Data Center Network Infrastructure provides connection of different server resources, like bare-metal servers, VM, containers, and includes switching, routing, protection, load balancing, monitoring, analytics, etc.
Next generation Data Center solutions enable centralized management (configuration, monitoring and problem diagnosing) of the data center network infrastructure at multiple data center locations, corporate locations or public cloud. Architecture provides a simple expansion both in terms of increasing performance at one location and in terms of introducing new data center locations. Via centralized management of network infrastructure with data center servers and applications, it is possible to provide the same level of service and protection regardless of where they are implemented.
In modern data centers, the changes to network infrastructure configuration can be automated which significantly reduces the time needed for starting new applications and services, and lowers probability of error. Alongside automation of virtual server infrastructure and integration with the self-service portal, the companies can offer their customers Private Cloud IaaS services.
The main features of modern data center network infrastructure are:
CiscoACI and CiscoAutomated EVPN VXLAN DC Fabric
Based on a three-layer model (access, aggregation, core) of data center switches.
Devices that provide load balancing in access to servers, ssl termination, GSLB, etc.
Automation of typical configurations with the tools from Cisco, VMware, or open-source tools such as Ansible, Teraform, etc.