Scalability in Network Architecture
There has been a huge surge in network traffic and no industry is immune from being overwhelmed by data. Network visibility is a requirement for all industries ranging from financial corporations, telecom companies, data centres to retailers, government and healthcare. All are vulnerable to becoming constrained due to scalability issues.
With non-scalable tools, companies are limited by the number of switches and the architecture does not allow them to address all their network visibility concerns. As a result, they end up investing huge sums in changing their entire network architecture.
If a company’s existing network monitoring setup consists of a limited number of network TAPs feeding a monitoring switch, the system provides limited visibility and is not scalable. Such a system is also not capable of addressing regular microbursts in network traffic. Furthermore, the architecture generates substantial duplicate packets that the switch is not equipped to eliminate, creating challenges for monitoring. In such cases, when a company needs to install new TAPs and new port SPANs to accommodate network expansion, the old switch is not able to handle the load.
A scalable solution which offers multi-stage filtering, de-duplication and other features helps a network operate more efficiently.
Customers can ease these problems by building scalable network monitoring visibility solutions.
- Tools that can intelligently aggregate data and precisely channel it to the appropriate monitoring tools without missing or dropping data, and which provide 100-percent visibility. Instead of using several TAPs, SPANs and tools, a scalable tool can provide 100 percent visibility of all data passing through it.