Data Center Networking Solutions

The role of the network in the data center is becoming ever more crucial. It is evolving into the intelligent integrated platform for next-generation data centers. Because it is pervasive and scalable and promotes standards, the network is developing into a foundation across which information, application services and all data center resources, including servers, storage are shared, provisioned, protected, and accessed.
With this in mind, customers need to plan, design, and deploy a data center network that can provide the highest levels of stability, performance, and security and can also withstand and recover rapidly from disruptions.

Security devices located in the Data center perimeter. Firewall is software or hardware-based network security system that controls the incoming and outgoing network traffic by analyzing the data packets and determining whether they should be allowed through or not, based on a rule set. A firewall establishes a barrier between a trusted, secure internal network and another network (e.g., the Internet) that is not assumed to be secure and trusted. Intrusion prevention systems (IPS) are network security appliances that monitor network and/or system activities for malicious activity. The main functions of intrusion prevention systems are to identify malicious activity, log information about this activity, attempt to block/stop it, and report it.

Firewall is a system for network security  that control incoming and outgoing traffic destined to a particular computers system or for a several computer systems , firewall can control traffic based on packet headers segment headers or application layer content.

Port level security is a set of Layer 2 switch port security techniques. This includes features like limiting maximum MAC addresses learned on a switch port and other port-related security requirements like storm control.

IPS are network security system that monitor network traffic for malicious activities, main purpose of IPS is
to prevent malicious actions and protect sensitive information.

Load balancing aims to optimize resource use, maximize throughput, minimize response time, and avoid overload of any one of the resources.