Data center storage and networking

The data center storage and networking topic area includes information for every step involved to design, deploy, manage and troubleshoot data center storage resources and data center networks. Data center storage and networking connect workloads on servers to important business data, as well as end users and external customers. New architectures and software-defined options improve data center networks and storage.

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  • east-west traffic

    East-west traffic, in a networking context, is the transfer of data packets from server to server within a data center. The label east-west comes from network diagram drawings that usually depict local area network (LAN) traffic horizontally. Continue Reading

  • Software-based networking brings new automation perks, challenges

    More data center teams have moved to software-defined networks. And while the technology brings new benefits around automation, it also brings a host of implementation challenges. Continue Reading

  • infrastructure (IT infrastructure)

    Infrastructure is the foundation or framework that supports a system or organization. In computing, infrastructure is composed of physical and virtual resources that support the flow, storage, processing and analysis of data. Continue Reading

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