IT & Network Infrastructure : 'Big Traffic' Bottlenecks to Plague Enterprise Data Centers: 10 Reasons Why
We all know about Big Data as it refers to growing workloads of structured and unstructured data pouring into data centers. Well, networks handling Big Traffic are what brings all this data into servers, storage arrays and cloud services. Big Traffic is server-to-server I/O that moves between data centers, traveling through wide-area network (WAN) links. Make no mistake, the volume of Big Traffic is growing, and it's unlikely to level off anytime soon. New problems are occurring as a result. Due to older, inadequate IT that wasn't designed for this tsunami of data, bottlenecks are coming up everywhere, especially on the storage side. As a result, a new sector of the IT business is rapidly coming to the fore: data management for the new-generation data center. This slide show, with most of the information supplied by Haseeb Budhani, vice president of products, and Ashwath Kakhandiki, director of marketing, at WAN optimization hardware maker Infineta, will cite key data points involving Big Traffic so as to offer keener insight into what's happening. Infineta, in fact, is the only WAN optimization provider using a hardware-based approach.