.