The solutions we use ensure close integration of the network layer with security mechanisms. The result is the construction of a comprehensive network that provides, on the one hand, great possibilities of automatic configuration allowing for mapping of processes in layers related to operating systems and applications as well as implementation of modern security solutions adapted to specific data processing needs, on the other hand.
We are currently witnessing a fundamental change in the approach to architectures related to the Data Center networks. Traditional models of a three-layer network (access, aggregation and core layers) and two-layer network (access layer and distribution layer combined with core layer) no longer meet the requirements of data processing systems and virtualisation systems for the application layer. The main factors that caused the need for change are:
The networks we design take into account the needs of a modern Data Center related to the necessity of automatic cooperation with virtualisation systems.
So what should a modern Data Center network look like?
a) provisioning and deployments – the new network devices should be activated almost automatically (picking up an appropriate image of the operating system, downloading and activating the configuration),
b) operational work – the devices should automatically send information about their status. The DC switches must have advanced scripting mechanisms so that the switch can respond to alarms and events without the need for an intervention of the administrators,
c) orchestration – the network must have a communication interface with virtualisation systems. Changes in the configuration of the server or storage network should automatically propagate themselves and affect the configuration of the network.
Solutions proposed by APIUS bring significant operational benefits: