What are Data Centre networks?
The network’s performance is key to ensuring the seamless operation of your internal business and that your customer’s expectations are met. Data Centre networks connect devices such as servers, storage platforms and security appliances. These networks generally require high throughput rates.
Key features of an efficient Data Centre network:
Performance – The standard connectivity rate is 10Gbps. Although, both 40Gbps and 100Gbps are becoming far more common, with the need to carry larger amounts of traffic east-west between workloads in the Data Centre.
Mobility – Resource mobility is vital when server virtualisation is implemented whether it be a small VMWare vSphere platform or a full private cloud. Virtual server workloads often need to be able to move anywhere within the Data Centre, and potentially even across a WAN to another Data Centre. The network must be able to support this mobility seamlessly and resiliently.
Security – This is paramount in all modern networks, but the security needs for Data Centre networks differs to an office network as it hosts and protects your most precious asset, your data.
Challenges of delivering a Data Centre Network
We have extensive experience designing, building, and supporting Data Centre networks in both SMEs and large-scale enterprises across a number of business sectors.
We will help you by selecting, designing, and implementing the most suitable network solution, ensuring it aligns with your current and future requirements.
We design Data Centre networks that eliminate single points of failure and self-heal if, and when components fail, all while avoiding the high costs associated with over-engineering the design.
We work with you to understand your existing security posture, risks, and threats. This allows us to implement the correct security design, whether it be internet-edge or WAN perimeter security, or macro or micro-segmentation.