The solution and the benefits
Simplified Datacenter operation: The simplified operation allows the datacenter administrators answer and adapt in the business needs in no time. The simplified operation comprises a phase which consists in simplifying the physical topology of the datacenter and involving automatic management and provisioning systems, which can reduce the falls by human error, visualize the statistics, analyze and control all the equipment centrally.
Virtualization and cloud computing: the virtualization technologies have reformulated the Datacenter environments. The virtualization of servers demands more services over the network’s infrastructure and demands the optimal traffic paths. The virtualization of multiple chassis provides a solution to the processing of shared resources in several servers, breaking the traditional pattern of making the information go though many network devices until it reaches its destination. The solution of switches gathered in virtual entities, which have a "Top-of-Rack" or "End-of-row" function, allow the physical organization of the Datacenters, making profit of the physical space, apart from giving connectivity to the servers systematically.
Security: There are important challenges as regards security, which rise from the complexity of current networks such as scattered users, multiple located architectures, new applications and attacks to security systems. The security of the Datacenters can be improved by incorporating systems capable of prevent, detect, answer and trace the attacks and threats in our network in order to contribute to the business development.
Business continuity: The datacenters represent the core of business. Because of this, a series of things have to be taken into account to give continuity to business and assure that the services are available even in the event of a disaster. Some of these important considerations are:
- Analysis and understanding of the applications flow and their priorities.
- Implementation of synchronization schemes between sites.
- Checking of redundancy schemes between faults.
- Enabling of safe re-directing of traffic in the users.
Furthermore, it is necessary to have the hardware which provides redundancy at a physical level and the software to maintain the continuity of business in all the layers of the Datacenter.